The Story of Creation in The Bible and The Quran: A Comparative Study


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Görmez A., Edis Z.

5th International Social Research and Behavioral Sciences Symposium (SADAB 2019), Tbilisi, Georgia, 11 - 12 October 2019, vol.1, no.1, pp.131-136

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Tbilisi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-136
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Many of the narratives told in the Quran are the same ones you can find in the Bible, such as the creation of the world, Adam, Cain, and Abel - the sons of Adam, Noah, the tower of Babel, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Saul, David and Solomon, and some other prophets. Often their stories are similar in general but more often than not, their stories might be given in a quite different way. While there are more stories in the Bible, the Quran gives details not touched upon in the Bible. Having read these narratives from both holy books, one can find minor, unimportant differences that are tolerable. But as for those opposite or totally different ones, the reader is naturally perplexed about what to believe. At this point, the faith of the reader is at work. Christian readers tend to take those in the Bible as the original ones whereas Muslim readers believe that the revelations that came to the Jews and the Christians are original God’s words but over time they have been distorted. Even if this is the case, these stories find curious readers of different ages from both religions as well as from other belief systems. This paper seeks to compare and contrast the issue of genesis in both holy books.