Posted: Mar 13, 2016 6:03 pm
by duvduv
What's the big deal of parts of what appear in the Quran having been texts circulating around earlier? Since no "biography" of "Muhammad" exists before the 8th century, what's so hard to believe that the cut and paste job of the Quran was accomplished under the regime of Mansour, especially in the environment of many Jews? The Quran incorporates many stories derived from Midrash, especially Pirkei de Rabbi Eliezer and Midrash Rabba. Check the book by Abraham Katsh on the subject.