Posted: Sep 08, 2015 3:14 pm
by Oeditor
Alan B wrote:If the ink can be tested and is found to be earlier than Mo, then that would suggest that Mo was a plagiarist.
Suggest? There;s no doubt about it - half the stuff in the Koran is pinched from Jewish or Christian stories. Not a little from the Ancient Greeks, either.
As or the mss, I'm surprised that they say it's on "sheep or goat skin": compared with what they'd need for C14 dating, a mere snippet should give them enough DNA to answer that question. It's also surprising that nothing has been said about whether it could be a palimpsest - surely a critical factor with such mss. Can we assume that the author knows her job and has excluded it?