Bible versus Quran: 1000+ Differences & Contradictions
18 Sept. 2012
The Bible: Its Divergences from the Quran and Islam
THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
[Here starts the texts from New Testament of the Bible, and the texts are written in the same order you find them there. The quotes are from "New International Version" - NIV - simply because the newer translations are more likely to be correct, as they build on more knowledge about the old languages, etc.
The Quran claims Jesus was taught the Gospel as a child. Comments necessary as the Gospels did not exist then? (The oldest Gospel likely was written some 25 - 30 years after Jesus died.)]
This likely is the apostle of Jesus, Matthew. Written not later than 70 AD - likely ca. 65 AD. (Muslims boast the Quran is written just years after Muhammad, and that NT took much longer time. But if we accept that the Quran was finished in 656 AD (it may be one or a very few years earlier), that means that Muhammad's last words and deeds were 24 years old, AND HIS FIRST MUSLIM ONES IN 610 AD WERE 46 YEARS OLD WHEN UTHMAN HAD THE QURAN WRITTEN - and all the others in between. Of the 3 oldest gospels are one (Luke) from ca. 60 AD or maybe even a little earlier and two (Matt. and Mark) from ca. 65 AD. (Matt. perhaps one or a very few years later - but in any case before 70 AD). (John's is from 90 - 100 AD.) Jesus worked from 30 AD to 33 AD. This means Jesus' youngest words and deeds in Luke were some 27 years old, and his oldest some 30 years - and in Matthew and Mark some 5 years more. And as for the letters and Acts: The likely oldest is Jude's, which may be was written as early as in 45 AD (12 years after Jesus' death and 15 years after he started his mission). The others then are successively older, but with a few exceptions even the oldest one is from not later than 67 AD - 37 years after Jesus started his teaching and 34 years after his death. The Quran in this "competition" often boasted about by Muslims, hardly is the winner.
Muslims may counter that bits and pieces were written down before Utman made his "official" Quran. But there is no indication for that things were not noted down also in Christianity earlier than the surviving scripture - in fact there are indications for that this really happened. F.x. one possible explanation for the similarities between the 3 first Gospels, is that they took material from an earlier "book".
001 Matt. 1/1: "- - - Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham - - -". Jesus very obviously was not the son of King David, who was not the son of Abraham. The old Jews - like the old Arabs - sometimes used "son of" when they meant "descendant of".
002 Matt. 1/1-17: The genealogy of Jesus is highly likely to be wrong. For one thing the 2 genealogies (here and Luke 3/23-37), given in the Bible, differ a lot. For another thing according to science there are some 1800 - 2000 years between Abraham and Jesus, and 42 generations (Matt. 1/17) give an average of some 45 years per generation, which is too long. But a number of the official forefathers may be correct.
#003 Matt. 1/18: "His (Jesus'*) mother Mary - - - was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit". There have been a lot of insinuations about this pregnancy. Anti-Christians enjoys to throw dirt here, and you f.x. will meet Muslims claiming Jesus' father was a Roman soldier or someone - in other words that his mother was a no good woman, and thus that Jesus were from bad stock (and Muhammad thus much better than him). These Muslims are likely to be unaware of that the Quran at least two places (21/91 and 66/12) directly confirms that she was made pregnant through the Holy Spirit, and no less than 4 verses in the Quran (3/47, 19/20, 21/91a, and 66/12a) tell she was a virgin, and thus that when they claim Jesus was the result if indecency/illegal sex, they tell that the Quran is wrong on this central point = 4 extra mistakes in the Quran. (And if the Quran contains mistakes, it cannot be from any omniscient god like Allah is claimed to be.)
We may add that for females to get offspring without the participation of a male, do happen (it is named parthenogenesis) - sometimes even frequently - among some insects, fish, and "lower" animals, and thus should not be too difficult for a god to copy in a human. The process is as said called parthenogenesis and in nature always gives female babies - but also that problem should not be too difficult for a god to solve.
004 Matt. 1/17: "- - - Christ - - -". In the old Jewish scriptures the name Christ was not used. Instead was used the name Messiah. Messiah is Hebrew for "the Anointed One". Christ - or Christos - means the same in Greek. Thus when the NT was written (it was written in Greek originally), the name Christ was used, but this did not happen until years after his death. Thus his title (it really is a title more than a name) was Messiah (or Joshua ben Joseph - Joshua, son of Joseph), not Christ. This means something as the Quran some places claims he had the name Christ - a title which as said did not emerge until years after his death.
005 Matt. 1/18a: "- - - righteous - - -". See Jer. 4/2 above.
006 Matt. 1/18b: "- - - divorced - - -". This may seem a strange word as they were not yet married. But in the old times to be betrothed was something so serious that it had to be nullified.
#007 Matt. 1/20: "- - - an angel of the Lord (Yahweh*) came - - -". All places in the Bible it is made clear that it is Yahweh who makes things happen - often via his (according to the Bible) son Jesus - and not other gods like f.x. Allah. This is so obvious that we comment on it just a few times.
008 Matt. 1/21a: "- - - give him the name Jesus - - -". Jesus is Greek for the Hebrew name Joshua, which means "Yahweh saves" - a quite telling name for Jesus.
##009 Matt. 1/21b: "- - - Jesus - - -". As mentioned just above, this is the Greek version (NT originally was written in Greek) of the Hebrew name Joshua. But the Arab version of the name Joshua is Yoshuwa or Yushuwa (the spelling may vary a little), not Isa as the Quran tells. Isa is the Arab version of the Hebrew name Esau (the brother of the Jewish patriarch Jacob, who lived some 1800 years before Jesus). Thus the Arab Quran throughout the book talks about Esau, not about Jesus - f.x. "Isa ben Maryam" does not mean "Jesus son of Mary", but "Esau son of Mary". No god had made such a stupid mistake - then who made the Quran?
010 Matt. 1/21c: "- - - sin - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin (or other words describing moral aspects) in the Bible and in the Quran.
0011 Matt. 1/22: "The virgin will be with child - - -". This is foretold in Is. 7/14.
Some more possible foretelling about Jesus in OT (there may be even more):
Theme: Foretelling? Confirmed?
Through Abraham: 1.Mos.12/3, 18/8 Matt.1/1, Luke 3/34, Gal.3/16.
Everlasting covenant via Isaacs line:1.Mos.17/19 Matt.1/2, Luke 3/34.
Blessing through Jacob's line: 1.Mos.28/14, 24/17 Matt.1/2, Luke 3/34.
From the Judah tribe: 1.Mos.49/10, Mic.5/2 Matt.1/2-3, Luke 3/33, Rev. 5/5, Hebr.7/14.
From David and inheritor of throne: 2.Sam.7/12, Is.9/6-7, Luke 3/32-33, 7/42, Rev.5/5, Rev.22/16.
Born in Bethlehem: Mi.5/2 Matt.2/1-6, Luke 2/4, John 7/42.
Time (unclearly explained): Dan.9/25.
Born by a virgin: Is.7/14 Matt.1/18+23, Luke 1/26-35.
Also confirmed in the Quran: 21/91 and 66/12 (Holy Spirit) + 3/47, 19/20, 21/91a, and 66/12a (virgin).
Killing of babies: Jer.31/15 Matt.2/16-18.
(Flight to) Egypt: Hos.11/1 Matt.2/14-15.
John the Baptist foretold/-telling: Is.40/3, 2.Ma.3/1 Matt.3/1-12,Mark 1/7-8,Luke 3/16-17,John 1/26-27.
Work in/out of Galilee: Is.9/1-2 Matt.4/12-16.
Work in Capernaum (Zebulon/Naphtali):Is.9/1-2 Matt.3/13.
Jesus a prophet: 5. Mos.18/15+18 John 6/14, 7/40, Acts 3/22, 7/37.
Irony: Muslims claim this is the best proof for that Muhammad is foretold in the Bible, even though it is ever so clear from the context that Moses here was speaking about Jews and a Jew. That Moses was talking about a Jew/Jesus also is confirmed by Peter in Acts 3/22, and by Stephen in Acts 7/37.
Jesus a priest: Ps.110/4 Heb.5/6, 6/20, 7/17, 7/21.
Jesus a light and a salvatore: Is. 49/6 Many places.
Cleaning of the Temple: Ps.69/9 Matt.21/12-13, John 2/16.
Denied by Jews and pagans: Ps.2/2-3, Is.53/3 Luke 17/25, 23/18, John 1/11, 1.Cor.2/8.
Spiritual character: Is.11/2-5, Ps.45/7-8 Luke 2/52.
Entering Jerusalem: Is.62/11, Zec.9/9 Matt.21/4-11, John 12/12-15.
