Sources II

Speaking of sources, here we go again with the plagiarism. Remember when Mo got the two cow stories mixed up? Well here he does it again, even worse, like having Goldilock's fairy godmother give her glass slippers.

2:60 And remember Moses prayed for water for his people; We said: "Strike the rock with thy staff." Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each group knew its own place for water. So eat and drink of the sustenance provided by Allah, and do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth.

He told this same story in 7:160, but the schizophrenic old bible tells it three different ways. The twelve springs were at a place called Elim, and all they did there was camp (Exodus 15:27). Then Moses raps his rod on the rock at Rephidim, (Exodus 17:1-6 ) with lots of details, but no mention of twelve springs. Later he knocks his rock at Kadesh (Numbers 20:2-13), but still only one spring. Tradition is that Moses wrote these stories, so these are first person accounts by the actual rock-knocker himself, who oughta know.

The koran wants me to believe the bible versions (2:41). At the same time it wants me to believe the koran version is what really happened, it's in god's diary up in heaven, Moses was just bullshitting and shrunk it in the telling, from twelve springs to only one. That's likely, people always un-exagerate.
What I'm not sposed to believe is that a guy didn't know some old stories very well and got mixed up: that never happens.

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