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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    Default Does "sounding" mean "speaking like a living creature"?

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    The problem for many believers, of course, is that the con-
    clusions of evolution appear to contradict certain sacred texts
    that describe God's role in the creation of the universe, the
    earth, all living things, and ourselves. In Islam, for instance, the
    Qur'an describes life developing in stages, but sees humans as
    a special act of creation "from sounding clay, from mud molded
    into shape" (15:26). In Judaism and Christianity, the great cre-
    ation story of Genesis 1 and 2 is a solid bedrock for many be-
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    Default Re: Does "sounding" mean "speaking like a living creature"?

    Hi,

    I found this: Islam Question and Answer - So let man see from what he is created and this: sounding - WordReference.com Dictionary of English (2nd definition: Archaic).

    So my guess is that "sounding clay" is a dry one that, when hit or struck, makes a sound.

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