Moslem theologians claim that the Quran was delivered to Muhammad in the Arabic language by Allah. After all this is what the Quran tells us in:
The Moslems claim that the angel Gabriel was the messenger who dictated the verses. Moslems claim that Arabic is the “Language of God.” The Quran is a miracle because it is written in Arabic in such a unique style and composition that only Allah (not any human being) could have written it this way.
If Allah’s language is Arabic, and this is the language of God, shouldn’t the Quran in it’s entirety be in Arabic?
When you read the Quran you will find many words that are not Arabic. This shows that the god who wrote the Quran is not omniscient, because his language is lacking many terms, especially when this god claims that Arabic is his language. A mighty and perfect god should be able to fully express himself in his own language. As you read the Quran you find out that the author borrows words from other languages in order to express what he wants to say.
Non Arabic Words Used in the Quran
However what we find in the Quran is words from at least eleven different languages.
In Persian we find as a sample Abariq, Ara’ik, Ghassaquan, Isabraq, Jahannam (Gehenna), Sakina (Shekinah), Sura.
In Assyrian we find as a sample Abraham.
In Akkadian the word Adam.
In Hebrew as a sample Allah (God), Habr (Rabbi), Marut, Mishkat, Taghut.
In Syriac as a sample ‘Adn (Eden), Sirat (Path). Tabut (Ark), Fir’lawn (Pharaoh).
In Pahlavi as a sample Fairdaws (Paradise), Huri, Zakat (Freewill offering).
In Aramaic Harut, Maqalid (keys).
In Greek Injil (brocade).
In Ethiopian Ma’un (Charity).
In Latin Sijjil (baked clay).
In Egyptian Suradiq (Pavillion).
This verse in the Quran can not be true because as we have just looked at, there are many non-Arabic Words in the Quran. Is Allah’s language so deficient and lacking that he had to borrow words from other languages to express himself or are the Moslems reading the mind of Muhammad?
Obviously, it was Muhammad, not God, who wrote the Quran.
Can the same be said for the Holy Bible? Let’s take a look…..
Who Wrote the Bible – Evidence of Divine Inspiration
“Who wrote the Bible” is a question that can be definitively answered by examining the biblical texts in light of the external evidences that supports its claims.
This verse states that “All scripture is inspired by God….”
Peter reminds the reader to “know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, …but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” The Bible itself tells us that it is God who is the author of His book.
God does not leave us with just claims of His divine handiwork in the Bible, but also supports it with compelling evidence. The design of the Bible itself is a miracle. Written over more than 1,500 years by vastly different writers, yet every book in the Bible is consistent in its message. These 66 books talk about history, prophecy, poetry, and theology. Despite their complexity, differences in writing styles and vast time periods, the books of the Bible agree miraculously well in theme, facts and cross-referencing. No human beings could have planned such an intricate combination of books over a 1,500-year time span. Bible manuscripts (remember, there were no printing presses until 1455) have survived despite weather, persecution and time. Most ancient writings written on weak materials like papyrus have vanished all together. Yet many copies of the Old Testament scriptures survived. For instance, the Dead Sea Scrolls contain all books of the Old Testament, except Esther, and have been dated to before the time of Christ. Consider Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Only ten copies written about 1,000 years after the event are in existence. In comparison, there are over 24,000+ New Testament manuscripts, the earliest one dating to within 24 years after Christ.
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD
The Holy Bible, which is the inspired Word of God that never has been nor ever will be changed, testifies that there is only one God. It is a well-known fact that the Bible is the oldest book in existence. Thus, if any other book is found that testifies that God is one, the Bible has preceded it in asserting this fact. The following are some quotations from the Bible concerning the fact that God is one.
James 2:19 (KJV) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Deuteronomy 4:39 (KJV) Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
Isaiah 45:5 (KJV) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Matthew 4:10 (KJV) Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Mark 12:32 (KJV) And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: