Posted by David Thompson (188.8.131.52) on July 06, 2003 at 10:36:48:
In Reply to: Re: Assistance with a provisional translation posted by Jonah on July 02, 2003 at 17:02:34:
Jonah, Here is a paragraph from the letter which will explain my first posting, "Your request was referred to the Research Department for comments, and it has stated that to the best of its knowledge, the Tablet in question was revealed in Arabic in honour of Jinab-i-Vargha, and is dated 1st of Sha'ban 1298 (28 June 1881). It has indicated that the Tablet is quite lengthy and covers many subjects. A portion of it, however, is devoted to the martyrs of Miyandu'ab, and Shah-Muhammad-Amin is commemorated in words that are, indeed, "infinitely tender". While this tablet has not yet been translated into English, an orginal language copy can be found in the publication titled "Iran National Baha'i Archives", number 8, pages 512 to 549. Given your interest, the Research Department has provided the enclosed transcription of the relevant text from the Tablet. You may wish to seek the assistance of one of the friends in your area with a knowledge of Arabic to provide you with a provisional translation."
I have not had a contact on this yet so I am hoping someone will phone or fax me, call collect if you want. There is a small number of Persian friends here in the Yukon but none who speak Arabic, DT.
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