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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

185 - Adam 10 - Adam in the garden and the interdiction to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil


Texts -- BIBLE: Genesis 2:15-17 ---- CHANGED in KORAN: Suras al-Baqara 2,35 -- al-A'raf 7:19 -- Ta Ha 20:120

Contrast 1 -- BIBLE: There was work to do for Adam in the Garden of Eden. -- KORAN: There was NO work for Adam to do in the Jannah garden.

Contrast 2 and Meaning -- BIBLE: Only Adam is placed in the garden and his wife is created there after him. -- KORAN: From the beginning Adam is in the garden together with his mate (i.e. wife), which shows that the Koran has a different chronology of events than the Bible.

Contrast 3 -- BIBLE: Adam is allowed to eat of all the trees of the garden except from one tree. -- KORAN: Adam and his mate (i.e. wife) are allowed to eat from wherever they want in the garden and not to draw near an unnamed tree.

Contrast 4 and Meaning -- BIBLE: The tree of knowledge of good and evil, of which Adam later ate, reveals that Adam was not satisfied with God alone, who is good, but wanted intimate relations to evil also. -- KORAN: By omitting the name of the forbidden tree, the Koran fails to reveal the nature of the sin of Adam.

Contrast 5 and Meaning -- BIBLE: Adam is warned that if he ate of the forbidden tree, then he would die. This reveals that sin brings death through separation from God, who alone is the source of life. -- KORAN: This explanation of God about the consequence of eating the forbidden tree is OMITTED in the Koran. Therefore, sin does NOT bring death, because the Koran teaches that Allah alone brings death. This has deep consequences for the teachings on sin and salvation in the Koran, which are opposed to the teachings of the Bible on sin and salvation.

Contrast 6 and Meaning -- BIBLE: Sin is a grave matter, for it brings death. -- KORAN: Most sins are NO grave matter and they do NOT unfailingly result in death.


For more details read the following investigation in UNIT 09:

09.1 - CHANGE EXAMPLE 1: Adam in the Garden and the interdiction to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil
151 -- CHANGE EXAMPLE 1: Introduction to the ANALYSIS and EXPLANATION of these correlated texts from Bible and Koran
09.1.1 - Element 1: God put Adam in the Garden of Eden
09.1.2 - Element 2: The purpose of Adam in the Garden of Eden
09.1.3 - Element 3: God spoke to Adam
09.1.4 - Element 4: Permission to eat of every tree in the garden
09.1.5 - Element 5: Interdiction to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil
09.1.6 - Element 6: Consequences of breaking this interdiction

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