Betrayed by a friend: Ps.41/9 Matt.26/14-16+47-50, Mark 14/10+11+48-50.
30 silver coins: Zec.11/12-13 Matt.26/15, 27/3-10, Mark 14/10-11.
The disciples fleeing: Zec.13/7 Matt.26/56, Mark 14/50-52.
False witnesses: Ps.35/11 Matt.26/59-61.
Silent towards the accusers: Ps.38/12-14, Is.53/7 Matt.26/62-63 + 27/12-14.
Hit and spat on: Is.50/11 Matt.26/67, Mark 14/65.
Hated without a reason: Ps.69/4 John 15/23-25.
Taking the punishment for others: Is.53/4-12 Matt.8/17, Rom.4/25, 1.Cor.15/3, 2.Cor.5/21, 1.Pe.2/22-24.
Reckoned among the transgressors: Is.53/12 Matt.27/38, Mark 15/27-28, Luke 23/33.
Hands and feet, etc. penetrated: Ps.22/16, Zec.12/10 John 19/34+37, 20/25-27.
Insulted and mocked: Ps.22/6-7, 62/19-20, 109/25 Matt.27/29-44, Mark 15/29-32.
Wine mixed with gall: Ps.69/21 Matt.27/34.
Praying for his transgressors: Is.53/12 Luke 23/34.
Casting lots about Jesus' clothes: Ps.22/18 Matt.27/35, Mark 15/24, Luke 23/34, John 19/24.
His bones should not be broken: Ps.34/20 John 19/33.
Placed in the grave of a rich man: Is.53/9 Matt.27/57-60.
Jesus' resurrection: Ps.16/10 Matt.28/6, Mark 16/6, Luke, 24/6, 1.Cor.15/4.
Jesus' ascension: Ps.68/18, 110/1 Luke 24/50-51, Acts 1/9, 2/33-35, Ep.4/8-10.
New man instead of Judas: Ps.109/8 Acts 1/18-26.
For a comparison there is not one possible foretelling in the Bible about Muhammad - this in spite of the Quran's claims that he is clearly (very obviously wrong) mentioned both in OT and in the Gospels (well, there is a little about a brutal, immoral looser in Da. 8/24-25). Islam points to some verses in the Bible and claims they refer to Muhammad. But read the contexts and you will see the claims are impossible. The Claimed verses are taken out of contexts and twisted into a new context. But as the Quran says Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible, Islam HAS to find him there - if not the Quran has mistakes and impossibly can be from a god. Islam also has not one single valid proof for any central point in the Quran, and strongly needs "fixed points" - proofs. And here they - wrongly - claim they have a proof. In a religion where al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) not only is permitted, but recommended "if necessary" to defend or promote the religion, it does not matter too much if what they "find" is true or not, as long as they can make their followers believe in it and in the religion.
###Also the fact that the Bible never uses real names for persons when foretelling about distant future, is worth remembering f.x. when the Quran in 61/6 claims Jesus foretold that Ahmad would come later. Ahmad simply is another version of the name Muhammad, and with the same grammatical core, and the consonants h, m, d - remember that in the old times the Arabs only wrote the consonants - their alphabet did not have vowels.
But how reliable is a religion which not only accepts, but recommends the use of dishonesty in the religion "if necessary"? - and how much of such a religion is true and how much al-Taqiyya, etc.?
012 Matt. 1/23a: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son - - -". This is said in Is. 7/14, and is how the Bible tells Jesus was born. Matthew here tells that the birth of Jesus thus was foretold by Isaiah centuries before (around 700 BC).
013 Matt. 1/23b: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (Is. 7/14*) - which means 'God with us'". Beware that when the Bible foretells about distant future, it never gives the name of the person(s) it foretells about. In this case it instead calls the subject 'God with us" - and that is just what NT tells Jesus was; someone divine among us humans.
Another point: AS THE QURAN IN 21/91a CONFIRMS THAT IT WAS THE GOD WHO CREATED JESUS INSIDE MARY, HOW WAS/IS IT THEN POSSIBLE FOR MUHAMMAD, THE QURAN, ISLAM, AND MUSLIMS TO CLAIM THE GOD WAS NOT JESUS' FATHER?? THE ONE CREATING A BABY INSIDE A WOMAN, IS THE FATHER.
014 Matt. 2/1: "- - - Magi - - -". Originally a name for some priests in Media, but later the name for scholars of astronomy/astrology, etc. in Babylonia. It in translations of the Bible often is translated to "wise men".
015 Matt. 2/4: "- - - Christ - - -". Herod hardly asked about Christ, but about Messiah. Messiah means "the Anointed One" and is the title used in the old Hebrew texts. "Christ" - or "Christos" - means the same in Greek, but Herod hardly spoke Greek in daily speech to his fellow Hebrews, and especially not when referring to texts in old Hebrew Scriptures. Also remember that the name Christ was not used for Jesus until some years after his death - worth remembering when the Quran claims "his name will be Christ Jesus" or similar.
016 Matt. 2/6: "But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah (the southern kingdom of the Israelites*), are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be a shepherd of my (Yahweh's*) people Israel". Jesus was born in the small town Bethlehem. He also often was called a shepherd of people. Matthew here tells that Jesus was foretold by the prophet Micah (Mi. 5/2) something like 750 years earlier.
017 Matt. 2/15: "Out of Egypt I (Yahweh*) called my son". The baby/infant Jesus spent a few (2?) years in Egypt to be safe from Herod, until Joseph (the official father of Jesus) after the death of Herod was told by an angel from Yahweh to return home, according to the Bible (Matt. 2/19-20). Matthew here tells that the prophet Hosea here foretold about Jesus something like 700 years earlier.
018 Matt. 2/17: "Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:" See Matt. 2/18a just below.
019 Matt. 2/18a: "A voice is heard in Ramah (see Matt. 2/18b just below*), weeping and great mourning, Rachel (see Matt. 2/18c below*) weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more". Herod ordered all male children in Bethlehem younger than 2 years to be killed, in order to be sure he had killed Messiah, the foretold future Jewish king. Matthew here tells that this incident - and thus indirectly the birth of Messiah/Jesus - was foretold by the prophet Jeremiah some 600 years or more before.
020 Matt. 2/18b: "- - - Ramah - - -". A town some 8 km north of Jerusalem (today Er-Ram). As Bethlehem was/is 7 km south of Jerusalem, the screams must have been considerable.
021 Matt. 2/18c: "- - - Rachel - - -". Here figurative speech for the Jewish women in Bethlehem.
022 Matt. 2/23a: "- - - Nazareth - - -". A town in Galilee, some 105 miles (170 km) north of Jerusalem - today called en-Nasira. For a period there were scientific doubts about the existence of this town at the time of Jesus, as it is not mentioned in any contemporary non-religious sources. But some years ago one found archeological proofs, and the scientific conclusion is that it really existed, but was so small that it was not mentioned in chronicles - rather a hamlet than a town.
023 Matt. 2/23b: "He will be called a Nazarene". Jesus grew up in Nazareth - and was called a Nazarene. Matthew here tells that this - and thus Jesus - was foretold by prophets. (We have not found just this foretelling in the OT, but for one thing there were more prophets than the ones mentioned in the Bible, and for another it is unlikely that everything even the mentioned prophets said, is quoted there. There also are more old Jewish scriptures than the ones found in the Bible.)
024 Matt. 3/1: "- - - the Baptist - - -". Baptizing is one of the proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. Baptizing is central in the Bible, but not at all used in the Quran/Islam. If the two - Yahweh and Allah - had been the same god, at least central symbols like baptism would have been reasonably similar.
025 Matt. 3/3: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him'" (Is. 40/3). According to Matthew this is a foretelling about John the Baptist - and he may be right. In case he is right, this also indirectly is another foretelling for Jesus.
026 Matt. 3/6: "- - - sins - - -". See Matt. 1/21c above.
027 Matt. 3/7: "- - - Pharisees - - - Sadducees - - -". The Pharisees were the greatest religious/political party at the time of Jesus (some 6ooo members). On average highly educated and strictly adhering to all religious laws - also the very many laws not from the Bible. But the letters of the laws often were more essential to them than the real religion and morality. The party survived the destruction of Jerusalem, and took part in the religious rebuilding afterwards - their religious influence among the Jews has lasted till this day.
The Sadducees were another religious/political party with much influence at the time of Jesus. Also they looked more at the letters of the law than at the morality behind it. What was special for them, was that they did not believe in a next life, and also not in angels.
Both opposed Jesus strongly, and Jesus told them they were hypocrites and no good.
028 Matt. 3/11: "But after me (John the Baptist*) will come one who is more powerful than I - - -". Combined with other points in the Bible, it is clear he here foretold Jesus, if the Bible tells the story correctly.
