Bible vs. Qur’an – One Reason the Bible Is More Trustworthy Than the Qur’an

Bible vs. Qur’an – One Reason the Bible Is More Trustworthy Than the Qur’an

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Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason explains why the Bible is more historically reliable than the Qur’an.

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20 thoughts on “Bible vs. Qur’an – One Reason the Bible Is More Trustworthy Than the Qur’an

  1. XaeeD

    The Qur'an reminds the Jews of that commandment. So the Qur'an isn't appropriating it; it tells you that this is what Allah revealed to the Jews, and then repeats what they had in their possession. The subtle differences you'll find between the Quranic phraseology and the reference in the Talmud, is the Qur'an exposing what they'd changed. Meaning that Allah revealed to them not to kill any soul, but the Jews changed the meaning of that to "not any Jewish soul", excluding other peoples.

    Now, this isn't just some commentary some Jewish exegete concocted. The Jews themselves say that these commentaries are actually divinely revealed. They call this the Oral Torah, which they claim are the commentaries of Moses, which were passed down orally, until they wrote them down eventually. So according to them, this is actually a Law, and not just commentary. And according to them, it's from God, because God revealed it to Moses, who informed his followers, who then carried it with them. Then the Qur'an comes along, and it confirms that injunction. So while Christians will typically negate and dismiss Jewish commentaries, because "it's not in the Bible", the Qur'an is much more lenient, and acknowledges that some parts of what the Jews have in their books of egexeses are true. If that makes the Qur'an less trustworthy, then go ahead and roll with that. It doesn't prove anything, since the Qur'an refers it back to the Jewish tradition and it functions as a reminder. We, as Muslims, then, adopt that same teaching, but in its original form of course, divorced from this ethnocentric worldview that they have. And the Quranic version is likely to be the real version, since Kain and Abel weren't Jews.

    The references to the clay birds and the infancy narrative are not worth responding to. I mean, I could elaborate why those are bogus arguments, but let's instead counter this guy's claim.

    Which is more reliable, or trustworthy; Bible or Qur'an?

    Simple: what's the oldest extant manuscript that you have for the Bible? Take the books attributed to Moses. The "Paleo-Hebrew Leviticus Scroll" is dated to around the 1st century B.C.E. to 1st century C.E., and contains fragments of the book of Leviticus. Moses lived when? 13th century B.C.E.? What's the gap there? "The Great Isaiah Scroll" is the oldest known, nearly complete book of Isaiah. Radiocarbon dating and palaeographic/scribal dating put it around 2500 years old. Isaiah is said to have lived in the 8th century B.C.E., so there's a gap of how many centuries? How reliable would that make the contents? Papyrus52 is the oldest known fragment of John's Gospel, and the oldest extant manuscript of any New Testament book. Written in the first half of the second century C.E., so well over 100 years after Jesus. How reliable is that then? The oldest known Qurans were written right after the death of Muhammad. Peace and blessings upon all of Allah's prophets.

    The universe is 6000 years old, according to the Biblical genealogies. The Earth is just as old as the rest of the universe (created on the first Day). The Earth is a flat disc according to the Bible. The heaven is a solid dome structure. The stars would fall from the sky (to the Earth), according to the words attributed to Jesus in the Gospels. Doomsday, according to the same narrative, would occur during the lives of the disciples of Jesus. How reliable is all of that?

    Also, your claim that the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses is ridiculous. They clearly weren't. Tell me, did the author of Luke's Gospel witness the events he discusses on page 1? How does he know the exact words that Zakariyah and Gabriel used during their encounter, in a secluded room in the Tempel, with no witnesses around, many years before the author of this Gospel was probably even born? How is the author accurately quoting their conversation verbatim? Did they converse in Greek? I don't think so. The author doesn't claim to be inspired. He's writing on the basis of what he has heard other people say. So how reliable is that?

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  2. Alex Sanchez

    Time to start looking into science, easier to find the truth. Just saying!!

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  3. MoroccanARROWS

    I clicked on the video by curiosity.. it's weird when people of Falsehood attack the Truth without applying their own arguments to their own faith and Book(s)…
    If they were HONEST and SINCERE they would do.. but they ARE NOT.

