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Author(s): Despland, Michel
Just as there is a necessity to write this article in only one of the many natural languages, so too we can not discuss language in general, but must start with some historical examples. Scriptural and non-Scriptural Religions In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, God's revelation was made available to humans through a language: Hebrew, Greek, or Arabic. The three religions attribute speech to God; in each the Word of God is associated with Creation (‘God said’ or ‘God decreed’). In Judaism and Christianity human reason ( logos in Greek) became intimately linked with this Word (also logos).…