The Varying Representations of Jesus in the Bible and the Qur’an

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Sometimes the differences are subtle and sometimes more radical. The New Testament stories about Jesus from primary sources, such as his disciples. The Qur’an was written much later in the time of Mohammad in approximately 650 AD and Jesus’ life, and its power, comes from received wisdom diluted by generations of people.
The main difference between the two depictions of Jesus is the portrayal of his divinity. In the Bible, Jesus Christ is seen as the Son of God, the Messiah, who was sent to the earth to spread the ‘Good News’ and who was ultimately sacrificed himself to purge the sin of humanity. The Qur’an and Bible suggest that Jesus was born divinely, however Christianity also suggests that Jesus is a holy being who was sent to guide humanity. In the Bible Jesus is part of the Holy Trinity and was conceived through the Holy Spirit. This is shown in the bible passage, which reads:
“The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come down to you, and God’s power will come over you. So your child will be called the holy son of God” (Luke 1:35) (International Bible Society, 1984)
And also in the passage
“No one has ever seen God. The only son, who is truly God and is closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like” (John 1:18) (International Bible Society, 1984).
The Qur’an it is said that Jesus was born to Mary miraculously which occurred by…
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