029 Matt. 3/16: "- - - the Spirit of God - - -". One of the names for the Holy Spirit. Also see Zec. 6/8 above.
030 Matt. 3/17: "This is my son - - -". It is clearly indicated that it is Yahweh who said this. NT very clearly tells Jesus is the son of Yahweh. Muhammad and the Quran strongly deny this. One reason for the denials is that if Jesus is the son of Yahweh, Muhammad very clearly is not the greatest of prophets.
031 Matt. 4/1: "- - - the Spirit - - -". One of the names for the Holy Spirit. Also see Zec. 6/8 above.
032 Matt. 4/10: "Worship the Lord your (people's*) God (Yahweh*), and serve him only". Muslims serve Allah instead. If the Bible is true, where then will Muslims end?
033 Matt. 4/24: "- - - he (Jesus*) healed them". Jesus according to the Bible had power to make miraculous healings (this the Quran partly confirms), Muhammad had no such power.
034 Matt.5/3: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven". In the Quran the ones most sure to end in heaven, are the warriors. Very different books, very different gods, very different religions, very different preachers.
035 Matt. 5/7: "Blessed are the merciful - - -". Mercy is one of the central points in NT. For a contrast: You do not find much mercy in the Quran, at least not towards non-Muslims and different victims. This is one of the fundamental differences between especially NT and the Quran.
036 Matt. 5/9: "Blessed are the peacemakers - - -". Please read the surahs from Medina. How many incitements to peacemaking do you find, and how many to strife and war and suppression? One more clear indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - the underlying basic moral codes are too different.
037 Matt. 5/16: "- - - good deeds - - -". Beware that because of often deep differences in the moral and ethical codes between the Bible and the Quran, there often are differences - sometimes big ones - between what are good deeds according to NT compared to what the Quran tells.
#####038 Matt. 5/17-18: "Do not think that I (Jesus*) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them". Many Muslims claim this sentence means Christians have to follow the old Jewish laws. But for one thing there is a difference between "to fulfill" and "to obey". And for another thing the old Jewish laws consisted of 3 parts: 1) The 10 commandments. 2) Other rules given in the OT. 3) Laws added by Jewish scholars - often as deductions from points 1 and 2, but often more or less parodies of real ethics or moral. It is very clear that Jesus had distaste for point 3, and thus cannot have included these in what he said here. Verse 19 (see Matt. 5/19 just below) shows he in reality is speaking about the commandments - and it is clear that also Christians are bound by the commandments, and that Jesus never tried to change them.
There also is one more detail: Jesus said nothing would be changed in the law "until everything is accomplished". In John 19/28 Jesus was "knowing that all now was completed", and in John 19/30 Jesus said: "It is finished". His job was finished and everything accomplished, according to the Bible - which according to this also means he could change laws. He did not come to change laws - that was not his main task - but he changed some of them anyhow.
039 Matt. 5/19a: "Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven - - -". See Matt. 5/17 just above.
040 Matt. 5/19b: "Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven - - -". It here is worth mentioning that the Quran is not in accordance with the 10 commandments - f.x. "You shall not kill" vs. "You shall not kill without a reason" and the very different views on honesty, polygamy, sex with slave women, rape, and divorce, etc.
041 Matt. 5/20: "- - - righteousness - - -".
There are some human faculties the Bible values high, but which in the Quran may mean something different in Islam because of - sometimes big - differences in f.x. moral and/or ethical codes, laws, etc. F.x.:
Justice: See the unjust parts of the sharia laws - some purely unjust, some even discriminating like in the old South Africa or the old South States of the USA - and the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code. This sentence was and still is relevant for the Quran.
Kindness: A very central topic in the Bible, and especially in NT. Kindness also is part of the Quran, but mainly towards Muslims and a few special groups.
Righteous/righteousness: The Bible values righteousness much. A number of the moral and ethical rules in the Quran, plus some of the Sharia laws are not righteous according to normal moral, etc. codes (even though Muslims are so used to them that many of them believe they are) - another proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. (As for moral, ethical, and judicial codes in the Quran: Compare it to "do against others like you want others do against you", and you will see which of them which are moral, etc. ones and which ones not.)
Truthful: Allah according to the Quran and to Hadiths accepts the use of dishonesty and even betrayal and broken words/promises/oaths. It is very clear from the involved moral codes here that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, not unless he is strongly schizophrenic.
As a contrast to especially NT some of the sharia laws and some of the some 90 verses in the Quran which directly talk about laws, definitely are not f.x. righteous, neither compared to the rules for ethics, moral, or righteousness in normal religions or cultures, nor to "do against others like you want others do against you". Especially compare to NT, some of the differences are dramatic, and one of the at least 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Muhammad not in the line of prophets or religion where Jesus belongs according to the old books.
042 Matt. 5/21: "Do not murder - - -". The Quran and Hadiths tell Muhammad did both murder and mass murder - not to mention his and the Quran's idolizing fighting and war. Comments not necessary - but what is sure is that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and Jesus and Muhammad had few moral or other mental relationships or similarities. This even more so if you also read the next verse, verse 5/22.
043 Matt. 5/27: "Do not commit adultery - - -". The Quran says the same, but as the definition on what is not adultery is very different on a number of points (polygamy, sex with your slaves, and sex with captives during/after "holy" wars - and nearly every kind of strife is "holy" war if the opposite part is not a Muslim, rules for marriage, divorce, etc.), the real meaning of this sentence on several points are very different in the two books. Yahweh and Allah not the same god, Jesus and Muhammad definitely not working in the same religion.
044 Matt. 5/29+30: "- - - sin - - -". See Matt 1/21c above.
045 Matt. 5/32a: "But I (Jesus*) tell you (people*) that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress (f.x. when she marries again*), and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery". This is very different from the Quran's view on divorce - so different and so central that it is one of the clear proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. It also is a very clear proof for that Jesus and Muhammad were not even in the same moral league - not to mention in the same line of anything central - Muhammad taught very different rules from Jesus concerning divorce, he further had at least 16 short time wives, whom he according to our sources divorced all of them, this in addition to keeping concubines and in addition to raping captives. And as Jesus preached strict monogamy, also the majority of Muhammad's marriages would be serious sins according to Jesus. To claim the two were in the same line of prophets is Muslim blindness and wishful thinking - this even more so as Muhammad was no real prophet (he was unable to make prophesies - a "seer" unable to "see" is no "seer"). Similar goes for the claim that the two belonged to the same religion.
046 Matt. 5/32b: "- - - anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery". Muhammad himself married at least one divorced woman. Comments like in 32a above.
##047 Matt. 5/33-34: "'- - - do not break your oath - - - But I (Jesus*) tell you, Do not swear at all - - -". See f.x. 2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, and 66/2a in the Quran. Yahweh and Allah not the same god, Jesus and Muhammad definitely not working in the same religion.
048 Matt. 5/35: "- - - it (Jerusalem*) is the city of the Great King (Yahweh*)". But not one word about neither Mecca nor the Kabah in the entire Bible. How can Jerusalem be the city of the god, if it is Mecca and its Kabah which are the most holy spot on Earth? - at least according to Muhammad's never proved words.
049 Matt. 5/37: "Simply let your (peoples') "Yes" be "Yes", and your "No", "No"; anything beyond this comes from the evil one (the devil*)". Compare this to Muhammad's/the Quran's view on lies when "necessary", on deceit, on betrayal, and even on broken oaths (see f.x. verses 2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, and 66/2a in the Quran). We also mention the two words al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth) - rules for acceptance of dishonesty you find in none of the other big religions. One of the 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Muhammad was not connected to Yahweh, like Jesus was according to the Bible.
As a "brother" of al-Taqiyya and Kitman, etc., we should also mention the tradition for "Hilah": A "device to stop, hinder, or trick - - -. Strategy to avoid or circumvent legal principles or rigid constructs. - - - utilized - - - to solve contradictions between (political powers, cultural choices, etc*) and Quranic principles". (The Oxford Dictionary of Islam). In plain words: Ways/tricks of seemingly or formally being honest or correct, while in reality being dishonest or incorrect. It seems that this aspect of "the religion of truth" was first campaigned of the Hanifi law school, but later utilized also by the other 3 Muslim law schools. "Hilah" is dishonesty in disguise. True honesty is not always central in Islam and among Islam's religious and moral forefront.
May be we should stress that at least lies, deceit, betrayal, and broken words/promises/oaths are reckoned to be connected to the devil according to NT and Jesus.
