Comparing The Koran And The Hebrew Bible: The Underlying Truth

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The Underlying Truth Have you ever heard of a fisherman’s tale? It’s when a person goes out fishing and catches a five-foot long fish. Later that week that same person is out to eat with a few different friends and he is telling the story about catching his now ten foot fish! A few days later one of the men that was at the dinner decides to fill in his friend about the fishing trip and before you know it the fish is now twenty feet long and was caught after a five minuet wrestling match! The point to be made here is that even though the story has changed almost entirely, the fact that the original person caught a fish on his fishing trip remains the same. This same idea can be carried over to comparing similar stories between the Koran and the Hebrew Bible. The differences between the two versions of this story are not enough to change the meaning or…show more content…
In the Koran the divine in whom it is talking about is Allah. “The Koran often refers to God by naming one of His attributes, such as Knowledge, Power, or Mercy. Allah unites all the attributes of divinity used for God in the Koran.” (Sultan 110) In the Hebrew Bible the divine in this story is known as the LORD. It is safely said that whether it be the LORD or Allah, this person is a divine being that is powerful and is to be worshiped. Another difference is that in the Koran Noah approaches the corrupt people declaring that “God will bring it down upon you if He pleases: nor shall you be immune,” (Dawood, 158) before the divine tells him of his plan of flooding the Earth. The Hebrew Bible portrays this much differently. It has the LORD saying “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds…for I am sorry that I have made them,” ( Genesis) before he even approaches Noah to discuss his dissatisfaction with the

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