Who wrote the Bible?

Let me conclude this “authorship” search with the verdict of those 32 scholars, backed by their 50 co-operating denominations. God had been eliminated from this authorship race long ago. In the RSV by “Collins,” invaluable notes on “The Books of the Bible” are to be found at the back...

The origin of the New Testament

There is a prevalent myth among both Christians and Muslims that the early Christian church was monolithic. This myth is far from the historical truth. In fact, each church, e.g., at Alexandria, Antioch, Damascus, Jerusalem, Rome, Lyons, etc. was fairly independent from every other church. Each and every church...

Is the bible God’s word?

Presumptuous Christians Whether Catholic, Protestant or a “Cultist,” of the thousand and one sects and denominations-of-Christianity, never will you find a missionary who will not, prima facie, presuppose that his potential convert accepts his “Holy Bible” as the book of final authority on every religious opinion? The only answer...

What the Bible says about Muhammad?

What the Bible says about Prophet Muhammad – will no doubt come as a surprise to many of you because the writer is a Muslim. A dominee (priest, parson and predikant) Van Heerden agreed to meet me at his home on the Saturday afternoon that I was to leave...

The Bible, the Quran and modern science

On 9 November 1976 an unusual lecture was given at the French Academy of Medicine. Its title was ‘Physiological and Embryological data in the Quran. I presented my study on the existence in the Quran of certain statements concerning physiology and reproduction. My reason for doing this was that...

Allah in the bible

The suffix “IM” of the word “ELOHIM” is a plural of respect in Hebrew. (Remember that in Arabic and Hebrew there are two types of plurals. One of numbers and the other of honour as in Royal proclamations. Since the plural of honour is uncommon in the language of...

Prophet Muhammad copied the Quran from the Bible

In addressing this misconception, it is interesting to note that no other religious scripture claims to be totally the direct word of God as clearly and as often as the Quran: Do they not consider the Quran (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely...

There are some similarities between the Koran and the Bible

But this is not sufficient grounds to accuse Muhammad of compiling or copying from the Bible. The similarities between the two do not indicate that later prophets plagiarized from previous ones, but merely point to a common source, who is the one true God, and to the continuation of...