Other Bible Commentary sites: [1], [2], [3]

A Bible Commentary for Muslims

Muslims ask [or attack the Bible with] questions which are sometimes not answered in usual Bible commentaries. For this reason, I want to provide here a data base of Biblical exegesis answering those Muslim questions or claims about several Bible pasages.

Contributions by Christians (as well as questions by Muslims) are most welcome. Please let me know if you have done some Bible exposition in response to a Muslim's questions, that you feel are suitable to be included here.

Genesis 1:6 - Is the raqiya' (‘firmament’) a solid dome?
Gen. 3:14 Snakes eating dust?
Genesis 5 The old age of the Patriarchs
Genesis 12:10-20; 20:1-8; 26:1-11 The Patriarchs' Lies
Genesis 16:3 Was Hagar Abraham's wife?
Genesis 17 God's covenant with Abraham - continued in Ishmael or Isaac?
Genesis 19:28-38 Lot and his daughters, incest, and a Muslim answer
Genesis 21:14 Hagar and Ishmael (*)
Genesis 22:2 "Isaac, your only son"?
Genesis 37:25-36 Midianites and Ishmaelites
Genesis 49:10 Shiloh is Mohammad?, more about Shiloh

Elohim or Yahweh?
Exodus 3:22 Plundering the Egyptians?
Exodus 7:1 Is Moses God?
Ex. 21:6 Piercing the ear of servants
Exodus 24:7 What is "The Book of the Covenant?"

Lev. 11:6 Rabbits chewing cud?
Lev. 11:21 Four-legged insects?
Lev. 12:1-5 Purification after birth of boy or girl

Num. 12:3 The (Self-)Assessment of Prophets: Humility or Arrogance?

Deuteronomy 18:18 Do Not Be Afraid Of Him! / The Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18 / The Prophet to come / A Prophet Like Unto Moses / Who is the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18? / A Prophet Like Moses - who would rise out of Israel (further articles)
Deuteronomy 18:20 The false prophet shall die
Deuteronomy 20:16-18 / Why does God order the killing of the Canaanites? / Yahweh Wars and the Canaanites / The Ethics of Holy War
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 Does the Old Testament condone rape?
Deuteronomy 33:2 The claim that Muhammad is prophesied in Deuteronomy 33:2 / With ten thousand saints?
Deut. 34 Moses' obituary in the Torah?

Joshua 6: The Fall of Jericho - archeology articles: [1], [2]
Joshua 10:12-13 The Sun standing still
Joshua 11: Hazor [1]

2 Sam. 24:1 God or Satan?

Judges 11:29-40 Jephtah's daughter

Job 9:7 Sunrise and flat earth?
Job 15:14 Everyone "born from a women" is a sinner

Psalm 1 A Psalm about Muhammad?
Psalm 2:7 "You are my Son, today I have begotten you."
Psalm 84:5-6 The Valley of Baca
Psalm 110:1 A look at Its Implications on God as a Multi-Personal Being and upon the Deity of Christ
Psalm 137:9 Dashing children against the rock

Song of Songs 5:16

Isaiah 7:14 The Messianic Prophecy about the Virgin Birth (Others: [1], [2], [Biblia Sacra article on 'almah])
Is. 7:20 Shaving the Assyrians
Isaiah 9:6 Is the Messiah divine?
Isaiah 21:13-17 Muhammad's flight to Medina?
Isaiah 29:12 A prediction of an illiterate prophet?
Isaiah 42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:4-11; and 52:13-53:12 The Anonymous Servant Passages

Jeremiah 8:8 - Jewish scribes corrupting the scriptures? Responses: Understanding Jeremiah 8:8 and Jeremiah 8:8 and the Corruption of the Torah.
Jeremiah 20:7 Does Yahweh Really Deceive?

Ezekiel 4:9-17 Eating dung?
Ezekiel 14:1-10 Does Yahweh Really Deceive?
Ezekiel 23 What about the pornographic language in the Bible?
Ezekiel 27 The destruction of Tyre: [1], [2], [3]

Habakkuk 3:3 The one coming from Mt. Paran

Zechariah 9:9 Riding on a donkey - a prophecy of Umar and the victory of Islam?

