Bible versus Quran: 1000+ Differences & Contradictions

 

The Bible: Its Divergences from the Quran and Islam

Deuteronomy (5. Mos)

 


The 5 Books of Moses are often called "the Law" or "the Torah". It is unclear by whom and when they are written. Minor parts of it may be from Moses - the original "Book of Covenance" was written down by Moses according to the Bible (2. Mos. 24/4-7), and later incorporated in these books, but the rest is younger. Moses according to science lived around 1300 - 1200, but science believe that but for what is taken from "the Book of Covenance", the oldest parts of the "Books of Moses" are from around 800 or at least not older than 950 BC. The youngest parts may be as young as from around 400 BC. (We may add that the myth you often meet from Muslims that Ezra had to rewrite the Books of Moses in or after Babylon - and used the chance to falsify them - is just that: A myth. It is well possible that the copy of the books in the Temple and even all copies in Jerusalem were burnt by Nebuchadnezzar when he sacked the city in 586 BC, but there existed many more copies inside and outside Judah (the southern kingdom - roughly what is the land around Jerusalem in Israel.) - far too many for that it could be possible for Ezra to falsify the old book without being found out - - - and besides there is not a word in the Bible about Ezra doing such writing.)

001 One central point in the books of Moses: The ways of addressing and celebrating and praying to and worshipping the god is marked different in the Bible compared to the Quran - one more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god (if they had been, their demands about this had been more or less similar).

The same goes for the different kinds of offerings - the offerings the two gods wishes, and the conditions concerning the offerings, to a large degree are very different - another proof for that the two gods are not the same one.

##002 5. Mos. 1/1a: "These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel - - -". These are essential words when you meet Muslims claiming that Moses spoke about Muhammad when he mentioned "a prophet like me" in this chapter: This part of 5. Mos. is a speech Moses made to the Israelites/Jews, and he spoke about them - you and "your Israeli brothers" - and about the years in the desert, about their near future, and also there are some laws. The word "brother/brothers" which Islam claims refers to Arabs, and thus to Muhammad, in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 is used at least 32 times in the chapter, and very clearly meaning their fellow Israelites/Jews - at least 7 places it even is specified "your Israeli brothers" or similar. Worse: The two only places Israelites are not meant, it is specified who are meant (the Edomites - the descendants of Esau, the brother of the last of the 3 Jewish patriarchs, Jacob), whereas Moses nowhere in this chapter mentions any connection to Arabs - no word of any kind refers to any possible such connection, yes, not to any foreigners at all as possible "brothers". We may add that the word is used figuratively at least 98 times in OT and at least 227 times in NT - not one single time in connection to Arabia or Arabs. (Both Arabia and Arabs are mentioned several times in the Bible, but always i neutral words or telling they were enemies - NEVER as friends, not to mention relatives. Similar for the Quran; Jews are mentioned there many times, but not as friends or brothers.) But the Quran tells that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible, and them Islam have to find him there, if not the Quran is wrong. And 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 (the same incident) are the place in OT where it is possible to claim things by means of cherry-picking of words, omitting facts which denies the claim, and then twisting of words and facts. Also see 5. Mos. 1/16 below and the Chapter "Muhammad in the Bible" in http://www.1000mistakes.com . Plus: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18 below, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".

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.

003 5. Mos. 1/1b: "- - - Paran". A mountainous desert area in the central/eastern part of the Sinai peninsula, south of the Shur and the Sin (or Zin) Deserts.

As Muslims are so eager to reshape the geography here, we may add and specify: Because the name is rather similar to Faran (renamed to Paran, but according to our sources originally named Faran) near Mecca, and because the Bible tells Ishmael lived for a long time in Paran, Muslims want Paran to mean Faran near Mecca, so as to "document" that Ishmael lived in Mecca. But Paran is mentioned at least these places in the Bible: 1. Mos. 21/21, 4. Mos. 10/12, 4. Mos. 12/16, 4. Mos. 13/3, 4. Mos. 13/26, 5. Mos. 1/1, 1. Sam.25/1, 1. Kings 11/18, and there is no doubt from the different contexts that the Bible's Paran is in Sinai, and that there is not the slightest connection to the distant Arabia. It as mentioned is identical to what now is named Badiet et-Tin ("the Desert of Loneliness"), and lay south and east of the desert Shur, and south of the desert Sin (or Zin) in the inner parts of the Sinai Peninsula.

#004 5. Mos. 1/6: "The Lord our (the Jews'*) God (Yahweh*) said - - -". All over the Bible it is made clear that it is Yahweh who makes things happen, and not other gods like f.x. Allah. This is so obvious that we comment on it just a few times.

