Whereas the violence prescribed in the quran is mostly defensive, jenkins says, the bible is packed with genocidal commands from god that drew a sputtering response of incredulity from andrew bostom, a self-taught scholar of islam whose writings are most about the malevolence of jihad this is just preposterous he exclaimed in the same broadcast. Compare and contrast log in × scroll to top home a comparison of the bible and the qur'an by andrew potievsky the bible and the qur'an, andrew potievsky, the. The point of this question is not to denigrate the quran, but to help muslims understand that copyist errors in biblical manuscripts—the vast majority of which are similar to the unintentional copyist errors in the quran—do not invalidate the bible from being the word of god. Is the bible or the quran the word of god if jesus did not die on the cross, then the bible can't be the word of god on the other hand, if jesus was crucified and died on the cross, then can the quran be the word of god.
There is no denying that both the bible and the quran relate tales of violence both books have commands for the faithful to kill unbelievers (most notably deuteronomy 7:1-5 in the bible and surah. Is the god of judaism and christianity also the god of islam we cite three english translations of the quran, islam's holy book: yusufali: take not with allah another object of worship or thou (o man) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution. Is the quran more violent than the bible the question is hard to answer a tally at the skeptic's annotated bible counts 842 violent or cruel passages in the bible as compared to 333 in the quran.
Text analytics tips: is the quran really more violent than the bible by tom h c anderson part i: the project with the proliferation of terrorism connected to islamic fundamentalism in the late-20 th and early 21 st centuries, the question of whether or not there is something inherently violent about islam has become the subject of intense and widespread debate. Furthermore, muslims claim that allah has no son this represents a head-on collision between the god of the bible and allah for, as the bible makes clear, the one and only true god is most perfectly revealed as the father of the son, jesus christ. Is the bible more violent than the quran scholar philip jenkins argues that scriptures in the quran are less brutal than those in the bible in his forthcoming book, dark passages, jenkins points.
The bible and the qur'an provides an overview of all the figures and groups who are mentioned in both the bible and the qur'an principal focus centers on the similarities and differences between the presentations of these characters in the two texts, with special emphasis placed on. A tally at the skeptic's annotated bible counts 842 violent or cruel passages in the bible as compared to 333 in the quran that said, the bible is a much thicker tome, and even though the new testament endorses and adds to the violence in the old, when percentages are compared, the quran comes out ahead.
The bible was written over a period of about 1,500 years by more than forty different human authors covering many controversial subjects yet, there is an amazing unity to the bible from beginning to end, there is the unfolding story of god's plan of salvation for mankind. The latter display an intimate engagement with both the hebrew bible and the new testament, as well as a range of secondary literature that can be seen to supplement brief or cryptic qur'anic references. Six startling contrasts between the bible and the quran these two books are not telling the same story a pastor's observations about how these two ancient books do not tell the same story. The bible is a collection of many books by many different authors and is the equivalent of a hindu purānā it is composed of mythological stories, speculation about the natural world, apparent histories of kings who never existed, historical events that never took place, some excellent poetry, some great and wise proverbs, psalms of praise, prediction for the future end of the world. The bible indicates that drunkenness is a sinful work of the flesh that will keep a person out of heaven (galatians 5:21 1 corinthians 6:10) in contrast, the koran teaches that drunkenness is all right, unless you are praying (see moffitt, 1992, pp 6-7.
Both claimed the bible was lost, altered, corrupted and unreliable both claimed their holy book was the most correct and perfect book on earth both claimed that their new bible was based upon a record stored in heaven. If you knew the quran (written in the 7th century ad) you'd know at least that the bible (old and new testament) are much older but not only religious texts were written before the quran greeks and romans had many books, there was a huge library in alexandria. In that vein, we've put together some random passages from the quran and the bible see if you can tell where the quotes are from let us know how you did in the comments. The quran is confusing, full of contradictions and outright errors of fact it is difficult to fathom that a belief system with such grandiose claims can be based on a document such as the quran islam's proponents rationalize these problems with the quran by claiming that religion is a business of the heart: it is inherently mysterious and not subject to ordinary logic.
I explained that the bible did not cause us to see the material world as evil, and therefore attachment to it was in fact healthy as 'the heavens declare the glory of god' this discussion also could be applied to the value, or non-value, of physical life. The quran recounts stories of many of the people and events recounted in jewish and christian sacred books (tanakh, bible) and devotional literature (apocrypha, midrash), although it differs in many details.
Do not compare the bible to the quran and state how it is better as it does not say to be merciless instead look at society, and culture, and the way they affect religion to make it what it is today. The koran vs genesis by david catchpoole whatever sets itself against christ—humanism, islam, buddhism, hinduism, new age, etc—a key to its demolition ( 2 corinthians 10:5 ) is to show that its origins view (unlike genesis) does not fit with reality. Fifteen essays by distinguished scholars conclude the nearly 2000 page volume, with themes such as: how to read the quran (ingrid mattson), the quran in translation (joseph lumbard), the islamic view of the quran (muhammed mustafa al-azami), quranic commentaries (walid saleh), quranic ethics, human rights, and society (maria massi dakake) and conquest and conversion, war and peace in the quran (caner k dagli.