Haggai 2:7 A prophecy of Muhammad?

Matthew 1:1-17 & Luke 3:23b-38 - The genealogies of Jesus: [1], [2], [3], [4]
Matthew 2:15 Flight to Egypt
Matthew 2:16 The Massacer of innocent children
The Birth Narratives
Matthew 2:23 The "Nazarite" and here.
Matthew 3:13-15 Why was Jesus Baptized?
Matthew 7:21-23 Who should be addressed as Lord on Judgment Day?
Matthew 10:23, 16:28 and 24:34 on the coming of Christ
Matthew 10:34 - Jesus and the Sword, Jihad : Quran 9:123 vs. Matthew 10:34
Matthew 15:24 - Is Jesus only sent to Israel? : [1], [2], [3]
Matthew 12:1-3 Did Jesus condone stealing?
Matthew 12:40 - Three days and three nights? / The sign of Jonah : short: [1], [2], detailed: [3], [4], [5]
Matthew 15:21-28 Is Jesus offensive? (another exposition)
Matthew 21:43-46 Kingdom of God given to the Muslims?
Matthew 26 - Some info on the High Priest Caiaphas: [1]
Matthew 27:9-10 Attributed to the wrong prophet? (also here)
Matthew 27:52-53

A Harmony of the Resurrection Accounts

Mark 10:18 Only God is good?, How can Jesus be God when he says that only God is good? - see also Luke 18:19
Mark 11:12-13 Jesus and the fig tree
Mark 15:25 Crucified at which hour?
Mark 15:34 - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? What does it say about Jesus?, see also Psalm 22 above and Who is El?
Mark 16:9-20 - The Authenticity of Mark 16:9-20 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), Why Mark 16:9-20 Belongs in the Bible, The Style of the Long Ending of Mark, Is it genuine?, Authentic and Inspired
A couple of answers to Muslim abuses and misinterpretations of Mark 16: The Challenge of Mark 16, A criterion for being a true believer?

Luke 1:36 Is Mary from the tribe of Levi or Judah?
Luke 2:2 Quirinius and secular history: [1], [2], [3]
Luke 3:23ff: See Matthew 1:1
Luke 14:26 - Did Jesus preach love or hate? : explanation and implication
Luke 15:11-32 The prodigal son - confirming Muslim arguments?
Luke 18:19 No one is good except God alone
Luke 22:36 The Swords of Jesus
Luke 24:47 Risen on the third day (and another article on this issue)

John 1:1 And the Word was God
John 1:20,21,25 Are you that prophet?
John 1:28 Bethany
John 5:31 is contradicting John 8:14?
John 5:22 contradicting John 12:47-49? On Jesus the Judge of all people
John 5:31 is contradicting John 8:14?
John 5:37 Nobody has seen God?
John 7:53-8:11 A late Christian forgery?
John 10:34 Men called "gods"? (Two other very detailed studies: [1], [2], more: [3])
John 14:16 - Who is the "Comforter"? (further articles)
John 14:28 The Father is greater than I
John 17:3 The True Shahada
John 20:28 Thomas said to him: My Lord and my God!,
    a valuable newsgroup article, and Why didn't Thomas use the Vocative Case?

Acts 1:9 Was Jesus' Ascension to Heaven a physical event?

Romans 3:7 Is Paul admitting to be a liar? and here

1 Corinthians 7:12 and 25 Admission of non-inspiration?
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 The foundational text of the Christian Missionary Deception?

2 Corinthians 11:1,17,21 and 12:11 Foolish talk?

Titus 1:12-14 Paul and the Epimenides Paradox

Hebrews 5:7 The Muslim Misuse of Hebrews 5:7, Wasn’t the God of the Bible strong enough to save Jesus from being killed?, Sam Shamoun answered the question on Paltalk (audio)

1 John 5:7 The Comma Johanneum

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