Interesting theory, but I think Mohammed claimed to be illiterate (it was "divine inspiration" that allowed him to read the text) and even if he could read, I doubt he could read Hebrew.
it was "divine inspiration" that allowed him to read the text
Sort of like Joseph Smith.
posted on 08/31/2002 9:20:39 AM PDT
by Seti 1
Mohammad as a professional trader on a major route generally used by Jewish traders probably had a good command of Hebrew, or he had access to a translator.
He certainly had plenty to say about the times he had occasion to meet with Jews. In fact, he had started out with the idea that he should reform Judaism.
posted on 08/31/2002 7:17:21 PM PDT
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