(10-19-2015, 10:48 AM)Scimitar Wrote: Kamal Salibi - [/-snip] - With regard to his claim that biblical events mentioned in the OT happened in the Hejaaz region of Arabia (what is known as Mecca and Medina today) prior to 586BC coupled with his claim that the real Jerusalem was in the Hejaaz and not in Palestine (Israel today)... is confusing. It would be better to understand in the anthropological sense how Jews were always migrating to other places and the from the stories of the Jews of Yathrib themselves, (which became Medina btw) they informed us that they settled in Arabia because the final prophet of God would show up there. They did not ever claim Jerusalem was in Arabia in any of their written works (histories).
I'd add that the Jews who actually mattered were living their days out as slaves under the tyrant Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon at this time (586bc and before it) - all the biblical Jews such as Daniel and Jeremiah (peace be upon them) were enslaved in Babylon.
Babylon, is a city in modern day Iraq (approx. 50miles south of Baghdad). It wasn't until Cyrus the Persian freed the Jews and returned them to their homeland did they rebuild their temple which Cyrus mandated, as prophesied 90 years before the event came to pass in the OT - my question is, with all this amazing information, how can anyone entertain the ludicrous idea that Jerusalem was in Arab lands? Jerusalem (Dar as Salaam : Doorway/City of Peace) has always been right where it's always been - where it's at right now.
Just had to throw that in.
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