Talk:Abraham

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Why not mentioning that Ibrahim is a false translation of Abraham (father of many)?[edit]

"(I believe it's just the Arabic form of the name. Kind of like how "Pyeter" is the Russian form of "Peter" (which is from the Greek "rock", cf Mat. 16:18), and the Russian for rock is "kamen"." But Russians do not claim that God revealed their religion in the devine language Russian and the Hebrew Bible is a falsification. Like Arab Muslims claim Jews and Christians did. — Unsigned, by: Dr. Dolittle / talk / contribs Moderator 10:52, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Eh, if they'd translated it into Hebrew from Arabic it would be Abraham with the original name as Ibrahim. It's backwards, but there's nothing actually wrong with the reasoning if you assume God speaks Arabic rather than Hebrew. King Skeleton (talk) 10:55, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Ummmm .. because it's not important to the point the article makes?--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 11:11, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Ibrahim is no more a "false translation" than Abraham is, both being adapted from the original Hebrew name for languages with different pronunciations. + Ibrahim is just an Anglicised transliteration of the Arabic name, which can also appear as Ibrihim, Ibraham, Ibrhim, Ibrham, Abrahim, Abrihim, Abrhim, Abrham, or even Abraham. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 12:03, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Animal substitution for child sacrifice[edit]

Animal substitution for child sacrifice may have been a common practice, or at least not unknown, in the ancient Levant and north Africa. See TophetWikipedia's W.svg and child sacrifice in CarthageWikipedia's W.svg for more information. Alec Sanderson (talk) 20:15, 13 May 2015 (UTC)