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BIK01 - Biblical Investigations of the Koran
A Ministry Course on Biblical Content in the Koran
STAGE 1 - INTRODUCTION
UNIT 02 - INNER LIMITS: Comparing the Bible and the Koran as BOOKS

037 - SIMILARITY 3: Men of God


Both the Bible and the Koran speak of important men of God, which they seem to have in common. Here are some examples (in brackets we mention the Arabic names as they appear in the Koran):

Adam (Adam),
Noah (Nuh),
Abraham (Ibrahim)
Ishmael (Isam'il),
Isaac (Ishaq),
Jacob (Ya'qub),
Josef (Yusuf),
Moses (Musa),
Aaron (Harun),
David (Dawud),
Solomon (Sulaiman),
John the Baptist (Yahya) and
Christ (al-Masih).

Of course, the Bible speaks of many more Men of God, which the Koran has omitted. Examples are:

the righteous Enoch;
the individual names of the twelve sons of Jacob, like Judah or Levi;
the successor of Moses Joshua;
the judges Gideon and Samuel;
the kings Hezekiah and Josiah;
the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Micah and Zechariah;
the evangelists Mark and Luke;
the deacon Philipp; as well as
the apostles Peter, John and Paul.

But the fact that important men of God from the Bible have been taken up in the Koran is a similarity between these two books.

Of course, it will be a special focus of our biblical investigations of the Koran to see to what extent the Koran has changed the biblical accounts about the lives and words of the shared men of God of the Bible and the Koran.

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