“阿拉伯文版聖經節錄“ 2006 DVD單頻道錄影 15分07秒
“Excerpts From The Holy Bible in Arabic Translations” 2006 Single Channel DVD 15m07s
Here, Peng’s dog spells out words in Arabic, although the texts excerpted are in fact drawn from the Bible. The sentences contain words such as killing, blood, revenge, wrath, punishment, death, sword, enemy, hate, slay and destroy. This may lead to an interesting case of misrecognition in the Western viewer as s/he assumes that these violent phrases are not rooted in her/his own culture. In these post 9-11 times, Peng illustrates that common conceptions of Islam, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, are in fact closer to home than many recognize.
內文 The Scripture:
Deu32:39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Deu32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
Deu32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Mic5:14 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
Eze20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
Isa47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
Deu28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Deu28:19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Exo22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Num31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
Psm89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
Deu7:10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
Num35:19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.
Rev18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Psm63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
Isa34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
Deu9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
Psm54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
Deu13:9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Deu13:15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
Jer21:6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
Gen9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
Jos6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Isa13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
Lev26:7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Deu20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
Isa57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Thanks to 陳致宇 Chen Chih-Yu's assistance in video setting / 英文簡介 English Introduction by Sarah Lookofsky