##005 5. Mos. 1/16: "- - - between brother Israelites or between one of them and an alien". The ones who were not brother Israelites, were aliens. Also see 5. Mos. 1/1a above and the Chapter "Muhammad in the Bible" in http://www.1000mistakes.com (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down).

This one - and many other verses in the Bible - indirectly, but very clearly tells that Arabs were not brothers of the Jews, but aliens.

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.

006 5. Mos. 1/28: "Our (Moses' and his Israelites'*) brothers have made us loose heart". The brothers here were the majority of the Jewish spy group Moses had sent into Canaan. Jewish, not Arab. Also see 5. Mos. 1/1a and 5. Mos. 1/16 above and 8/15+18 below.

007 5. Mos. 2/4: "- - - your (the Israelites'*) brothers the descendants of Esau - - -". Of the some 325 times (at least 98 in OT and ca. 227 in NT) the word "brother/brothers", etc. are mentioned figuratively in the Bible, there are as far as we know 5 places only where it does not mean fellow Israelites/Jews, and each of those places it is very clearly specified who are meant, and also that some ones with a special connection are meant - like here the descendants of Esau, the brother of the Jewish patriarch Jacob - and never an Arab or Arabia is mentioned in those places. Also see 5. Mos. 1/1 and 5. Mos. 1/16 above and 5. Mos. 18/15 + 18/18 below. "Brothers" Jews/Arabs also never are mentioned in the Quran (except once where it is said the Jews are brothers of unbelievers/non-Muslims).

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.

008 5. Mos. 2/8: Similar to 5. Mos. 2/4 just above (one more of the 5 mentioned places). No Arab brothers.

#009 5. Mos. 3/18: "- - - your (Israelites'*) brother Israelites." One of the places where Moses clarifies that he means the other Israelites when he uses the word "brother" in his speech. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down. And: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".)

But there is one more point here concerning Muha/Jews'mmad 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.

010 5. Mos. 3/20: "- - - until the Lord (Yahweh*) gives the rest (of the promised land*) to your brothers as he has to you brothers - - -". 3 of the tribes (Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh) had already got land on the eastern side of the Jordan river. Here Moses reminds them that they had promised to help the other Jewish tribes to get their land in the promised land (on the western side of Jordan). It is not possible to misunderstand that he meant the other Jews when he spoke about their brothers.

#011 5. Mos. 4/16+25: "- - - idol - - -". Handmade idols were not themselves gods - except perhaps in the most primitive cultures - but represented a god. F.x. the infamous golden calf of Moses' Israelites really was a symbol for the (Egyptian) holy ox Apis, which again was believed to be a manifestation of one of the Egyptian main gods, Ptah. Thus the main thing was not the idol, but the belief existing in the brain of the believers. This - that the belief was/is the main thing - should go also for idols existing only in the brains and hearts of the believers, which is the likely reality for Allah, as the only source for information or "information" about him, is a book not from any god and told by a man with very doubtful moral and reliability, but with much to gain from making people believe in his new religion, a point strengthened by the fact that Allah never and no place has manifested himself in any provable way. The Quran never mentions that a made up god just is a made up god no matter if he is a mental human creation and idol or a physical such one. In religion it is what is in your brain and heart which counts and decides - saves you or condemns you. Allah seems to be a mental idol only.

012 5. Mos. 4/31: "- - - he (Yahweh*) will not abandon or destroy you (the Jews*) or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath". Similar is said different places in the Bible. Muslims claim this covenant was terminated - it f.x. is morally doubtful to fight or suppress a people with a covenant with the god, plus it is easier for the Arabs/Muslims to feel chosen (because Muhammad was an Arab) if the ones originally chosen are sent out into the cold. But the covenant is nowhere in the Bible terminated. It was mistreated and broken and Yahweh grew angry, but it is nowhere terminated.

013 5. Mos. 4/41-43: "Cities of Refuge". Yahweh initiated cities of refuge. Allah never did anything like that - some of the Quran's rules and laws even are breaking the 10 commandments. An indication for that Yahweh and Allah definitely are not the same god.

014 5. Mos. 5/1-22: The 10 Commandments. They were essential for Yahweh. Allah never introduced a similar list. Another strong indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. And the Quran's moral etc. rules often are different, very different or even contradicting the 10 Commandments - a clear proof for that the two are not the same god.

015 5. Mos. 5/13: "Six days you (humans*) shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to your Lord your God (Yahweh*). On it you shall you shall not do any work - - -". The Quran has no similar rule - pray your 5 prayers a day - and the Friday afternoon one is the most essential one - and but for that you can work. Another rule essential for Yahweh, and of little or no consequence for Allah - another proof for that the two are not the same god.

016 5. Mos. 5/17: "You (humans*) shall not murder". Allah says something different, and Muhammad had many opponents and others murdered. A strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and for that Jesus and Muhammad had very little in common, included served two very different gods and religions.

