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Die Syro-Aramäische Lesart des Koran [Christoph Luxenberg] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In German. Understandably the author’s name ‘Christoph Luxenberg’ is a nom de plume of a professor in Semitic languages at a German university, according to articles in. Simon Hopkins, Review Of “Christoph Luxenberg”, Die Syro-aramaiche Lesart Des Koran [i.e., “The Syro-Aramaic Reading Of The Qur’an..].

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Missionary, dilettante or visionary? A number of possibilities that could lead to a solution are then checked: Chrishoph traditional view According to early Islamic sources, texts of the Qur’an were already written down during the life of the prophet Muhammad AD. More must be offered to convince anybody as to the mechanisms by which such a strong cultural and linguistic contact could have occurred.

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Christians have reworked that story and the very old wonder at the Christian character of the Qur’an to a Christian counterpart of the Bahira-story, in which Bahira wrote the Qur’an as a Christian text, with a few adaptations especially intended for Arabs.

He doesn’t realise however that Luxenberg doesn’t deny these literal meanings at all. Why do they turn away from the warning, like frightened asses, fleeing from a lion? Otherwise, I must say that, in my encounters with Muslims, I have not noticed any hostile attitudes. So the suspicion that his approach causes is not entirely unfounded. Discussions between traditional Muslims and western scholars of Islam on this topic can run high.

Besides these variants early Islamic literature also mentions a lot of alternative readings that do not belong to the canonical texts. In Italian, English, and Spanish.

A German scholar of ancient languages takes a new look at the sacred book of Lesarg. According to our sources these are all from Qur’anic texts that were destroyed in the wake of Uthman’s standardisation. Namely, in the framework of this study an examination of a series of hadith sayings of the Prophet has identified Aramaisms that had either been lewart or were inexplicable from the point of view of Arabic.


This gave rise to a lot of misinterpretations. During the reconstruction, a hollow space in the construction of the roof was found, that contained 14, fragments of Qur’an manuscripts.

Tabari reads jabinan ‘two temples’ and concludes the forehead must be meant, since that is in between the two. Beginning in the third century, the Syrian Christians did not limit themselves to bringing their evangelical mission to nearby countries, like Armenia or Persia. So only the virgins or grapes figured in them. This would lead one to assume that Mecca was originally an Aramaic settlement.

Luxenberg suggests two mistakes: Option 3 simply rephrases the presence of Syriac loanwords.

The thesis of the book is that the text of the Quran was substantially derived from Syriac Christian liturgyarguing that many “obscure” portions become clear when they are back-translated and interpreted as Syriacisms. He maintains that it was created by Syro-Aramaic speaking Christians, in order to evangelize the Arabs.

It is important to note that options 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 leave the Arabic character of the Qur’an unchallenged. In Arabic it says: Muslims know the story of the Christian monk Bahira, who recognised Muhammad in his early youth as ‘the seal of the prophets’, the last prophet.

This translation differs from some other English translations, where li- is indeed translated as ‘on’ even though it’s probably incorrect Arabic e. The scholarly consensus seems to be that the Qur’anic tale was derived from the same Jewish stories on which the Targum Sheni is also based. The Qur’an is therefore also called ‘the book of the cow’.


He does indeed raise many questions that could be answered by other disciplines, but its not entirely fair to blame this on Luxenberg. Luxenberg ‘s new analysis, leaning on the Hymns of Ephrem the Syrian, yields “white raisins” of “crystal clarity” rather than luexnberg, and ever willing virgins—the houris.

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He brings on a plethora of arguments: He says that many Christian descriptions of Paradise describe it as abounding in pure white grapes. That too lsart emphasised in the Qur’an: It only featured the ‘virgins or grapes’ question.

The Virgins and the Grapes: the Christian Origins of the Koran

The first Sura, called “the unstopping,” is a brief prayer that plays an important role in worship and everyday life. The changes that Luxenberg suggests, aren’t limited to single words.

But these have never gone beyond the etymological explanation of some terms of foreign luxennberg. He suspects it’s an Ethiopian loanword, but there is no such word in that language, nor in any other language in the region. Contrary to the earlier assumption of a dialect of Arabic spoken in Mecca, the present study has shown that, insofar as the Arabic tradition has identified the language of the Koran with that of the Qurayshthe inhabitants of Mecca, this language must instead have been an Aramaic-Arabic hybrid language.

You who believe, when you are about to pray, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbow, wipe your heads, wash your feet up to the ankles. The end of the book features the reinterpretation of two entire suras, one of which sura is traced back to 1 Peter 5: They would only find grapes there.