Bible versus Quran: 1000+ Differences & Contradictions

 

The Bible: Its Divergences from the Quran and Islam

Samuel (1-2)

 


1. Samuel

Unknown writer - likely more than one. Likely written during the reign of King David (ca. 1012 - 972 BC (but remember that years may be a little uncertain this early)).

001 1. Sam. 2/17: "- - - 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.

#002 1. Sam. 3/4a: "Then the Lord (Yahweh*) called - - -". All places in 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.

003 1. Sam. 3/4b: "Then the Lord (Yahweh*) called Samuel. Samuel answered, 'Here I am'". Samuel was one of the prophets Yahweh spoke directly to, according to this (and some others) verse in the Bible. As a contradiction: Allah never spoke directly to Muhammad (some Muslims will claim he did so during Muhammad's "night trip to Heaven", but f.x. Aishah in the Hadiths makes it very clear that that just was a dream ("he never left my bed that night")) - if it is not a made up story - see the prologue to Surah 17 below.

004 1. Sam. 3/6: "Again the Lord (Yahweh*) called, 'Samuel!'" See 1. Sam. 3/4 just above.

005 1. Sam. 3/8: "The Lord (Yahweh*) called Samuel a third time - - -". See 1. Sam. 3/4 above.

006 1. Sam. 3/10: "The Lord (Yahweh*) came and stood there calling as the other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" See 1. Sam. 3/4 above.

007 1. Sam. 3/11: "And the Lord (Yahweh*) said to Samuel - - -". See 1. Sam. 3/4 above.

#008 1. Sam. 3/19-20: "The Lord (Yahweh*) was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan (north*) to Beersheba (south*) recognized that Samuel was attested as prophet of the Lord (Yahweh*)". The Quran several places claims that all prophets were ridiculed (to document that when Muhammad was ridiculed, this was normal to meet for prophets, and thus that Muhammad was a normal prophet). These verses show that the claim is wrong, as it is never indicated Samuel ever was anything but respected. We also add that there are other prophets where the Bible at least does not mention they were ridiculed.

009 1. Sam. 8/5: "They (the Jews*) said to him (Samuel*), '- - - appoint a king to lead us, for such all the other nations have'". A similar story is told in the Quran (but without mentioning the name of Samuel - the Quran is rather vague often, and not good literature in that way, too,), but the Quran claims the Jews wanted a king to lead them fighting for Allah (Yahweh never needed humans to fight for him - when the Israelites/Jews fought, it was to establish or defend the country - or sometimes between themselves - never for the religion or the god. (One of the proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god).

010 1. Sam. 8/19-20: "We (the Jews*) want a king over us. Then we will be like the other nations, with a king to lead us and go out before us and fight our battles". This one is closer than 1. Sam. 8/5 to the text in the Quran, but the main point still remains: The Jews fought wars (except one or two civil wars) for worldly reasons - the Quran indicates they did so for religious reasons (for "the sake of Allah").

#011 1. Sam. 9/9: "(Formerly in Israel, if a man went to inquire of God (Yahweh*), he would say, "Come, let us go to the seer, because the prophets of today (this was said about around 1000 or a little more BC (and before), and written down perhaps around 800 BC*) used to be called a seer (because he often could "see the unseen*)". It here is interesting that both Muhammad - even in the Quran - and Aisha (in the Hadiths) clearly stated that Muhammad was unable to see the unseen (= what was hidden or what was to happen in the future). Muhammad simply was no real prophet, as a "seer" unable to "see" is no "seer".

012 1. Sam. 9/11: "- - - the seer - - -". See 1. Sam. 9/9 just above.

013 1. Sam. 9/18: "- - - the seer’s house - - -". See 1. Sam. 9/9 above.

014 1. Sam. 9/19: "'I am the seer', Samuel replied". See 1. Sam. 9/9 above.

015 1. Sam. 10/6: "The Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the names of the Holy Spirit - just like Allah and like Muhammad, it had several names. Worth remembering when Muslims claim that the Gospels cannot mean that Jesus before his going to heaven promised his disciples to send the Holy Spirit as a helper to them, because he used the name "the Spirit of Truth" (yet another name for the Holy Spirit), and not the name "the Holy Spirit" - he must have meant Muhammad they claim (quite an irony to claim a man like Muhammad with his points of view concerning honesty could be "the Spirit of Truth" - and as ironic to claim he could be their helper, in spite of the fact that he lived some 500 years after the last of the disciples were dead).

As for the claim that Jesus meant Muhammad and not the Holy spirit we also may point to Jesus' order to his disciples in Luke 24/49: "I (Jesus*) am going to send you what my Father (Yahweh*) has promised (the Holy Spirit - the counselor*) stay in the city (Jerusalem*) until you have been clothed with the power (the Holy Spirit*) from the high". To wait for 500 years for Muhammad, had been a long wait in Jerusalem for them - and Muhammad also could not "clouth" them in divine power.