017 5. Mos. 5/18: "You (humans*) shall not commit adultery". The Quran has a very different definition of "adultery" compared to Yahweh's and Jesus' definition in the Bible. And Muhammad had 36 women we know by name - included concubines and some rapes). A strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same line of anything of any consequence.

018 5. Mos. 5/19: "You (humans*) shall not steal". Allah tells his followers to steal anything they want and like if it is stolen in connection to a claimed "holy war" - jihad. And Muhammad/Islam gets 20% of anything which is stolen in such raids and wars - 100% if the victims gave in without a fight. A clear proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - this in spite of episodes in OT. And a solid proof for that Jesus and Muhammad far from served the same religion.

019 5. Mos. 6/14: "Do not follow other gods (others than Yahweh*), the gods of the peoples around you - - -". At least at the time of Muhammad for Israelites/Jews and Christians al-Lah/Allah was such "another" god - even if Muhammad renamed the old pagan god al-Lah, and called him Allah, and claimed he was the only god. And actually the situation is the same throughout history and even today for people thinking things over.

020 5. Mos. 8/5: "Know then in your hearts that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your (the Jews'*) God (Yahweh) disciplines you". You will meet the question from Islam and from Muslims: If the Jews were the god's chosen people, why then did he punish them? This is why according to the Bible.

021 5. Mos. 8/6: "Observe the commands of the Lord your (the Jews'*) God (Yahweh*), walking in his ways and revering him". Thinking about Muslims this is a thought provoking sentence as many of Allah's(?) commands and ways are very different from Yahweh's - so different that no Muslim living strictly according to the Quran's texts possibly can be accepted by Yahweh if Yahweh exists and is reasonably correctly described in the Bible. (And this is even more thought provoking when you know that all the errors etc. in the Quran prove that there is no god behind that book.)

022 5. Mos. 8/19: "If you (Jews*) ever forget the Lord your God (and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I (Moses*) testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed". Muhammad liked to claim that the reason why the Israelites/Jews would not believe in his new religion, was that they did not like that the god had send a prophet who was not a Jew, etc. The real reason was points in the Bible similar to this - and that they knew the Bible (or really the Jewish scriptures) well enough to see that Muhammad's teaching was too far from their old scriptures, so that it could not possibly be true that Yahweh and Allah were the same god, and thus that something was seriously wrong with his teaching. At very least he was not in reality talking about their old god. It had to be another god - or a made up one.

Another question is: What about Muslims if the Bible tells the truth? - they follow another and very different god(?) with very different rules.

###023 5. Mos. 9/5: "It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you (the Jews*) are going to take possession of their (the natives of Canaan and around*) land, but on account of the wickedness of these nations". It is normal to defend the war romance and war ideology of Islam with the claim that also Yahweh was a warlike god. But Yahweh was not much warlike except in two cases: Sometimes to punish too bad people, and when it came to the establishing and defence of "the promised land" - and if the Bible tells the truth here, "the promised land" could be established because the people living there, were too bad to be accepted by Yahweh. On the other hand Allah is a god of war. Another proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - a proof even easier to see when you come to the NT.

024 5. Mos. 9/6: Rather similar to 5. Mos. 9/5 just above.

#025 5. Mos. 9/16: "- - - idol - - -". See 5. Mos. 4/16 above.

026 5. Mos. 9/17: "So I (Moses*) took the two tablets (of the 10 Commandments*) and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes". In the Quran Moses carefully lays down the two stone tablets - they are not broken, and he does not have to get new ones like in the Bible.

027 5. Mos. 9/23: "- - - Kadesh Barnea - - -". See 4. Mos. 13/26 above.

028 5. Mos. 9/27: "- - - 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.

029 5. Mos. 10/1a+3a: "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones - - -". According to the Quran Muhammad carefully put down the tablets with the 10 commandments when he came down from the mountain with them. According to the Bible he broke them in anger and had to get a new set of tablets.

030 5. Mos. 10/1b+3b: "Also make a wooden chest (the Ark of Covenance*)". According to the Bible, the Ark of Covenance was made by some of Moses' people. According to the Quran it was brought by angels (2/248c below) 200 - 300 years later, during the reign of Saul.

031 5. Mos. 10/9: "That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers - - -". The Levites got no tract of land like the other tribes, because they were to be the priests, etc. and thus had to be spread around the whole country - - - and it is no doubt who their brothers are; the other Israelites - and not any Arabs. And this still is in the same speech by Moses, where Islam/Muslims claim that when Moses mentioned "brothers", he meant Arabs, and thus Muhammad! (5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18. But: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".)

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.

032 5. Mos. 11/13: "- - - love the Lord your (the Jews'*) God (Yahweh*) and serve him with all your heart and all your soul - - -". It the Bible is correct, what then about Muslims and their possible next life? - they are ordered to love another and very different god(?), the god of war Allah.

