[Bible Study] | The Birth of Jesus: The Nativity Narrative – Bethlehem or Nazareth?

Bethlehem of Judea, where Jesus was born. Or perhaps not. We learn of these events within the canonical books of the Christian ‘New Testament’, implausibly credited with authorship by early followers of Jesus called Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These Gospels are biographical works on Jesus; written not less than half a century after his departure.… Read More [Bible Study] | The Birth of Jesus: The Nativity Narrative – Bethlehem or Nazareth?

Ibn Ḥazm [d. 1064 CE] – The Phrase “Son of Man”…

Ibn Ḥazm said, “Preponderantly reported in their gospels, in more than one chapter, is whenever the Messiah would refer to himself he would use [the phrase] ‘Son of Man’ – it is beyond the bounds of possibility, and undeniably idiotic, [to suggest] that the ilaah [diety] would be the son of a human; or concurrently… Read More Ibn Ḥazm [d. 1064 CE] – The Phrase “Son of Man”…

Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī [d. 1285 CE] – “[Jesus] was entreated [and persistently asked] concerning the [the timing] of the Day of Judgement, and he responded stating, ‘I don’t know… and no one knows [not even the angels in heaven], but Elohim [Allaah] alone knows.’ [Mark 13:32]”

Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī [d. 1285 CE] – “[Jesus] was entreated [and persistently asked] concerning the [the timing] of the Day of Judgement, and he responded stating, ‘I don’t know… and no one knows [not even the angels in heaven], but Allaah alone knows.” al-Qarāfī then continues, “[Considering the claims of the Christians] if *’The Son’… Read More Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī [d. 1285 CE] – “[Jesus] was entreated [and persistently asked] concerning the [the timing] of the Day of Judgement, and he responded stating, ‘I don’t know… and no one knows [not even the angels in heaven], but Elohim [Allaah] alone knows.’ [Mark 13:32]”