###050 Matt. 5/39: "If someone strikes you (any person*) on the right cheek, turn to him the other also". The Quran tells you to avenge any such thing (- though not much worse than the original offence). One of the many at least 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that there is no kind of essential moral, ethical, or other relationship of mind between Jesus and Muhammad - they are not in the same line of anything essential to a religion - and definitely not in the same religion.
051 Matt. 5/40: "And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him take your cloak as well". Comment similar to Matt. 5/39 just above.
052 Matt. 5/42: "If someone forces you to go a mile, go with him two miles". Comment similar to Matt. 5/39 above.
053 Matt. 5/44: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you- - -". 180 degrees different from the Quran (though admittedly it some places says it is better to forgive). One of the really strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that there is no kind of essential relationship between Jesus and Muhammad. (Only blindness and/or lack of knowledge compared with wishful thinking can see such a relationship - the two are opposite "poles" on most points essential for a religion.)
054 Matt. 5/45: "- - - evil and good - - -". Beware that because of some rather special points ethical and moral codes in the Quran, somewhat "special" laws, etc., what is evil and what is good in that book, may be different or very different from in normal religions - f.x. in NT.
##055 Matt. 6/6: "But when you (a person*) pray, go into your room, close the door and pray - - -". Also in Islam you can pray alone (and both OT and NT accepts prayers in communities), but according to Quran prayers in groups are much more valid than praying alone. Matt. 6/6 tells that praying alone at least is worth the same as praying in groups. One more of the clear indications for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same thing - basic things like the value of formalities concerning prayers had been similar in case.
056 Matt. 6/7: "And when you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans - - -". It here may be thought provoking that the standard prayers in Islam are repetitions - f.x. 3 or 7 or more times - of formal sentences, rakas.
057 Matt. 6/14+15: "- - - sin(s) - - -". See Matt. 1/21c above.
058 Matt. 6/33: "- - - righteousness - - -". See Matt. 5/20 above.
059 Matt. 7/2: "- - - in the same way as you (any person*) judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you". Think f.x. over many Muslims' evaluation and judgment of non-Muslims.
###060 Matt. 7/12a: "So in everything, do to others what you want them do to you - - -". No comments, except: A 200% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, for that the Bible and the Quran are not from the same god, and for that there are few religious mental similarities between Muhammad and Jesus - the two definitely were not in the same line of anything central to a religion.
#061 Matt. 7/12b: "So in everything, do to others what you want them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets". A "sum" Jesus according to the Bible never changed - except perhaps for the better (he changed or nullified some of the Jewish laws).
062 Matt. 7/13: "Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction". The symbolism the Bible use for the road to Paradise is a narrow gate and a narrow road - the difficult way. For a comparison the Quran tells "the straight way" - the easy way - leads to Paradise. Quite a difference - and another indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
063 Matt. 7/14: "- - - small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (here Paradise*), and only a few find it". A parallel to Matt. 7/13 just above.
064 Matt. 7/15: "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you (people*) in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves." Here it may be thought provoking that Muhammad behaved like a sheep - peaceful - in Mecca, but afterwards turned out to be a "ferocious wolf" or worse.
065 Matt. 7/16: "By their (the prophets*) fruit you will recognize them". Muhammad's fruits were some or many well off or rich Muslims + enormous destruction and - over the centuries - far more than 100 million deaths (we have seen numbers far in excess of 200 million), and perhaps as many enslaved.
066 Matt. 7/18: "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit". A man of Muhammad's quality at least was not a "good tree". What about Jesus?
067 Matt. 7/20: "- - - by their fruit you (people*) will recognize them (false prophets*)". What was the robber baron and warlord Muhammad's "fruits"? - and how did his "fruits" compare to Jesus'?
#068 Matt. 8/2-3: Jesus heals the man with leprosy. One of the many differences between Jesus and Muhammad, is that according to both the Bible and to the Quran, Jesus made miracles, but Muhammad not. (You will meet many claims about Muhammad making miracles, but these claimed miracles all are from the Hadiths, written about 200 - 270 years after the death of Muhammad, and the Quran indirectly, but very clearly proves that they are all made up stories. F.x.:
If there had been miracles around Muhammad, skeptics had not asked for miracles to prove Muhammad*s tales. The Quran tells about many such requests for such proofs.
If skeptics all the same did ask for proofs for a divine connection, the obvious answer would have been to tell about Muhammad's miracles if there had been any. There is not one such answer anywhere in the Quran to these requests.
If there had been miracles connected to Muhammad, no follower had asked for such proofs - they had known about the miracles. All the same there in the Quran are reported such requests.
If some followers all the same had asked for proofs, they would ever so fast have been reminded about the miracle if there had been any. There is not one case in the Quran about anyone being reminded miracles connected to Muhammad.
And the strongest point: If Muhammad had made miracles, he would have answered any questioners by reminding them about these miracles. There is not one case of such an answer form Muhammad in all the Quran. On the contrary: Muhammad each time had to explain away the questions for proofs.
There only is one conclusion possible to make from these facts: The claims in the Hadiths about miracles connected to Muhammad are made up stories. This fact is strengthened by another fact: Islam/its scholars admit that "there is no miracle connected to Muhammad, except the making of the Quran".
###These facts have a most serious aspect: Many imams, religious leaders, and some Islamic scholars tell their people about the glorious miracles and thus proofs for divine connection connected to or performed by Muhammad reported in the Hadiths. This in spite of that it is impossible for knowers of the Quran not to see that that book proves there were no miracles connected to or performed by him. Serious dishonesty. (But then dishonesty often is permitted in Islam - yes, advised "if necessary" when it comes to defending or promoting the religion - cfr. f.x. Al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth). These are glitches in Islam's moral code you hardly find in any other of the big religions. But for people knowing about this - included Muslims - it has the ominous effect that one knows one can never 100% trust a Muslim's word in serious questions and in religion; what if he/she simply is telling you an al-Taqiyya or a Kitman? - or making a Hilah?)
As a "brother" of al-Taqiyya and Kitman, etc., we should also mention the tradition for "Hilah": A "device to stop, hinder, or trick - - -. Strategy to avoid or circumvent legal principles or rigid constructs. - - - utilized - - - to solve contradictions between (political powers, cultural choices, etc*) and Quranic principles". (The Oxford Dictionary of Islam). In plain words: Ways/tricks of seemingly or formally being honest or correct, while in reality being dishonest or incorrect. It seems that this aspect of "the religion of truth" was first campaigned by the Hanifi law school, but later utilized also by the other 3 Muslim law schools. "Hilah" is dishonesty in disguise. True honesty is not always central in Islam and among Islam's religious and moral forefront.
And there is a side case which also is serious - perhaps the most serious of all aspects in this connection: The arguments Muhammad used when he explained away the lack of miracles and questions for other proofs for that Allah existed and for that Muhammad had a connection to Allah/a god: A main claim here was that Allah did not prove anything and did not make any miracles connected to Muhammad, because miracles would not make anyone believe anyhow. For one thing Muhammad himself told about Pharaoh Ramses II's (or according to some scientists perhaps his successor Merneptah, also named Merenptah - but in that case the Exodus was a bit later than 1235, as this pharaoh reigned from 1213 BC to 1203 BC, and not much earlier like Islam likes to claim, to be able to find a pharaoh one does not know how died, and thus one who may have drowned) sorcerers who all of them became Muslims(?!) because of miracles connected to Moses, and he also knew about the miracles connected to or performed by Jesus, and the effects of them, and for another thing Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know that real proofs for a god - f.x. real miracles - would make many believe in that god. Muhammad simply was lying - and had to know he was lying - each time he told things like this.
And if he lied about this in the Quran, what more did he lie about? "A man who lies about small things, also lies about big things".
Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.
069 Matt. 8/6-13: Jesus heals the servant of the centurion. A parallel to 8/2-3 just above.
070 Matt. 8/11: "- - - many will come from the east and the vest, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven". Jesus' religion far from was only for the Jews.
071 Matt. 8/15: Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law. A parallel to 8/2-3 above.
072 Matt. 8/16: Jesus heals many. A parallel to 8/2-3 above.
073 Matt. 8/20: "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man (Jesus*) has no place to lay his head". It is not known that Jesus owned anything or had a house. For comparison Muhammad and his followers lived - and grew rich (f.x. Muslims' description of how poor Muhammad was when he died, is not correct, as he f.x. had estates both in Medina, Fadang and Khaybar by then, and each of Muhammad's many wives had her own small house) - from stealing/robbing/extortion. The two were very different also that way, too.
074 Matt. 8/26: "Then he (Jesus*) got up and rebuked the winds and it was completely calm". Parallel to 8/2-3 above.
075 Matt. 8/29-32: Jesus heals 2 demon-possessed men. Well, personally we do not believe in demons or evil spirits. But in the old times one believed that (among others) the ones with mental illnesses were possessed by evil spirits or demons. This may explain the use of this word. If Jesus healed mentally sick, that still is impressive and be sure it was impressive. Also see Matt.8/2-3 above.