033 5. Mos. 11/22: Similar to 11/13 just above.

#034 5. Mos. 12/3: "- - - idol - - -". See 5. Mos. 4/19 above.

035 5. Mos. 12/13: "Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please". The rules for offerings - included which offerings to make - are clearly different in the Bible compared to in the Quran. A very clear indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

036 5. Mos. 13/5: "That prophet (the ones advising you to follow other gods than Yahweh*) or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the Lord, your God (Yahweh*) - - -". This verse is one of the reasons why the Jews did not follow Muhammad - they saw that Yahweh impossibly could be the same god as Allah, and thus that Muhammad had to be a false prophet if he claimed to be representing Yahweh under the name Allah.

037 5. Mos. 13/8: "- - - do not yield to him (the one wanting you to believe in other gods than Yahweh*) or listen to him". Texts like this in the Bible was the reason for that the Jews did not listen to Muhammad - not that he was a Gentile (non-Israelite), but that they knew the Bible well enough to see that Muhammad was teaching apocryphal texts.

038 5. Mos. 14/3: "Do not eat detestable (here = religiously unclean) things". The curious thing here is not that the god changed the rules for what was religiously clean or unclean. The curious thing is that he lifted most of the prohibition from OT in NT - and then according to Muhammad re-introduced a number of the strict rules again in the Quran. Is the god unable to decide what he wants or what is good or not good?

039 5. Mos. 15/7a: "If there is a poor man among your (the Jews'*) brothers in any of the towns of the land your God (Yahweh*) is giving to you - - -". Clearly Moses here still is talking about the Jews - f.x. few Arabs were expected to live in those towns. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down. And: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".)

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.

040 5. Mos. 15/7b: "- - - do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother". From the context it is clear that Moses still is speaking about fellow Israelites/Jews - and no kind of indication for that he is indicating Arabs. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down).

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.

041 5. Mos. 15/9a: "- - - your needy brother - - -. He may then appeal to the Lord (Yahweh*) against you - - -". Moses is still talking about how to treat fellow Jews - f.x. what is very clear is that the Arabs of that time would not appeal to Yahweh. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down. And: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".)

042 5. Mos. 15/9b: "- - - 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.

043 5. Mos. 15/11: "Therefore I (Yahweh*) command you (the Israelites*) to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land (= the promised land*)". You shall be openhanded towards your fellow Israelites/Jews, and towards all the poor and needy in the land. This theoretically also may have included a few poor and needy Arabs, but not as "brothers". There is no indication anywhere in Moses' speech that he in any way is including Arabs when he frequently uses the word "brother/brothers" in his speech - he is talking about fellow Israelites. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down. And: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".)

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 clearly - 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.

044 5. Mos. 15/19: "Set apart for the Lord your God (Yahweh*) every firstborn male of your herds and flocks". No similar rule exists in the Quran. An indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

045 5. Mos. 16/9-10: "Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle on the standing grain. Then celebrate the Feast of the Weeks to the Lord your God (Yahweh*)". There is no similar rule in the Quran. It is noteworthy that many religious rules differs - and differs much - between the two books. A strong indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

046 5. Mos. 16/19: "Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous". Was this the reason why Muhammad used large parts of what was stolen/looted r extorted for bribes according to the Quran and other central Islamic books?

###047 5. Mos. 17/15a: "- - - be sure to appoint over you (Israelites*) the king the Lord your God (Yahweh*) chooses. He must be from among your own brothers". You can be 110% sure that Moses meant a fellow Jew and not a foreigner (and absolutely not an Arab - a pagan) - We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down).

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.

###048 5. Mos. 17/15b: "Do not place a foreigner over you (the Israelites*), one who is not a brother Israelite". Here Moses makes it very clear what he means with a "brother" - a fellow Israelite/Jew. (We clarify this because of claims regarding 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 further down. And: Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".).

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.

049 5. Mos. 18/2: "They (the Levites*) shall have no inheritance among their brothers - - -". See 5. Mos. 10/9 above.

#####050 5. Mos. 18/15: "The Lord your (Israelites'/Jews'*) God (Yahweh*) will raise up for you a prophet like me (Moses*) from among your own brothers - - -". There is no doubt from the context that Moses is telling the prophet will come from among the Jews - "from among your own brothers". To quote 5. Mos. 17/15: "He (the Jewish king*) must be from among your own brothers (= from among the Jews*). Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite". There does not exist one doubt about what and who Moses in his speech meant when he used the word "brother".