    May The One True God worthy of worship, The Creator of Heavens and Earth and which is in between, may He show us The Truth as truth and grant us to follow it and show us the Falsehood as falsehood and grant us to avoid it. Ameen

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  4. The Theoretical Theologian

    God of the Bible is perfect in every way. Not at war with each other like most polytheistic beliefs nor is eternally alone like “Judaism/islamic beliefs” rather God is Triune meaning
    1 God who is 3 in Persons. Therefore, God eternally exists in a set of living loving relationships within the Trinity “Father, Son, Holy Spirit”
    Also the God of the Bible demonstrates both love/justice perfectly through the Son whom the Father has sent to us on the cross where al sin was punished and paid in full once and for all leaving no sin go unpunished and that all sin is paid for “perfect righteous justice” also God who is infinitely pure, righteous and holy took into Himself the exact opposite of His nature “evil/sin” for those who did the sinful acts/thoughts while giving us who believe His perfect righteousness so that we could be the righteousness of God Almighty and be able to stand before God in perfection that is only so because of the infinite love of God Almighty. For God demonstrated His own love for us, in that while we were still yet sinners, Christ died for us! Glory to the only true God of the Holy Bible! No greater love! Amen!

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  5. Poh Yoke Lo

    I would be more inclined to believe this gentleman if he studied Islam or was a Muslim Ustaz. Of which he is not. His profile says he graduated from Biola University.

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  6. MB MB

    Since the fall of Adam and Eve a Deliverer is announced by God for the sins of the world.

    I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed:

    she will crush your head, and you will hurt her heel. Genesis 3:15

    God always announces a Savior for humanity.

    Who believed what was announced to us? Who recognized the arm of the Lord? But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities;

    The chastisement that gives us peace fell on him, And it is by his wounds that we are healed.

    We were all wandering like sheep, Each going his own way; And the LORD has laid upon him the iniquity of us all…

    And he has not opened his mouth, Like a lamb being led to the slaughter, Like a sheep mute before those who shear it; He didn't open his mouth…

    And among those of his generation, who believed… And smitten for the sins of my people? After having given up his life as a sacrifice for sin…

    By his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many men, and he will bear their iniquities.

    Because he gave himself up to death, and was numbered among the criminals, because he bore the sins of many men, and made intercession for the guilty . Isaiah 53

    God foresees the birth of the Saviour.

    For a child is born to us, a son is given to us, and dominion will rest on his shoulder, He will be called Admirable,

    Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

    Who believed what was announced to us? Who recognized the arm of the Lord !!!

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  7. Russell Campbell

    How can we believe anything written by Man. If almighty God is so powerful why does he need penguin publishing to get the good word out. Lol

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  8. iboy boboy

    which one of the bibles can we trust? KJV or RV or SV or many verses?
    did God send His words to Lord Jesus in many language version and so many different meanings?

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  9. Stevves

    How old was Jehoiachin when he became king then?

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  10. Adam K

    Can you demonstrate that the Gospel writers were eye witnesses because majority of Christian scholarship all agree that all four Gospel writers were not eye witnesses to the events

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  11. HamSs

    What I still ask is how did they know the face of Jesus!?

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  12. MKdawah

    Nothing but disgraceful lies… You should be embarrassed. What witnesses? What a joke… No shame, just lying to your viewers like that for some likes… Absolutely disgraceful. You'd crumble in a debate or just a discussion on this. You'd also have to explain how the Quran has historical corrections of your historically erroneous texts, not to mention the Quran's scientific precision, Prophecies, and unprecedented and unparalleled melodic linguistic eloquence. You didn't even explain how he would've read the apocrypha or understood it since he doesn't read or write. Missionaries are a joke lol.

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  13. iused2hava360

    It’s so great to live in an age where you can watch debates about this subject and not be misled so easily

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  14. Ram Lam sri

    Man Allah revealed Quran on Muhammad sallalahu alihi wasallam, and to be sure tell this man to go to Zakir Naik.

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  15. Genmar Paraiso

    Thank goodness im a christian

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  16. Comingas athiefinthenight

    By his stripes i am free. Thank u Jesus 💓

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  17. Jazier

    Exactly very well explained !!

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  18. Oktav T

    the oldest manuscrip of the bible are in greek.
    but the mothertounge language jesus is aramaic.
    that not trustworthy isn't ?

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  19. Daniel Survivor

    Same can be said about Bible's Old Testament borrowing similar sounding rituals from Pagan religions…
    So idk man

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply
  20. Maureen Luchavez

    Amen…

    August 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm Reply

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