076 Matt. 9/2+4+6: "- - - sins - - -". See Matt. 1/21c above.
077 Matt. 9/7-8: "Then he (Jesus*) said to the paralytic, 'Get up, take your mat and go home'. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe, and they praised God (Yahweh*), who had given such authority to men". A parallel to 8/2-3 above. It is not clear if Muhammad knew just this story, but it is clear he knew about Jesus' miracles and their effect on his following. Also see and Acts 9/34-35 below.
078 Matt. 9/13: "- - - righteous - - - sinners". See Matt. 1/21c above.
079 Matt. 9/14: "- - - your (Jesus*) disciples do not fast". This is one of the big differences between NT and the Quran - and Jesus and Muhammad: For Jesus fast did not mean much, whereas for the Quran and for Muhammad it was and is a central point. One of the many proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad were not in the same line of anything central to religion.
080 Matt. 9/22: "'Take heart, daughter', he (Jesus*) said, 'your faith has healed you'". A parallel to 8/2-3 above.<"p>
081 Matt. 9/25: "- - - (Jesus*) took the (dead*) girl by the hand, and she got up". A parallel to 8/2-3 above.<"p>
082 Matt. 9/29: "According to your (2 blind men*) faith will it (regain sight*) be done to you". Similar to 8/2-3 above.
083 Matt. 9/33: "And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke". See Matt. 8/2-3 and Matt. 8/29-32 above.
084 Matt. 9/35: "(Jesus was*) healing every disease and sickness". Similar to Matt. 8/2-3 above.
085 Matt. 9/36: "- - - (Jesus*) had compassion with them (some unlucky people*) - - -". Compassion - a word hardly used in the Quran, a book also not preaching much compassion except for with Muslims and with some groups like orphans, poor people. etc.
086 Matt. 10/1: "- - - evil spirits - - -". See Matt. 8/29-32.
087 Matt. 10/5: "Do not go among the Gentiles (non-Israelites*) or enter any town of the Samaritans". We will not guess why Jesus ordered this this time - other times (and especially at the end) he did otherwise. Two perhaps reasons: All through the Bible the line is "first the Israelites/Jews and then the Gentiles". Or: At the time of Jesus there were strong social rules - prohibition - against mingling with non-Jews, included Samaritans. Jesus knew they might get troubles from the Jews if they did so. Or simply it was easier to talk with fellow Jews - this seems to have been their first mission, and when you are new at something, it is wise to start at the easy end until one gets experience. Of course there may have been other reasons, but these might be natural ones.
088 Matt. 10/8: "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons". See Matt. 8/2-3 and Matt. 8/29-32 above.
089 Matt. 10/20: "The Spirit of your (the disciples') Father (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the many names for the Holy Spirit. Like Allah and like Muhammad it had several names, a fact worth remembering when Muslims claim - as normal for Islam without documentation - that when Jesus before he left them the last time, told his disciples that he would send them a helper, he meant Muhammad, because he did not use the name "the Holy Spirit", but "the Spirit of Truth" - though he also did not use the name Muhammad. (The claim really is unbelievable, among other things because how could Muhammad be a helper to the disciples? - he was born nearly half a millennium after the last one of them was dead! Besides it is quite an irony to call a man like Muhammad with his belief in the use of dishonesty as a working tool, "the Spirit of Truth".)
089a Matt.10/27: "All things have been committed to me (Jesus*) by my Father (Yahweh*)". All Jesus' committments and his power regarding this he got from Yahweh - it is Yahweh who is his source of power. Also note that he used the words "my Father" about Yahweh.
090 Matt. 10/34: "Do not suppose that I (Jesus*) have come to bring peace to earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword". This is a darling Biblical verse to many Muslims; Jesus as warlike as Muhammad! As anybody who has read NT knows, the Bible describes Jesus very differently. As the Revelation and other places in NT tells, he may have meant a verbal sword.
091 Matt. 10/34-35: "Do not suppose that I (Jesus*) have come to bring peace to earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law". This may look harsh, but it simply is what happens among strong believers when a religion is changed, and Jesus had come to adjust the Jews' not longer quite correct religion - not to mention non-Jews' religions very far from Yahweh's.
092 Matt. 10/41: "- - - righteous - - -". See Matt 5/20 above.
###093 Matt. 11/3-5: "'Are you (Jesus*) the one who was to come (the prophet Moses promised in 5. Mos. 18/15+18 - also known to the Jews as Messiah (= the anointed one))?' Jesus replied, 'Go back and report to John (the Baptist") what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised - - -". There is no doubt that Jesus' indirect answer was "yes".
One more statement for that Islam's claim that Moses indicated Muhammad in the two mentioned verses, was - and is - wrong: If Moses meant Jesus, he clearly did not mean Muhammad.
There also is another fact which makes Islam's claim concerning 5. Mos. 18/15+18 wrong: The Jews - the ones who really knew this story - knew that Muhammad with this future prophet meant Messiah. And whatever Muhammad said or did, he never claimed he was the Jews' Messiah. (It also was ever so clear that Messiah had to be a Jew.)
But there is one more point here concerning Muhammad in the Bible: The word used in the Arab original, "maktub", is stronger than just "written". Verse 7/157 in reality states that Muhammad is clearly mentioned in the Torah (the 5 "Books of Moses") and in the Gospels. This is obviously wrong - not even the strongest believer in Islam can claim that Muhammad is clearly mentioned any of those two places (that is why they have to cherry-pick and claim wrong meanings of the texts to be able to find him). Thus no matter if Muhammad really was hidden in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 or other places, the Quran all the same had been wrong, because Muhammad definitely is not clearly mentioned anywhere in the Bible.
But Islam HAS to find Muhammad in the Bible, because the Quran says he is mentioned there, and by cherry-picking words and twisting the meaning of those words, it is unbelievable what is possible to "find".
094 Matt. 11/4-5: "Jesus replied, 'Go back and report to John (the Baptist") what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised - - -". See 8/2-3 above.
095 Matt. 11/14: "- - - (John the Baptist is*) the Elijah who was to come - - -". It was prophesied in OT that the prophet Elijah would return to Earth before Messiah came. NT claims that Jesus was Messiah - and John the Baptist came shortly before him.
096 Matt. 11/19: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus sometimes used in NT, often by Jesus himself.
097 Matt. 11/20: "- - - most of his (Jesus'*) miracles - - -". According to the Bible Jesus made many miracles. According to the Quran Muhammad did not make a single one ("except the delivery of the Quran" - some miracle with all its errors, etc.). Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.
098 Matt. 11/25: "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven (Yahweh*) - - -". See 11/27 below.
099 Matt. 11/26: "- - - Father - - -". See Matt. 11/27 just below.
100 Matt. 11/27: "All things have been committed to me (Jesus*) by my Father (Yahweh*). No one knows the Son (Jesus*) except the Father (Yahweh*), And no one knows the Father (Yahweh*) except the Son (Jesus*) - - -".One of the places in the Bible where Jesus himself according to the Bible calls Yahweh his father, and very directly and clearly so. Muhammad and the Quran strongly - and like always without any documentation, - claimed that Jesus was not the son of Yahweh (then Muhammad impossibly could be the greatest of prophets), but even Jesus many places in the Bible uses the words "father" and "son" for their relationship - and even the Quran tells Jesus is reliable.
101 Matt. 12/2+5+8b+10+12: "- - - the Sabbath". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.
102 Matt. 12/8a: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus sometimes used in NT, often by Jesus himself.
103 Matt. 12/13: "So he (a man*) stretched it (his hand*) out and it was completely restored - - -". See Matt. 8/2-3 above.
104 Matt. 12/15: "- - - he (Jesus*) healed all their (his congregation's*) sick - - -". See Matt. 8/2-3 above.
105 Matt. 12/18: "- - - my (Yahweh's*) Spirit - - -". One of the many names for the Holy Spirit. See Matt. 10/20 above.
106 Matt. 12/21: "In his (Jesus*) name the nations will put their hope". The nations in plural, not only the Jews.
107 Matt. 12/22: "They (people*) brought him (Jesus*) a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him - - -". See Matt. 8/2-3 and Matt. 8/29-32.
108 Matt. 12/28: "- - - the Spirit of God (Yahweh*)- - -". One of the many names for the Holy Spirit. See Matt. 10/20 above.
108a Matt.12/29: "But if I (Jesus*) drive out demons by the Spirit of God (Yahweh*)- - -". His power for doing this is from Yahweh.
