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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
10.3 - Adam in Genesis 3

194 - Adam 18 - Adam named his wife Eve and the LORD God made garments of skin for them to cover their nakedness


Texts -- BIBLE: Genesis 3:20-21 ---- CHANGED in KORAN: Sura al-A'raf 7:26

Contrast 1 -- BIBLE: Adam called his woman Eve for she became the mother of all living ones. -- KORAN: Here the mate of Adam is NOT given a name and also there is NO reference to the fact that she became the mother of all living ones. >> Meaning >> BIBLE: Women are taken seriously in the Bible, because they too were created in the image of God. Their names play an important role in the Bible. Also, the name of Adam's woman is connected to God's first commandment to them, “be fruitful and multiply” (1:28). By becoming the mother of all living humans, she obeyed God with her husband and became a true mother. -- KORAN: In the Koran NO woman is called by name (with the exception of the mother of 'Isa, Maryam), because they are inferior to men. Also, NO reference is made to Adam's mate becoming a mother, because according to the Koran NO child can be produced by its parents on their own. Each child is a direct creation of Allah, creating it in the womb of its mother. So, the mother is not truly a mother, but only a vehicle for the creation acts of Allah.

Contrast 2 -- BIBLE: Yahweh made clothes from skin for them and clothed them with this. NO feathers are mentioned for Adam and his woman. -- KORAN: Allah sent down clothes in order to hide their shame and feathers. >> Meaning >> BIBLE: This is part of Yahweh being Immanuel. He came to Adam and his wife, killed animals to get their skin and clothed Adam and his wife. Yahweh was right there with them. The fact that animals had to die for Adam and his woman to be clothed is a prefiguration of how God later will allow substitutes to carry the guilt of descendants of Adam and Eve. -- KORAN: Allah is NOT Immanuel in the Koran. Therefore, he did NOT come to them to clothe Adam and his mate. For he only sent down clothes (from heaven?) to cover their private parts. Instead of using skin, which presupposes the killing of an animal, only feathers are mentioned, which can be extracted from animals without killing them. Therefore, the Koran has NO prefiguration of substitutional death for the sin of humans.

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