But Muslims have a problem: In the Quran (7/157) it is said that Muhammad was foretold in the Bible, both in OT and in NT, and then they HAVE to find him there - if not the Quran and Allah and Muhammad all are wrong, and that is not acceptable no matter whether it is true or not. This verse and 5. Mos. 18/18 is where it is needed least verbal gymnastics to be able to claim Muhammad is in the texts. Omit the clear fact that Moses through his entire speech was talking to and about the Israelites, and omit that each time he used the word "brother/brothers" in his speech, he was talking about fellow Israelites, omit the fact that Arabs and Arabia are mentioned many times in the Bible, but never as friends or relatives, not to mention brothers, omit the fact that Israelites are mentioned many times in the Quran, but never as friends or relatives and not to mention brothers, omit the fact that Muhammad was no real prophet (he was unable to make prophesies*) and thus could not be "a prophet like Moses (though also this you will never hear a Muslim admit - and for the same reason as above). Use the fact that Israelites and Arabs belong to related groups of people and claim the people thus are brothers, and - as normal without any documentation - that that was what Moses meant. The claim is pure wishful thinking and clearly wrong - - - but you will never meet a Muslim who will admit this, because then too much disappears from under their religion. More in the chapter about "Muhammad in the Bible" in http://www.1000mistakes.com .

It is highly likely Moses here foretold Jesus - he was "a prophet like Moses" and more, and he was "from among the brothers" (You will meet Muslims telling he could not have been talking about Jesus, because unlike Moses Jesus was not married, and a number of other differences. But Moses said "a prophet like me" not "a man like me" - the differences they point to, are irrelevant for being a prophet. What is relevant for that point is to be a prophet. And Jesus very clearly was a prophet (also according to the Quran)). What at least is very clear, is that Moses never in his long speech mentioned neither Arabs nor Arabia, but that he some 32 times in 5. Mos. uses the word "brother/brothers" about the Israelites/Jews and their internal relationship to each other.

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.

Also see the chapter about "Muhammad in the Bible?" in http://www.1000mistakes.com ."

We also include quotes from NT showing how the readers of this book in the Bible understood the texts:

Acts 3/22: "For Moses said, 'The Lord your (the Israelites'*) God (Yahweh*) will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people". This is what Moses really said according to 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18, but with slightly different words, and Muslims quote one of his words - "brother" - out of context + twists the context to make it look like Moses perhaps spoke about an Arab. Persons not knowing the cherry-picking and the real context, and the twisting, may even believe them - especially if wishful thinking makes them want to believe it.

Acts 7/37: "This is what Moses told the Israelites, 'God (Yahweh*) will send you a prophet like me from your own people". This is what Muhammad really said in 5. Mos. 18/15+18, but with slightly different words. Islam twists those words much, plus quotes far out of context, and claims without further proofs that he really was speaking about Muhammad. BUT THIS IS WHAT HE REALLY SAID.

#####051 5. Mos. 18/18: "- - - I (Yahweh*) will raise them (the Israelites*) a prophet like you (Moses*) from among their brothers - - -". Similar to 5. Mos. 18/15 just above. Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers".

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.

###052 5. Mos. 18/21: "'How can we (Israelites/people*)know when a message have not been spoken by the Lord (Yahweh*)?' If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord (Yahweh*) does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously". What is said indirectly, but very clear here, is that any prophet of Yahweh is able to make prophesies, and true prophesies - if not he is a false prophet. Muhammad claimed he was a prophet for Yahweh/Allah, as he claimed Yahweh just was another name for Allah, but admitted in the Quran that he was unable "to see the unseen" = unable to make prophesies (his favorite wife, Aishah said the same about him according to Hadiths). As being able to make true prophesies is the mark of a prophet according to this verse, this proves that Muhammad was no real prophet, or at least had no connection to Yahweh (Allah?). (Also a "seer" unable to "see" is no "seer" (a "seer" was the original Jewish title for a prophet (1. Sam. 9/9)).

Muslims and Islam never mention this verse - a verse proving at least 100% that he was no prophet for Yahweh. If he was a prophet for Allah, that claim (never proved like always for central claims from Muhammad) in case demands that Yahweh and Allah are two different gods. (But if the ability to make (reliable) prophesies is the mark of a prophet, Muhammad also could be no prophet for Allah even if Allah should happen to exist, as Muhammad then per definition was no prophet).

If Islam and its Muslims stand by the claim that Yahweh and Allah is the same god, then this verse for one thing tells Muhammad was a false prophet, and for another thing that he was speaking presumptuously. And a strong indication f.x. for that Jesus and Muhammad had little in common as prophets.