109 Matt. 12/30: "- - - sin - - -". Remember that what is sin in the Bible and what is sin in the Quran - and the other way around - may be widely different. This is one of the far more than 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, sin in the Bible and sin in the Quran had been more or less identical or at least very similar. (Muslims may try to explain this away by claiming that the Bible is falsified, but we remind you that both science and Islam strongly have proved that this claim is wrong.)
By the way: The same goes for words like righteous, just, right, good, bad, unjust, offence, wrong, crime, etc. They may cover very different meanings in the two books. Also Acts 3/14 is relevant here. The differences in the two books' moral etc. codes behind the differences in the meanings of such words, are strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
110 Matt. 12/31: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Matt. 12/28 just above.
111 Matt. 12/32a: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus sometimes used in NT, often by Jesus himself.
###112 Matt. 12/32b: "Anyone who speaks the word against the Son of Man (Jesus*) will be forgiven, but anyone speaking against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven". Muslims claim - like always without any documentation - that the Holy Spirit just is another name for the angel Gabriel (he is called arch-angel in the Bible, but not in the Quran). To insult Jesus who according to the Bible is the son of the god, may be forgiven. But to insult the Holy Spirit is such a grave offence, that it is unforgiveable. Nobody will believe it is a more grave offence to insult an angel than to insult the son of Yahweh. The Holy Spirit has to be something much more than an angel - arch-angel or not - to give this sentence meaning. The Muslim claim on this point simply is wrong.
113 Matt. 12/33: "- - - a tree is recognized by its fruit". Is Muhammad recognized by distaste-/hatemongering, blood, and suppression?
114 Matt. 12/35: "- - - good man - - - bad man - - -". Beware that because of the often very big differences between among other things the underlying basic ideas, moral codes, and ethical codes of the two books, there at many points may be serious differences between what is a good/bad man in the Bible and in the Quran, and especially compared to NT.
115 Matt. 12/37: "For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned". Will Muhammad be acquitted or condemned by his many words, some of them very serious and/or harsh ones?
116 Matt. 12/40a: "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth". A sobering foretelling? - Jesus was three days in the grave before he came back to life according to the Bible.
117 Matt. 12/40b: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name sometimes used in the NT for Jesus - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
118 Matt. 12/50a: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father in heaven (Yahweh*) - - -". This is one of the many places in the Bible where Jesus tells he was the son of Yahweh, something Islam strongly denies, even though they say Jesus was a truthful man and a prophet. (It was impossible for Muhammad to admit that Jesus was the son of the god, because then nobody would believe he - Muhammad - was the greatest ever of prophets, which he wanted to be. (As Muhammad did not quite understand the relationship between Yahweh and Jesus - Jesus got his power from the only god, Yahweh - it likely also conflicted with his strong desire for monotheism).
119 Matt. 12/50b: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". See Matt. 11/27.
120 Matt. 13/17: "- - - righteous men - - -". See Matt. 5/20 above.
121 Matt. 13/24-26: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his fields. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weed also appeared". When one knows that the Quran with all its mistakes, contradictions, etc. impossibly can be made by any omniscient god, and when one see the immoral - dishonesty, suppression, distaste/hate, blood, etc. - parts of the Quran's moral code, one may wonder if Muhammad was such an enemy.
122 Matt. 13/37+41: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
123 Matt. 13/49: "- - - wicked - - - righteous - - -". Beware that because of differences - often deep ones - of moral and ethical codes between especially NT and the Quran, words like these may have different definitions and shades of meaning in the Bible compared to in the Quran. Also see Acts 3/14 below.
124 Matt. 13/58: "And he (Jesus*) did not do many miracles there - - -". This means he did some. Why could Jesus/Yahweh make miracles - and with the result that Jesus got MANY new believers, whereas Allah only explained that he did not want to make miracles/prove his existence and Muhammad's connection to a god, because it would make no-one believe anyhow. Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people to believe this himself. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.
125 Matt. 14/14a: "- - - compassion - - -". A word hardly used in the Quran - and seldom intended except with other Muslims.
126 Matt. 14/14b: "- - - (Jesus*) healed their (people's) sick". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
127 Matt. 14/20: "They (some 5000 men + women and children) all ate and were satisfied - - -". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
It also is worth noticing the large number. Normally women are more interested in religion than men, which mean it is likely there were more women than men. And then there were the children. A conservative guess is 10ooo - 15ooo. And remember here that Jesus taught and made miracles only for 3 years, and all the same - partly because he proved his words by making miracles (also according to the Quran) - he got this kind of a following. Muhammad did not get such following until long after his followers started to make big money from being Muslims (by means of robbery, extortion, slave taking, etc.). All the same Muhammad explained that he/Allah did not make miracles, because proofs would make no-one believe anyhow. Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people to believe this himself - he knew he was lying each time he sais this (and he said it even in the Quran - so on what other points did he lie?) Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.
128 Matt. 14/25: "During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake". A parallel to Matt 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
129 Matt. 14/33: "Truly you (Jesus*) are the Son of God (Yahweh*)". Muhammad and the Quran strongly - and like always without any documentation, - claimed that Jesus was not the son of Yahweh (then Muhammad impossibly could be the greatest of prophets), but even Jesus many places in the Bible uses the words "father" and "son" in the literal meaning of those words for their relationship - and even the Quran tells Jesus was reliable.
130 Matt. 14/36: "- - - all who touched him (Jesus*) were healed". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
##131 Matt. 15/11a: "What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean' - - -". Thought provoking when thinking about Islam's - and for that case other religions' - rules for clean and unclean food?
As many of the Islamic laws are closer to the old Mosaic laws than to the milder ones introduced by Jesus, it was essential for Muhammad to stress that Jesus just was confirming the old Mosaic laws, f.x. concerning food. That the claim was not true, did not matter much to him, and does not matter much to Islam of today. But already the Quran in 5/15c below confirms that the claimed god changed old laws. And both Matt. 15/11-20 and Peter's visions in Acts 10/10-16 made it clear that Jesus and/or Yahweh changed laws - and Mark 7/14-19 and not least the Quran in 3/50a directly confirm that Jesus did change some of the old laws - even though that clearly was not (the main reason) why he came to Earth.
These verses are among the reasons why Christians have no ceremonially unclean food (except food dedicated to other gods) - Jesus clearly nullified those laws.
132 Matt. 15/11b: "What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean', but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean'". Thinking about f.x. the Qurans partly immoral moral code, etc., etc., is this relevant for Muhammad?
133 Matt. 15/13: "If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit". Nobody is blinder than the one refusing to see. Muslims refuse to see the errors, etc. in the Quran and what they mean. A reason for thoughts?
134 Matt. 15/17: "- - - whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body". This combined with Matt. 15/11 and f.x. Peter's vision (Acts 10/10-15) is the background for that Christians left the Mosaic rules for clean and unclean food behind. Muhammad left a number of such rules behind, but kept others.
135 Matt. 15/19+20: "For out of the heart will come evil thoughts (f.x. apartheid and suppression of others*), murder (practiced by Muhammad and Muslims*), adultery (like taking an adopted son's wife - it was adultery in the old Arabia*), sexual immorality (like rape and keeping sex slaves - both practiced by Muhammad*), theft (done big-scale by Muhammad*), false testimony (cfr. rules for al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie, Kitman - the lawful half-truth, Hilah - the lawful pretending to be honest or circumnavigation of the truth*), slander (much of what Muhammad told about the claimed bad sides of Jews and others, simply was/is slander*). These are what make a man 'unclean' - - -". Comments?
136 Matt. 15/24: "I (Jesus*) was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel". This is one of the Muslim's pet sentences in the NT - claimed to prove that Jesus only was a prophet for the Jews (whereas Muhammad is claimed to be a prophet for the entire world). We will not try to explain the sentence - as the Bible is written by humans, the quotation may not even be 100% correct (the Bible after all is written by humans and have some mistakes). But what is sure, is that for one thing it is clear in both OT and NT that Yahweh is for the world - though perhaps first for the Jews - and for another that Jesus wanted to reach all humans (he f.x. ordered his disciples to go out into all the world and teach his religion - f.x. Matt. 28/19 and Mark 16/15).
One of the mysterious sentences in the Bible, as it is very clear from the book that his message was for all the world. There are mistakes in the Bible, too - can this f.x. be one of the places where the writer has not remembered 100% correctly? The story f.x. is a bit different and this claim not mentioned in Mark 7/26-30 which has the same story.
137 Matt. 15/28: "And her (a Canaanite woman*) daughter was healed from that very moment". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
138 Matt. 15/30: "Great crowds came to him (Jesus*) bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
139 Matt. 15/37: "They (some 4000 men + women and children) all ate and were satisfied - - -". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and not least Matt. 14/20 above.
