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BIK01 - Biblical Investigations of the Koran
A Ministry Course on Biblical Content in the Koran
STAGE 2 - Biblical PASSAGES and Biblical PERSONALITIES in the Koran
UNIT 10 - CONCLUDE - Bring together all findings in a panorama on how biblical content about Adam was modified in the Koran
10.2 - Adam in Genesis 2

184 - Adam 09 - The LORD God planted a garden in Eden as a place for Adam to live in

Texts -- BIBLE: Genesis 2:8-14 ---- OMITTED in KORAN: Nowhere do we find in the Koran the geographical location of the garden in Eden, nor that Allah should have planted this garden. Only at the end of times pious Muslims, who escape Hell, are promised a Paradise described as a Garden of Eden (jannat 'adan), which appears 11x times in the Koran: Suras al-Tawba 9:72, al-Ra'd 13:23, al-Nahl 16:31, al-Kahf 18:31, Maryam 19:61, Ta Ha 20:76, Fatir 35:33, Sad 38:50, Ghafir 40:8, al-Saff 61:12, al-Bayyina 98,8. However, none of these verses in the Koran are connected with the koranic account about Adam. A Garden (jannat) is mentioned in the Koran six times in connection with Adam: Suras al-Baqara 2:35, al-A'raf 7:19+22+27, al-Hijr 15:37, Ta Ha 20:121.

Contrasts -- See OMISSION EXAMPLE 2 in UNIT 07 above. (with links at the end of this page) >> Summary >> BIBLE: God planting a garden in Eden is a sign that he comes into the world as Immanuel. -- KORAN: Allah is NEVER Immanuel, therefore he does not plant a garden. /// BIBLE: Information about the location of the garden and of the rivers coming out from it is typical of the Bible, which includes a wealth of geographical details. -- KORAN: Nearly all geographical details of the Bible were omitted in the Koran, so also in this passage.

For more details read the following investigation in UNIT 07:

07.2 - OMISSION EXAMPLE 2: The LORD God planted a garden in Eden as a place for Adam to live in (Genesis 2:8-14 omitted in the Koran)

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