As mentioned: A verse never mentioned by Muslims. (For Muslims and Islam only the cherry-picked words which can back up Islam - if necessary by twisting or omission of other points they do not like - are true in the Bible. The rest is falsified, and especially so if it gives information contradicting Islam. This in spite of that both science and even stronger (as they have tried more strongly to prove falsification) Islam have proved that the Bible is not falsified - some mistakes, but no falsifications - by being unable to find one single proved falsified point in tens of thousands of relevant manuscripts or fragments older than 610 AD (one source says 12ooo copies from the Bible, included 300 from the Gospels, plus 32ooo other ones referring to or quoting verses from the Bible.)

Also see the chapter about "Muhammad in the Bible?" in http://www.1000mistakes.com ."

053 5. Mos. 19/2-14: Cities of Refuge. This kind of institution does not exist in the Quran - an indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. (If they had been the same god, rules would have been similar.)

054 5. Mos. 20/5-8: "The officers shall say to the army: 'Has anyone built a new house and not dedicated it? Let him go home, or he might die in battle and someone else may dedicate it. Has anyone planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy it? Let him go home, or he might die in battle and someone else enjoy it. Has anyone become pledged to a woman and not married her? Let him go home, or he might die in battle and someone else marry her. - - - Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home - - -'" There are not such rules in the Quran - another indication for that Yahweh and Allah is not the same god. (If they had been the same god, such rules would have been similar.)

055 5. Mos. 20/8: "Is any man (soldier*) afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers (the other soldiers*) will not become disheartened, too". We still are in the same speech made by Moses where you find 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18. Do you think Moses meant Arabs should not be frightened? The word "brother" is in this speech by used figuratively at least these places: 1/16 (2 times), 1/28, 2/4*, 2/8*, 3/18, 3/20, 10/9, 15/7 (2 times), 15/9, 15/11, 17/15 (2 times), 18/2, 18/15, 18/18, 19/18, 19/19, 22/1, 22/2, 22/3, 22/4, 23/20, 24/7, 24/14, 25/3, 33/16(?) = at least 27 times (there are a few more). Two of them - 2/4 and 2/8 - are about the Jews' relatives the Edomited (descendants of Esau, the brother of the Jewish patriarch Jacob). All the others are about fellw Jews. Not one is about outsiders, not to mention Arabs. The tendency is just the same in the rest of the Bible, even though Jesus and his followers included all Christians and potentially Christians in the "insiders". The word is used figuratively at least 98 times in OT and at least 227 times in NT - without exception about "insiders", and not one single time about Arabs. As bad: The word also is used more that 30 times in the Quran, and not one single time indicating close relationship, not to say brotherhood, between Jews and Arabs (except once between hypocrites/non-Muslims and Jews).

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".

056 5. Mos. 20/14: "As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else on the city (of the enemy*), you may take these as plunder for yourself. And you (the Jews*) may use the plunder that the Lord your God (Yahweh*) gives you from your enemies". The Quran in such cases demands 20% for Muhammad - and preferably you should use at least a good part of the rest for the benefit of the religion. One of the clear proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, these rules had been identical, or at least very similar.

057 5. Mos. 20/19: "When you (Jews*) lay siege to a city for a long time - - - do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them - - -". To cut down fruit trees, included palms, was reckoned to be an extremely bad deed in all that area - included in Arabia. Such trees were part of the very basis of life, and it took many years to grow new ones. Muhammad cut down such trees during the siege of the Jews in Khaybar (629 AD), and the Arabs reacted so strongly that Muhammad had to get verses from Allah to justify the misdeed and calm the Arabs down. This episode and f.x. the taking over the wife, Zaynab bint Jahsh, of his adopted son, Zaid, are among the deeds of Muhammad which even today give some Muslims a negative feeling - they were too strongly against normal morality. But Muhammad was not a man living according to "do against others like you want others do against you".

058 5. Mos. 21/11-13: "- - - if you (Jews*) see a beautiful woman (among captives of war*),you may take her as your wife. Bring her into your home - - -(and) After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife." The rules here are totally different in the Quran - Muhammad f.x. neither brought them to his home, nor married, nor waited before he raped Rayhana bint Amr and later Safiyya bint Huayay. A clear indication for that Yahweh and Allah were not the same god - if they had been, these rules had been identical, or at least very similar.

059 5. Mos. 21/11-14: "- - - if you (Jews*) see a beautiful woman (among captives of war*), you may take her as your wife. Bring her into your home - - -(and) After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her." There is no rule like in verse 14 anywhere in the Quran. Another strong indication for that Yahweh and Allah are the same god - their rules are too different.

060 5. Mos. 22/25: "But if out in the country (where it is no use screaming for help*) a man meets her (a Jewish girl/woman pledged to get married*) and rapes her, only the man shall die. Do nothing to the girl, she has committed no sin deserving death". According to the Quran the girl is to be strongly punished for indecency unless she can bring strong proofs it normally will be impossible to produce (one of the Quran's really unjust laws). If the girl/woman was not pledged to get married, the punishment of the man (perhaps - depending on the girl/woman) is somewhat more lenient, but the principle is the same.