016 1. Sam. 10/10: "- - - the Spirit of God (Yahweh*) - - -". Another name for the Holy Spirit. See 1. Sam. 10/6 above.

017 1. Sam. 10/24: "Samuel said to all the people (the Jews*), 'Do you see the man (Saul*) the Lord (Yahweh*) has chosen (for your king*)? There is no one like him among all the people'. Then the people shouted, 'Long live the king!'" This in contradiction to the Quran which claims the Jews were reluctant to accept Saul as their king, because he was not from a good enough family.

018 1. Sam. 11/6: "- - - the Spirit of God (Yahweh*) - - -". Similar to 1. Sam. 10/6 and 10/10 above.

019 1. Sam. 14/38+15/25: "- - - 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.

020 1. Sam. 16/14: "The Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh*) - - -". Similar to 1. Sam. 10/6 above.

021 1. Sam. 19/23: "- - - the Spirit of God (Yahweh*) - - -". Similar to 1. Sam. 10/6 and 10/10 above.

Subtotal: 21 + 409 = 430 remarks.


 

2. Samuel

Unknown writer - likely more than one. Likely written during the reign of King David (ca. 1012 - 972 BC (beware that the numbers/years may vary a little from one source to another - f.x. 1003 to 970 BC)).

#001 2. Sam. 2/1: "THE LORD (Yahweh*) said - - -". All places in 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.

002 2. Sam. 2/1: "The Lord (Yahweh*) said, 'Go up'. David asked, 'Where shall I go?' 'To Hebron', the Lord (Yahweh*) answered". Also David was one of those the god spoke directly to. But the god never spoke directly to Muhammad - he mainly got his messages(?) "by inspiration", by dreams or by someone or something calling itself the angel Gabriel (+ a couple of times from the Holy Spirit according to Muhammad). Some Muslims will claim Allah spoke to Muhammad during Muhammad's night trip to the heavens, but Aishah strongly declared (in the Hadiths) that Muhammad never left her bed that night - the night journey to Heaven simply was a dream (if it is not a made up story - see the prologue to Surah 17 below).

003 2. Sam. 12/2-7: This is the likely story behind the Quran's story of the two disputants. It is twisted and pointless in the Quran, because the background is not there. Also the - according to the Bible not 100% correct - claim that Allah forgave David, is hanging in the air in the Quran, because there is told nothing about things David needed forgiving for (in spite of Islam's claims, the Quran is not high quality literature).

004 2. Sam. 12/13: "- - - sinned - - - 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.

005 2. Sam. 15/27: "- - - a seer - - -". See 1. Sam. 9/9 above.

006 2. Sam. 22/24: "- - - sin - - -". See 2. Sam. 12/13 above.

007 2. Sam. 22/50: "Therefore I (David?) will praise you (Yahweh*), O Lord, among the nations - - -". Yahweh was not only for the Jews.

008 2. Sam. 23/2: "The Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the several names for the Holy Spirit. The fact that the Holy Spirit was/is known by several names (just like Allah and like Muhammad - and for that case Yahweh), is worth remembering when Islam/Muslims wrongly claim(s) that when John in John 15/26 speaks about the Spirit of truth, he must mean Muhammad, because it is another name than "the Holy Spirit", and thus John must mean Muhammad (who was some "spirit of truth"!!), and not the Holy Spirit. (Besides it is quite an irony to claim that a man believing in and practicing dishonesty in words and deeds, was "the Spirit of truth!)

009 2. Sam. 24/11: "- - - David's seer - - -". See 1. Sam. 9/9 above.

010 2. Sam. 24/25: ""David built an altar to the Lord (Yahweh*) - - -". The Bible keeps telling what was built for the religion - but never a word about anything built in Arabia, not to mention in the Mecca valley. For Yahweh Mecca had absolutely no significance - it or its neighborhood, not to mention the Kabah, is never mentioned in the Bible. For Allah Mecca was the most central place on the Earth, for Yahweh it had no significance at all. One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah is not the same god.

As for the probability for that Abraham built the Kabah (claims about that Adam and later Noah built earlier versions, we do not bother to comment on); take a look on what the Bible mentions of "buildings" up to long after the Jews had finished being just primitive nomads (and f.x. Solomon built his temple). F.x.: 1. Mos. 12/7 - 12/8 - 13/18 - 23/19a - 26/25 - 33/20, 2. Mos. 25/29 - 32/5, Jos. 8/30 - 22/10, Jud. 6/24, 2. Sam. 24/25. Not one single permanent house is mentioned at all. A big stone temple/mosque had been such an outstanding deed, and of such an outstanding religious value that there is no chance that it had been omitted in the texts if it had been true.

Subtotal: 10 + 430 = 440 remarks.

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This work was uploaded with assistance from M. A. Khan, the author of Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery, and the editor of islam-watch.org website.