The Bible, The Qur’an and Science

Table of Contents


General Outlines
Origins of the Bible
The Books of the Old Testament

The Torah or Pentateuch
The Historical Books
The Prophetic Books
The Books of Poetry and Wisdom
The Old Testament and Science Findings

The Creation of the World
The Date of the World’s Creation and the date of Man’s Appearance on Earth
The Flood
Position Of Christian Authors With Regard To Scientific Error In The Biblical Texts

A Critical Examination

Historical Reminder

Judeo-Christianity and Saint Paul
The Four Gospels

Sources and History
The Gospel according to Matthew
The Gospel according to Mark
The Gospel According to Luke
The Gospel according to John
Sources of the Gospels
History of the Texts
The Gospels and Modern Science

The General Genealogies of Jesus
The Genealogies of Jesus

The Book of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham
Genealogy of Jesus, before David
Genealogy of Jesus, After David
Variation in the Manuscripts and in Relations to the Old Testament

a) Matthew’s Gospel
b) Luke’s Gospel
Critical Examinations of the Texts

1. The Period from Adam to Abraham
2. The Period from Abraham to David.
3. The Post-David Period.
Commentaries of Modern Experts in Exegesis
Contradictions and Improbabilities in the Descriptions

Descriptions of the Passion
John’s Gospel does not describe the Institution of the Eucharist
Appearences of Jesus raised from the Dead
Ascension of Jesus
Jesus’s Last Dialougue – The Paraclete of John’s Gospel

Authenticity of the Qur’an

How It Came to be Written
The Creation of the Heavens and the Earth

Differences from and resemblances to the Biblical Description
The Six Periods of the Creation
The Qur’an does not lay down a sequence for the creation of the Earth and Heavens
The basic process of the formation of the Universe and the resulting composition of the Worlds
Some modern Scientific data concerning the formation of the Universe

The Solar System
The Galaxies
Formation and Evolution of Galaxies, Stan and Planetary Systems
The Concept of the Plurality of the Worlds
Interstellar Material
Confrontation with the data in the Qur’an concerning the creation
Answer to Certain Objections
Astronomy in the Qur’an

A. General reflections concerning the Sky
B. Nature of Heavenly Bodies

The Sun and the Moon
The Stars
The Planets
The Lowest Heaven
C. Celestial Organization

The Existence of the Moon’s and the Sun’s Orbits

1. The Moon’s Orbit
2. The Sun
Reference to the Movement of the Moon and the Sun in Space With Their Own Motion
The Sequence of Day and Night
D. Evolutions of the Heavens

The Expansion of the Universe
E. The conquest of Space
The Earth

A. Verses containing general statments
B. The Water cycle and the Seas

The Seas
C. The Earth’s Relief
D. The Earth’s Atmosphere

Electricity in the Atmosphere
The Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms

A. The Origins of Life
B. The Vegetable Kingdom

Balance in the Vegetable Kingdom
The Different Qualities of Various Foods
Reproduction in the Vegetable Kingdom
C. The Animal Kingdom

1. Reproduction in the Animal Kingdom
2. References to the Existence of Animal Communities
3. Statements Concerning Bees, Spiders and Birds

4. The Source of the Constituents of Animal Milk
Human Reproduction

Reminder of certain basic concepts
Human Reproduction in the Qur’an

1. Fertilization is Performed by Only a Very Small Volume of Liquid
2. The Constituents of the Fertilizing Liquid
3. The Implantation of the Egg In the Female Genital Organs.
4. Evolution of the Embryo inside the Uterus
The Qur’an and Sex Education

The Flood
The Exodus

The Exodus according to the Bible
The Exodus according to the Qur’an
Confrontation between Scriptural data and Modern Knowledge

1. Examination of Certain Details Contained in the Narrations The Hebrews in Egypt

The Plagues of Egypt
The Route Taken by the Exodus
The Miraculous Parting of the Waters
2. The Point Occupied by the Exodus in the History of the Pharaohs
3. Rameses II, Pharaoh of the Oppression Merneptah, Pharaoh of the Exodus

The Problem of the Stele Dating from the Fifth Year of Merneptah’s Reign
4. The Description Contained in the Holy Scriptures of the Pharaoh’s Death During the Exodus.
5. Pharaoh Merneptah’s Mummy

General Conclusions
Back Cover

~ by evisyari on July 15, 2008.

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