140 Matt. 16/13: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
141 Matt. 16/16+20: "- - - Christ - - -". This is not 100% correct, as Peter would use the name Messiah. Christ is the Greek version of that name (it really is a title, not a name, at least not originally), and is used in NT because NT originally was written in Greek. The word "Christ" was not used as a name/title for Jesus, however, until years after his death - the name/title used was Messiah. This fact is worth remembering when the Quran claims that Mary was told her son's name would be Christ Jesus.
142 Matt. 16/17: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father in heaven (Yahweh*) - - -". See Matt. 11/27 above.
143 Matt. 16/27a+28b: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
144 Matt. 16/27b: "- - - his (Jesus speaking in 3. person about himself*) Father's (Yahweh's*) glory - - -". See Matt. 11/27 above.
145 Matt. 16/28a: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom". One of the mistakes in the Bible if this is meant literary - they all are dead, and Jesus has not returned. (If this is not a parable to the rise of the Christian religion.)
146 Matt. 17/5a: "This (Jesus*) is my (Yahweh's*) son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" If this quotation is true, any Muslim claiming Jesus is not the son of Yahweh in some way, can go home to sleep. And if people have to listen to Jesus, there is no space for Muhammad's very or extremely different teaching - those two teachings are too far apart; the religion of love vs. a religion of suppression, apartheid, and war.
147 Matt. 17/5b: "- - - love - - -" A word seldom used in the Quran, except between relatives or other close persons.
148 Matt. 17/9+11+22: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
149 Matt. 17/18: "Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment". See Matt. 8/2-3 and Matt. 8/29-32 above.
150 Matt. 17/27: "Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin". See 8/2-3 above.
####151 Matt. 18/3: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven". According to Muhammad and the Quran, the greatest are the warriors, and especially the harsh and ferocious of them. It is not possible to be further apart - children vs. ferocious warriors. One of the 200% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad are not in the same line of anything central to a religion - not to mention members of the same religion.
152 Matt. 18/6+7a+8+9+15: "- - - sin - - -". See Matt. 1/21c above.
153 Matt. 18/7b: "- - - but woe to the man through whom they (sins*) come!" A number of things the Quran wants you to do, are sins according to normal religions and normal moral codes - included the religion and the moral code you find in NT. If this verse is correctly quoted in the Bible, then what about Muhammad?
154 Matt. 18/10+19+35: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father in heaven (Yahweh*)". See Matt. 11/27 above.
155 Matt. 18/12-14: "If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I (Jesus*) tell you (people - here his disciples*) the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father (Yahweh*) in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost". The Quran teaches that you shall not be sorry for the ones lost to Allah - they all the same just were/are sinners.
One of the very many indications for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - they are too different.
156 Matt. 19/2: "Large crowds followed him (Jesus*), and he healed them". A parallel to Matt. 13/58 above. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above.
157 Matt. 19/6: "- - - therefore what God (Yahweh*) has joined together (by marriage*), let man not separate". NT and Jesus did not accept divorce, whereas in the Quran it is very ok - and practiced by Muhammad himself, as he divorced most of or perhaps all his at least 16 short time wives and as he married at least one divorced woman (in the case of his adopted son, Zaid’s, wife, Zaynab bint Jahsh, he even initiated the divorce). One more clear proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, such a central point in life had been if not identical, then at least similar in the two books. And also this verse compared to the Quran and to Muhammad's appetite for sex makes it ever so clear that Jesus and Muhammad were not in the same line morally (and in few other aspects of life and of religion).
158 Matt. 19/9: "I (Jesus*) tell you (some Pharisees/people*) that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery". Similar to Matt. 19/6 just above, but stronger.
159 Matt. 19/14: "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these". In the Quran Heaven primarily belongs to the warriors - the more ferocious the better (ending in a better part of Heaven according to the Quran and to Hadiths).
160 Matt. 19/18-19: "Jesus replied, '(To get eternal life:*) Do not murder (Muhammad had large numbers of people murdered - f.x. Banu Qurayza and different opponents*), do not commit adultery (compare this to Muhammad's sex-life and to the Quran's rules about such things*), do not steal (the last some 10 years of his life Muhammad - and his followers - lived mainly from stealing/robbing and extortion*), do not give false testimony (compare to the rules for al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie - and Kitman - the lawful half-truth; false testimony f.x. is very ok in Islam "if necessary" to defend or promote Islam, Hilah - lawful pretending to be honest or circumnavigating of the truth*), honor your (peoples'*) father and mother (here the Bible and the Quran agrees), and 'love your neighbor (the wide meaning; all other people*) as yourself (try to find a similar sentence in the Quran*)". Will f.x. Muhammad go to Heaven if these rules are the real ones?
161 Matt. 19/28: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
162 Matt. 20/18+28: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
163 Matt. 20/19+25: "- - - Gentiles - - -". Non-Jews.
164 Matt. 20/23: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". See Matt. 11/27 above.
165 Matt. 20/26: "- - - whoever wants to become great among you (the disciples*) (in Heaven*) must be your servant - - -". Quite a contrast to the Quran, where the ones - except prophets - who became the greatest in Heaven, were the warriors, and the more ferocious the better.
166 Matt. 20/34a: "- - - compassion - - -". A word hardly used in the Quran - and seldom intended except with other Muslims.
167 Matt. 20/34b: "Immediately they (2 blind men*) received their sight, and followed him". See Matt. 8/2-3 above.
168 Matt. 21/5: "- - - the Daughter of Zion - - -". Figurative speech for Jerusalem or for the whole country.
169 Matt. 21/14: "The blind and the lame came to him (Jesus*) at the temple, and he healed them". See 8/2-3 above.
170 Matt. 21/32: "- - - righteousness - - -". See Matt. 5/20 above.
171 Matt. 21/33-40: The parable of the tenants: Was Muhammad one of them?
##172 Matt. 21/42: "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone". This is one of the many possible foretellings of Jesus from OT (Ps. 118/22). About Muhammad there is not none single possible foretelling neither in the OT nor in the NT - in spite of Islam's many claims. (well, there is a little about a brutal, immoral looser in Da. 8/24-25). See Matt. 1/22 above.
173 Matt. 22/9: "Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find". Figurative speech for that any and all humans are invited to Jesus and Yahweh. Jesus was not only for the Jews like Muslims claim - they were his prime target, but not his only target.
####174 Matt. 22/30: "At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage, they will be like the angels in heaven". It is hardly possible to make a stronger contrast to the Quran's Paradise, where the main person is the man, where the reward for the woman is limited (in the Bible man and woman get the same reward), and where a main part of the big rewards to men is lots and lots of women - up to 70 houris + the man's women from this world - which means lots and lots and lots of sex, not love but sex. Plus lots of luxury in food and drink and clothes, etc. One of the at least 200% proofs and an absolute proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, the Paradise had been one and the same.
175 Matt. 22/32: "I (Yahweh*) am the god of Abraham, the god of Isaac, and the god of Jacob - - -". Ishmael is not mentioned.
176 Matt. 22/37-40: "Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your (peoples'*) God (Yahweh*) with all your soul and with all your mind. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor (= the wide meaning; your fellow human beings*) as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments'". Commandments Jesus never broke, neither according to the Bible, nor according to the Quran.
How much of these two commandments did Muhammad obey?
177 Matt. 22/39: "And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor (= the wide meaning; your fellow human beings*) as yourself.'" You do not find a similar commandment in the Quran, and especially not concerning non-Muslims.
178 Matt. 22/43: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Matt. 10/20 above.
179 Matt. 23/10: "- - - Christ". See Matt. 16/16 above.
180 Matt. 23/33: "- - - righteous - - -". See Matt. 5/20 above.
181 Matt. 24/5+23+24: "- - - Christ". See Matt. 16/16 above.
#182 Matt. 24/11: "- - - and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people". Muhammad is a false prophet, as he for one thing is no real prophet - unable to make prophesies - but mainly because his claimed holy book, and thus his religion, is not from any god (no omniscient god makes lots and lots of mistakes, contradictions, etc.)
183 Matt. 24/14: "And this (Jesus'*) gospel of the kingdom (Heaven/Paradise*) will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations - - -". Jesus' gospels were for all the world - and his teaching is fundamentally and much different from Muhammad's. So much so that they definitely did not serve the same god or the same religion - not to mention belonged to the same chain of prophets.
184 Matt. 24/20: "- - - the Sabbath". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.
185 Matt. 24/27+30b: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
186 Matt. 24/30a: "They (all nations) will see the Son of Man (Jesus*) coming in the clouds of the sky - - -". Here is a notable similarity between the Bible and the Quran: Also according to the Quran it is Jesus who will come at the Day of Doom on Earth.
