Bart D. Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar and textual critic of early Christianity. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written about how the original New Testament texts were frequently altered by scribes for a variety of reasons, and argues that these alterations affect the interpretation of the texts:
He proofs what the Quran says about the Bible and the scribes who altered and changed the words of God in the bible .
In the second part of the Video Dr Dr.J Dirk s who enrolled at Harvard College as a philosophy major in 1967. He was named a Hollis Scholar, signifying that he was a top pre-theology student in the college. He worked as a youth minister at a fairly large United Methodist Church during his freshman and sophomore years. He graduated in 1971 and was admitted to the Harvard Divinity School thereafter, from where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Divinity. During his seminary education, he also completed a two-year externship program as a hospital chaplain at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.] He also holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver.
Dr Dirks converted to islam , and he will talk about the alterations and corruptions of the bible which proofs what the Quran said about the bible 1400 years ago before the discovery of professor Brat D Ehrman.
What is so beautiful with this video are the criteria of authenticity that he’s referring to and which historians wants, which resemble those of the science of hadith.
Intro to the science of hadith: http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Hadi…
1) A hadîth (pl. ahâdîth) is composed of two parts: the matn (text) and the isnad (chain of reporters). A text may seem to be logical and reasonable but it needs an authentic isnad with reliable reporters to be acceptable; Abdullah b. al-Mubârak (d. 181 AH), one of the illustrious teachers of Imâm al-Bukhârî, said, “The isnad is part of the religion: had it not been for the isnad, whoever wished to would have said whatever he liked.”
2) A Mutawatir hadith is one which is reported by such a large number of people that they cannot be expected to agree upon a lie, all of them together. See: http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Hadi…
The Ulama (Scholars) are in agreement that the entire text of the Quran is “Mutawatir”, i.e., its authenticity is proven by universally accepted testimony Ijma (Consesnsus).
Preserved in written form and by memorization.
It was Memorized by the Messenger of God himself (saas), his companions, and after the death of the Messenger of God (saas) on Monday,12 Rabi al-Awwal, in the eleventh year of Al-Hijrah, his companions (First Caliph Abu Bakr (r)) after the battle of al-Yamamah in Ramadhan the same year approx 6-8 months after the death of the Messenger of God (saas), compiled the revelation of God into a mus-haf (copy) from all the material, parchments, scapula, leafstalks of date palms and from the memories of the companions.http://www.islamawareness.net/Quran/q…
Narrated Zaid bin thabit: Abu Bakr As-Siddiq sent for me when the people! of Yamama had been killed …..Then Abu Bakr said (to me). ‘You are a wise young man and we do not have any suspicion about you, and you used to write the Divine Inspiration for Allah’s Apostle. So you should search for (the fragmentary scripts of) the Qur’an and collect it in one book).” By Allah If they had ordered me to shift one of the mountains, it would not have been heavier for me than this ordering me to collect the Qur’an….. So I started looking for the Qur’an and collecting it from (what was written on) palmed stalks, thin white stones and also from the men who knew it by heart, till I found the last Verse of Surat At-Tauba (Repentance) with Abi Khuzaima Al-Ansari….Then the complete manuscripts (copy) of the Qur’an remained with Abu Bakr till he died, then with ‘Umar till the end of his life, and then with Hafsa, the daughter of ‘Umar. (Bukhari, Book #61, Hadith #509)
And so generation after generation uptil today millions of men and women have memorzied this entire book (see young muslim hufath (preserver of the Qur’an) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUZ3ZA… )
This makes it impossible to corrupt it. Unlike other scriptures where you will not find a one or two who has memorized their scriptures.
And Allah (God) promised, “Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’ân) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). Qur’an 9:15
View how the chain of reporters in the ahadith might look like here:
Bernard Lewis, writer author who read Islamic tradition, compares it with the Christian scholarship, he says:
“From an early date Muslim scholars recognized the danger of false testimony and hence false doctrine, and developed an elaborate science for criticizing tradition. “Traditional science”, as it was called, differed in many respects from modern historical source criticism, and modern scholarship has always disagreed with evaluations of traditional scientists about the authenticity and accuracy of ancient narratives. But their careful scrutiny of the chains of transmission and their meticulous collection and preservation of variants in the transmitted narratives give to medieval Arabic historiography a professionalism and sophistication without precedent in antiquity and without parallel in the contemporary medieval West. By comparison, the historiography of Latin Christendom seems poor and meagre, and even the more advanced and complex historiography of Greek Christendom still falls short of the historical literature of Islam in volume, variety and analytical depth.”
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