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date: 16 October 2019

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Most Muslims think the Bible is a corruption of Islamic revelations once given to Moses and Jesus and that the biblical narratives about God and Jesus falsify the true story. The Qur’an shows a lot of interest in Jesus. It links Jesus to the Holy Spirit, calling him ‘a spirit from [God]’. But much the Qur’an says about Christ is there to use Christian tradition against Christians. The Qur’an stresses that Jesus was human and not divine. It insists that he was a prophet of God, and that to call Jesus ‘God’ is to belittle God. It is common for Muslims to claim that Jesus did not die on the Cross. Some traditions claim that Judas was made to look like Jesus and crucified. In other traditions, Jesus asks his disciples for a volunteer to die in his place. In Sufi traditions, Jesus is presented as a moral teacher.

Keywords: Islam, prophets, Qur’an, falsification, Holy Spirit, revelation, disciples

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