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Monday, July 23, 2007

 
Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 3, "The Family of Imran," verses 1-32

On to the third book of the Koran. Robert Spencer has the installment here.

One of the cited commentaries caught my eye:

The 20th century Indian Muslim scholar Allama Shabbir Ahmed Usmani sees this as proof that Jesus cannot be divine, for while "God is powerful to venge [sic] and punish whenever He deems fit," Jesus "cannot be a sovereign like God because he could not overcome the miscreants who were chasing him to kill."

Usmani misses the point; Christians argue that Jesus would not evade his pursuers, not that he was incapable of doing so. The Bible says that Jesus ultimately defeated the miscreants anyway, by physically rising from the dead.

There's more. Read the whole thing.

Click the "Koran" label to see all my posts on this series.

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