061 5. Mos. 23/20a: "You (Jews*) may charge a foreigner interest - - -". In the Quran it is prohibited to take interest (which results in different ways to circumnavigate the prohibition). One more indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

062 5. Mos. 23/20b: "You (Jews*) may charge a foreigner interest, but not a brother Israelite - - -". There is little doubt here - and other places - who is the brother of a Jew: Another Jew. We still are in the same speech made by Moses where you find 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18. The word "brother" is in this speech by used figuratively at least these places: 1/16 (2 times), 1/28, 2/4*, 2/8*, 3/18, 3/20, 10/9, 15/7 (2 times), 15/9, 15/11, 17/15 (2 times), 18/2, 18/15, 18/18, 19/18, 19/19, 22/1, 22/2, 22/3, 22/4, 23/20, 24/7, 24/14, 25/3, 33/16(?) = at least 27 times (there are a few more). Two of them - 2/4 and 2/8 - are about the Jews' relatives the Edomites (descendants of Esau, the brother of the Jewish patriarch Jacob). All the others are about fellow Jews. Not one is about outsiders, not to mention Arabs. The tendency is just the same in the rest of the Bible, even though Jesus and his followers included all Christians and potentially Christians in the "insiders". The word is used figuratively at least 98 times in OT and at least 227 times in NT - without exception about "insiders", and not one single time about Arabs. As bad: The word also is used more than 30 times in the Quran, and not one single time indicating close relationship, not to say brotherhood, between Jews and Arabs.

But Islam MUST find Muhammad in the Bible, because the Quran says he is clearly mentioned there. And then the main thing is to find him there, not what is true or what is not true.

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.

063 5. Mos. 23/21: "- - - 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.

#####064 5. Mos. 24/1-4: "If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him - - - and he writes her a certificate of divorce, and - - - she - - - becomes the wife of another man, and the second husband dislikes her and write her a certificate of divorce - - - or he dies, then the first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled (has had sex with the other man*)". This is one of the really strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, because in the Quran, a fulfilled (= included sex) next marriage is the very condition for that the first man and the woman shall be permitted to marry again. The rule from Yahweh and the one from Allah are exactly the opposite ones (which they definitely had not been on a point like this if Yahweh and Allah had been the same god).

065 5. Mos. 24/4+15+16: "- - - 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.

066 5. Mos. 24/7: "- - - his (an Israelite*) brother Israelites - - -". See 5. Mos. 23/20b below.

067 5. Mos. 24/17: "Do not deprive the alien - - - of justice - - -". In the Quran a non-Muslim cannot even witness against a Muslim, not even if the Muslim has wronged him.

068 5. Mos. 27/5: "Build an altar to the Lord your (the Jew's*) God (Yahweh*), an altar of stones". Still - some 600 years after Abraham - the Bible only talks about altars when it talks about what any Israelite/Jew was building. Not one word about building big temples/mosques like f.x. the Kabah. Not one word.

069 5. Mos. 27/19: "Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien - - -". Compare this to Muslim aggression (to suppress a people is not to give them justice), to f.x. slave hunting and not least to rules like aliens/non-Muslims are inferior beings in Muslim societies, and aliens/non-Muslims cannot witness against Muslims.

#070 5. Mos. 28/15: "However, if you do not obey the Lord your God (Yahweh*) and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I (Yahweh via Moses*) am giving today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you". Muslims follow guidelines often totally different and not seldom even contradicting Yahweh's. What then does this verse mean in that connection?

071 5. Mos. 29/1: "These are the terms of the covenant the Lord (Yahweh*) commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab - - -". Once more the covenant - according to the Bible - between Yahweh and the Jews/Israelites was renewed. There are two striking facts concerning the covenance with the god: According to the Bible the covenance between the god and the Israelites/Jews were renewed time and again, it some places is stressed that it is a covenance which was forever and irrevocable, and not less essential here: There nowhere in the Bible is indicated that it was ever terminated means it is valid even today - in contradiction to Muslims' claims that it was terminated (but no Muslim has ever been able to tell us where and when). The other striking point is that the Quran never tells where and when a covenant with Allah was made, or the exact contents of such a covenant, and also nothing about up-keeping/renewing of such a covenance - Muhammad just started to tell that a covenance existed (and like normal for him without any kind of documentation or witnesses).

#072 5. Mos. 30/16: "For I (Yahweh*) command you (the Jews*) today to love the Lord your God (Yahweh*), to walk his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws - - -". If this is the correct thing to do, where does it leave the Muslims? - they live according to very different commands, decrees, and laws, not to mention that they revere another and very different god. If there is a Day of Doom run by Yahweh, will he f.x. weight lay the fact that many a Muslim honestly, if ever so wrongly, believes that Yahweh and Allah is the same god, and thus that it is Yahweh's rules, etc. they live by?

