Bible vs Quran
The Bible is a collection of sacred scripture of both Judaism and Christianity, the oldest surviving book is to be from the fourth century. Whereas Muslims believe that the Quran was revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel from 610 to 632 CE. There are a good number of differences between the Bible and the Quran.
The Bible says that Jesus is the god in flesh whereas the Quran says that Jesus is not God. Jesus was crucified according to the Bible, but according to the Quran Jesus was not crucified.
The Bible says that Jesus rose from death, whereas the Quran says that Jesus did not rise from death. Jesus was son of God according to the Bible whereas Jesus was not the son of God according to the Quran.
The Bible guarantees salvation by grace, whereas the Quran says that salvation is possible by sincerity to work. The Devil is a fallen angel according to the Bible, whereas the Devil is not a fallen angel, but fallen Jinn according to the Quran. Man, according to the Bible is a fallen sinner, whereas the Quran says that man is not a sinner but he is basically good.
The Bible would say that the disciples were Christians, whereas the Quran would say that the disciples would declare themselves as Muslims. Numerous miracles were recorded according to the Bible, whereas the Quran says that miracles were not recorded. It would in fact say that the Quran itself is a miracle.
The Bible makes innumerable prophecies, whereas the Quran does not make prophecies. The Bible recommends worship on Subbath, then again on Sunday, whereas the Quran recommends worship on Friday. The Holy Spirit will bear the witness of Jesus according to the Bible, whereas the Holy Spirit is the angel Gabriel according to the Quran.
It is quite interesting to note that the Bible was compiled over a period of 13 centuries, whereas the Quran was revealed over a period of just 23 years. Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation in the Cave of Hira. Thereafter, he received rest of the revelations over a period of twenty-three years.
The Bible is arranged chronologically whereas the Quran is not arranged chronologically. The Bible is considered to have many authors whereas the Quran is considered to have only one author.
One of the main differences between the Bible and the Quran is that the Bible as a whole is not mentioned even once in the Bible. The Quran on the other hand is mentioned as a whole often in the Quran. The word Quran appears about 70 times in the Quran itself. Quran is considered as the only self-referential religious text.
It is quite important to note that there are seven versions of the Bible whereas the Quran has only one version. The Bible is believed to have been constructed from the lost originals whereas the Quran is believed to be preserved in its original form. Present day Quran is accepted by historians as the original version compiled by Abu Bakr shortly after Muhammad’s death. The oldest complete manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible date from the Middle Ages.
Presently, Quran has been presented in 112 languages where as the New Testament has been translated in to 1,185 languages and Bible (Protestant Canon) in 451 languages.