187 Matt. 24/34: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things (the Day of Doom*) have happened". One of the mistakes in the Bible. (If this is not a parable to the rise of the Christian religion.)
188 Matt. 24/36: "- - - the Son (Jesus*) - - - the Father (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the many places in the Bible where Jesus tells he is the son and Yahweh his father. And even the Quran claims Jesus is honest.
189 Matt. 24/37+39+44: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
190 Matt. 25/27: "- - - you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest". One more indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god: In the Bible reasonable interest is a plus, in Islam interest is prohibited.
191 Matt. 25/31: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
192 Matt. 25/32: "All nations will be gathered before him (the Son of Man - Jesus*), and he will separate the people one from another - - -". There is no doubt according to this that Yahweh and Jesus are for the whole world.
193 Matt. 25/34: "Then the King (here "the Son of Man" = Jesus*) will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father - - -". One more place where Jesus tells Yahweh is his father.
194 Matt. 25/37: "- - - righteous - - -". See Matt. 5/20 above.
195 Matt. 26/2a+24+45+64: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.
196 Matt.26/2b: "- - - the Son of Man (Jesus*) will be handed over to be crucified". A foretelling/prophesy - and a clear contradiction to Muhammad's and the Quran's claims - like always not proved - that Jesus was not killed. (If Jesus was killed and then resurrected, it places him in a higher league than Muhammad, something Muhammad could not accept, true or not true.)
#197 Matt. 26/13: "- - - wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world - - -". A Biblical Gospel is the story about Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and going to heaven. And it according to this verse is to be "preached throughout the world". Jesus - and Yahweh - was/is for the entire world, in spite of Muslims' claims that he was only for the Jews (and only Muhammad for the world).
###198 Matt. 26/28a: "This is my (Jesus'*) blood (the wine symbolized blood poured out*) of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgivingness of sins". This is a main point in the Bible concerning the statement that Jesus paid expiation by means of his blood/death for the believers among humans for their sins.
Also note the mentioning of the covenant - the new one via Jesus. In spite of what Muslims like to claim, Yahweh's covenant with his followers never was terminated, but on the contrary refreshed and sometimes amended some now and then like here.
199 Matt: 26/28b: "- - - sins - - -". Remember that what is sin in the Bible and what is sin in the Quran - and the other way around - may be widely different. This is one of the far more than 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, sin in the Bible and sin in the Quran had been more or less identical or at least very similar. (Muslims may try to explain this away by claiming that the Bible is falsified, but we remind you that both science and Islam strongly have proved that this claim is wrong.)
By the way: The same goes for words like righteous, just, right, good, bad, unjust, offence, wrong, crime, etc. They may cover very different meanings in the two books. Also Acts 3/14 is relevant here. The differences in the two books' moral etc. codes behind the differences in the meanings of such words, are strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
200 Matt. 26/29: "- - - in my (Jesus*) Father's (Yahweh's*) kingdom". One more place where Jesus calls Yahweh his father - and even the Quran admits that Jesus was reliable.
201 Matt. 26/36+42: "My (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". Similar to Matt. 26/29 just above - but stronger, as here he is not telling about it, but talking to him.
202 Matt. 26/52: "- - - all who draw the sword will die by the sword". Jesus was no fan of the sword - one more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad neither in the same line of anything essential nor fundamental to religions (not to mention; not in the same religion).
203 Matt. 26/53: "- - - my (Jesus*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". One more place where Jesus calls Yahweh his father - and even the Quran admits that Jesus was reliable.
204 Matt. 26/56: "But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled". There are many points in OT which may be foretelling about Jesus. For a comparison there - in spite of the Quran's and Muhammad's claims - is not one single foretelling about Muhammad, not to mention clear foretelling about him.
205 Matt. 26/63+67: "- - - Christ - - -". See Matt. 16/16 above.
206 Matt. 26/64: "Yes, it is as you (the high priest*) say (Jesus is son of Yahweh*)". A most clear declaration and a declaration impossible to misunderstand.
207 Matt. 27/9-10: "They (the priests*) took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and used them to buy a potter's field - - -". This is one of the foretellings from OT (Zeh. 11/12-13) concerning Jesus come true if the Bible tells the truth, which is difficult to explain away.
208 Matt. 27/41: "In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him (Jesus hanging on the cross*)". These were his bitter enemies - and you may bet high money on that if the Quran's and Islam's and Muhammad's claim that it was someone else who was hanging there, they had not accepted it, not to mention mocked another person. And in addition there were hundreds of other witnesses - like normal in the old days when there was an execution - and a lot of them knew what he looked like. The Quran's claims here are nonsense - his enemies had not accepted a switch of victim, and all the others had known it was not Jesus.
###Besides: Who would accept playing the role of Jesus, without screaming in his pain that he was a wrong victim?
##209 Matt. 27/43: "- - - he (Jesus*) said, 'I am the son of God (Yahweh*)'". Clear words worth remembering when Muslims and/or Islam or the Quran - always without documentation - claim Jesus only was a human and not the son of Yahweh in any way. Also according to the Quran Jesus was reliable - and remember here that both science and Islam - involuntarily - thoroughly have proved the Bible is not falsified, a never documented claim which was Muhammad's and is Islam's standard claimed explanation for everything they do not like in the Bible.
210 Matt. 27/51: "At that moment (the moment of Jesus' death*) the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split". If this is correct, it is more miracles connected to Jesus - and also an indication about something. And it would be difficult for Matthew to make up this, because too many would know it was not true if he lied. Also see Matt. 27/52 just below and Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.
211 Matt. 27/52: "The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life". One of the many miracles The Bible tells were made by or connected to Jesus. Also see Matt 8/2-3 above, Matt 27/51 just above, and Acts 9/34-35 below. According to the Quran there was no miracle connected to Muhammad.
#212 Matt. 27/55-56: "Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs (clearly women knowing Jesus well*). Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons (2 of Jesus' disciples*)". These as said were people who knew Jesus very well. Anyone able to believe they could be cheated to believe it was not Jesus who was crucified, like Muhammad - like always in such cases without proving his words - claimed, is free to do so.
It is worth mentioning that Mary Magdalene and Mary mother of James (and Joses*) were at Jesus' grave when he was buried (see Matt 27/61 just below), and they were among the ones who went to the grave of Jesus 3 days later, sure to find him there dead. As said: Anyone able to believe these women could be cheated into believing Jesus was not killed, is free to do so.
#213 Matt. 27/61: "Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb". These were persons close to Jesus. One has to be very naive to believe they would not recognize Jesus and believe another executed man was him, like Muhammad (who could not accept that Jesus had been killed and resurrected - then Jesus clearly was something more than Muhammad, and Muhammad wanted to be the greatest) and the Quran indirectly and Islam and its Muslims very directly claim, as normal for Muhammad, for Muslims, and for Islam when claiming central points, without proving the claims.
214 Matt. 28/1a: "After the Sabbath, at dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb". See Matt. 27/55-56 and Matt. 27/61 above.
215 Matt. 28/1b: "- - - the Sabbath". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.
216 Matt. 28/2: "There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord (Yahweh*) came down from heaven - - -". If this is correct, it is one more proof for that Jesus was connected to something divine.
217 Matt. 28/6+7: "- - - he (Jesus*) has risen - - -". Islam strongly denies this (included that he was executed). A main reason is that this will prove Jesus had a special position to Yahweh, and consequently nobody would believe Muhammad was the greatest prophet ever, like Muhammad wanted to be known as - as did and do his followers.
218 Matt. 28/8: "Suddenly Jesus met them (Mary Magdalene and 'the other Mary'*)". If this is correct, it proves that Jesus had come back to life after being killed.
219 Matt. 28/13: "You (the guards*) are to say, 'His (Jesus'*) disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep". The Jewish enemies had another explanation than Muhammad. But: How could the guards know what happened if they were asleep?
220 Matt. 28/17: "When they (the disciples*) saw him (Jesus*) - - -", Similar to Matt. 28/8 above.
221 Matt. 28/18: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me". If this is correct, there was not much left for Muhammad - and no doubt about who of the two were the greatest.
222 Matt. 28/18-19: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father (Yahweh*) and of the Son (Jesus*) and the Holy Spirit - - -". There is no doubt Jesus was for the entire world, and not only for the Jews, like Muslims claim. The NT clearly indicates that Jesus was first for the Jews, but then also for the others.
223 Matt. 28/19: "- - - the Father (Yahweh*) and of the Son (Jesus*) - - -". One more place where Jesus tells he is the son of Yahweh.
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