073 5. Mos. 31/9: "So Moses wrote down the law and gave it to the priests - - -". The Quran tells Moses got a book with the laws from Yahweh (well, they say from Allah) f.x. in verse 17/2. As you see here (and a few other places), according to the Bible that is wrong (he got the laws verbally and later wrote them down himself - he only got the 10 Commandments in writing, according to the Bible).

074 5. Mos. 31/24: "When Moses finished writing in a book the words of the law from beginning to end - - -". See 5. Mos. 30/9 just above.

075 5. Mos. 32/18: "You deserted the Rock (Yahweh*), who fathered you; you forgot the God (Yahweh*) who gave you birth". If there is a Day of Doom run by Yahweh, like the Bible tells, where will verses like this leave the Muslims? - they believe in an entirely different god, even though many wrongly believe it is the same one.

076 5. Mos. 32/50: "There on the mountain you (Moses*) have climbed you will die - - -". You may meet Muslims telling you that Yahweh was a bad god and killed Moses. But according to the Bible Moses now was 120 years old - it is much more correct to say that Yahweh had kept Moses alive for a long time, if his age was true.

##077 5. Mos. 33/1-2: "This is the blessing that Moses the man of God (Yahweh*) pronounced on the Israelites before his death. He said: 'The Lord (Yahweh*) came from Sinai and dawned over them (the Israelites/Jews*) from Seir (a mountainous area to the southwest of the Dead Sea - likely identical to es-Sarah today - which belonged to the Edomites*); he (Yahweh*) shone forth from Mount Paran (a mountain to the southeast of Kades in Sinai, ironically today named Faran - ironical as Muslims name a desert area named Faran near Mecca Paran, to "prove" Ishmael lived in Arabia and Mecca). He (Yahweh*) came with myriads of holy ones (beware that the expression "holy" and "holy ones" in OT are used in at least 3 meanings, and the meaning relevant here is "belonging to Yahweh", here meaning the followers of Yahweh = the Jews. There is a parallel to this in NT, where the early use of the word "saints" simply meant the ones believing in Yahweh/God and in Jesus' teaching), from the south (Moses was holding his speech near the Jordan, after the Jews had came up from Sinai in the south) - - -". This is what the Bible says here.

Muslims claim that "the Lord" from Sinai means Muhammad (it is not documented that Muhammad ever visited the Sinai Peninsula), and that the "myriads of holy ones" are Muhammad's warriors, some 2ooo years later (this even though it is very clear what Moses meant, and even though Moses spoke in the past tense and not about the future, and they claim this is a proof for that the Quran is right when it claims Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible.

For Muslims it all too often is not to find the truth which is the main thing, but to "prove" - right or wrong - that the Quran is the truth. Muslims also ever so often have problems with knowing the differences between f.x. a possible explanation or even weaker, and a proof - if something is possible to claim with or without twisting of words or meanings, it all too easily is claimed to "prove" what the Muslim wants to prove.

You have to twist the facts, drop the rules for logical conclusions, and rely on wishful thinking to find Muhammad and his according to the Bible's laws, commands, and moral codes, pretty unholy warriors here. This even more so as the next verses - which Muslims/Islam ("the religion of Truth(!)) never quote - make it even more clear that Moses was speaking about Yahweh and about the Jews.

078 5. Mos. 34/5: "And Moses the servant of the Lord (Yahweh*) died there in Moab - - -". You may meet Muslims saying that Yahweh was a bad god (forgetting that Muslims claim Yahweh and Allah is the same god) who killed Moses. But if it is correct that Moses was 120 years old when he died, the correct thing was not that Yahweh killed him, but that Yahweh had kept him alive for a long time.

079 5. Mos. 34/10: "Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord (Yahweh*) knew face to face - - -". This was written some centuries before Jesus. Muhammad never knew Allah face to face (well, some Muslims will claim it happened during his famous night ride, but f.x. Aishah makes it ever so clear in Hadiths that that ride just was a dream, by stating that he did not at all leave her bed that night - and perhaps it was not even a dream, but a made up story, as none of the details are mentioned in the Quran (there exists another, likely explanation for the few words in the Quran about that trip, from Muslim scholars, but it is hardly ever mentioned by Muslims - see the introduction to surah 17 below)). Jesus according to the Bible was the next who knew Yahweh face to face - so who could Moses mean in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 when he talked about a future prophet like himself?

080 5. Mos. 34/12: "For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel". Comments similar to 5. Mos. 34/10 just above - f.x. Muhammad personally showed no (supernatural) mighty power or awesome deeds, whereas Jesus did both, according to both the Quran and even more so according to the Bible.

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