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Egypt publisher: The Christian version of the Bible is forged

Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm says Coptic Church is considering filing a complaint against the release of controversial ‘forged Bible.’

8/19/2010 Egypt (Haaretz) – An Islamic publishing house in Egypt has published what it says is a “forged” version of the Christian Bible, angering the local Coptic Church, independent daily al-Masry al-Youm reported Thursday.

The owner of the Islamic Enlightenment Publishing House, Abuislam Abdullah, wrote in the introduction that the reason behind the book’s publication was to prove that there are several versions of the bible and that Christians had forged theirs.

Abdullah claims that the version he published was written before the Book of Genesis, the Christian Old Testament.

The Coptic Church says it is extremely offended by the publication of this book, and is considering filing a complaint with Egypt’s Attorney General, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

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