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Old 06-10-2018, 06:35 AM   #1
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I'm currently reading Gleanings. Amazing writings. I remembered when i first purchased the book i had a very difficult time reading and comprehending the style of language used, kind of frustrated i put it away for a couple of years. I just brought it out this past week and started reading where i left off and it's becoming very comprehensible to me now! strange indeed. how many books (tablets) total has he written? and when will there be more translated. another Thought i have about Baha'u'llah ,If he was such a threat instead of just imprisoning him and banishing him why didn't they just simply kill him like the Bab? i find that interesting.
 
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:44 AM   #2
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I'm currently reading Gleanings. Amazing writings. I remembered when i first purchased the book i had a very difficult time reading and comprehending the style of language used, kind of frustrated i put it away for a couple of years. I just brought it out this past week and started reading where i left off and it's becoming very comprehensible to me now! strange indeed. how many books (tablets) total has he written? and when will there be more translated. another Thought i have about Baha'u'llah ,If he was such a threat instead of just imprisoning him and banishing him why didn't they just simply kill him like the Bab? i find that interesting.
Well done. As you read more you will find that the King James English become easier to understand. I assume Shoghi Effendi chose it as it best reflected the meaning of the original Word.

I read a Bible passage last night that may answer your question. The 7, 62 & 1 week Prophecy of Daniel has Jesus being cut off in the midst of His Message. I read in Isaiah 56:5 that when Christ returned, He would not be cut off and come with an Everlasting Name. That name is the 'Glory of God', a Glory now evident and everlasting. Here is that passages and another about Christ and the new name of Baha'u'llah to consider;

Isaiah 56:5 “To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.”

Revelation 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

Man can not stop Gods Will unfolding and this is the strength of the Messenger, they are God's Will. This is why we are asked to give our soul over to that Will.

This is a list of the Tablets from Baha'u'llah - https://bahai-library.com/mcglinn_leiden_list

Regards Tony

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Old 06-10-2018, 01:54 PM   #3
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591 Tablets?
 
Old 06-10-2018, 02:00 PM   #4
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591 Tablets?
I would not restrict it to that list.

We do know that it is over 100 Volumes of works, that link was my first look as I had seen it before.

More research is needed to answer your question, but the day called and I am now at work

No rest for the wicked....ha ha!

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Old 06-10-2018, 08:00 PM   #5
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591 Tablets?
More than that.....

Number of tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh
by Robert Stockman and Juan Cole
1999
From Resource Guide, "scripture":

The writings, or tablets, of the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi are stored at various places at the Bahá'í World Center in Haifa, Israel. Soon they will be moved to a building named "The Center for the Study of the Sacred Texts," which is under construction as of this writing. Microfiche copies of the tablets are also preserved for safekeeping at a variety of places around the world. Many texts were lost, stolen, or destroyed, and many others are still held in private hands. The estimated figures for the total number of individual tablets are as follows: Bahá'u'lláh, 7,160 tablets archived, 15,000 total estimated to have been written; 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 15,549 tablets archived, 30,800 total estimated to have been written; Shoghi Effendi, 16,370 letters archived, 30,100 total estimated to have been written ("Bahá'í Archives: Preserving and Safeguarding the Sacred Texts," in 'Andalíb magazine, 12.48 (Fall 1993): insert). William Collins has described the structure of the International Bahá'í Archives and other considerations relevant to preserving the sacred texts in "Library and Archival Resources at the Bahá'í World Centre," in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 3.4 (Dec. 1985).
Number of tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh
 
Old 06-11-2018, 03:16 AM   #6
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That seems incredible. What exactly constitutes a Tablet?
 
Old 06-11-2018, 11:41 AM   #7
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That seems incredible. What exactly constitutes a Tablet?
The link posted above had this to say;

"Bahá'u'lláh revealed over 15,000 tablets. Some are long (several hundred pages) but most are a page or two, written to a specific individual to answer a question or convey encouragement."

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Old 06-11-2018, 12:19 PM   #8
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That seems incredible. What exactly constitutes a Tablet?
Pretty much, anything he wrote.

For reference, during Ridwan, Baha'u'llah wrote a letter to every single follower gathered there, sending each a letter and a rose. Every one of those was a "Tablet", though I don't think all of them survived to this day.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 11:37 AM   #9
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No, tens of thousands of tablets. But my list is an attempt at a combination contents page for the most commonly used compilations of this tablets in Persian and Arabic. It only covers a fraction of his total writing, because for many of his tablets the question one asks is not "which book is that published in?" -- because it is not published -- but rather "who has a copy?" and the answer is usually "the library at the World Centre."
 
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