You wrote: “Answer: You do not quote hadith but the where and why of Quran revelation is just as fictitious as these so where is the proof from the Quran these verses relate to the unwritten revelation, the first encounter? I will answer, there are none.”
Proof is in eating the pudding. There are only two encounters mentioned in chapter 53. Obviously, the first encounter was the most initial one from where everything started happening. Obviously, prophet talked about this encounter to his family and friends as to how it unfolded and what he saw/heard, etc. Quran records both, people’s reaction as well as his speech related to this encounter. You want to neglect what is obvious and run after allegorical, it is your choice.
You wrote: “Let me be kinder than my usual, unassuming self, and agree that the Messenger had this unwritten revelation, what was he told to deliver to us? Are you going to say that the ‘Book’ is the Quran and something else?
If not, then we are left with only the Quran to be used by the Messenger to understand and put into practice what Allah wants us to do; nothing else, and this applies to us as well.”
Book is the Quran, there is no doubt in it. However, as per my reading, undoubtedly, prophet had revelations besides Quran.
Prophet was told to do this “[29:45]- Recite what is revealed of the book and establish/stand for salat/prayer…”
Did he/prophet stand for prayers and recite from the book? Is this not part of the Quran? If you intend to follow the Quran, then this and similar other verses of Quran are part of it, you need to follow these too.
Do you do ablution before following any commandments as per your understanding? Is it possible to keep repeating ablution every time you have to follow a command, say speaking the truth?
Further, is this not in Quran?
3:95 - Say, " Allah has told the truth. So follow the religion/creed of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of the polytheists."
Did prophet follow the Creed of Ibrahim? What is the Creed of Ibrahim? What was it that he/prophet followed? How did he follow it? How do you follow the creed of Ibrahim? Did prophet follow the manasiks/rites Ibtahim asked for? What were/are those manasiks/rites? Are these not in Quran?
You wrote: “You can choose which is the best explanation of 2:125, which one agrees with the verses on the birds and the bees.”
I guess I have repeated this statement of mine many a times. I want to stay as close to the verses as possible, lexicons, grammar, context etc. The Arabic word “Maqam” used in 2:125 is defined as “the place of the feet, a standing place, a place of stay, residence, or abode”, see Lane Supplement p. 2996. The phrase “Maqam Ibrahim = standing place of Ibrahim” is further clarified in “Mussala = place to pray” in the same verse. This “maqam Ibrahim” is also explained in 3:97 in terms of “open/clear/obvious/manifested signs,” which were preserved back then as well as now.