Old Testament

Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls (also Qumran Caves Scrolls) are ancient Jewish religious manuscripts found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert, near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank. Scholarly consensus dates these scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and the first century CE. The texts have great historical, religious, and linguistic significance...

Exorcism in Christianity

Exorcism in Christianity Exorcism in Christianity is the practice of casting out demons from a person they are believed to have possessed. The person performing the exorcism, known as an exorcist, is often a member of the Christian Church, or an individual thought to be graced with special powers or...

Authorship of the Bible

Authorship of the Bible This article is about modern scholarly approaches to the composition of the biblical texts.  Table I gives an overview of the periods and dates ascribed to the various books of the Bible. Tables II, III and IV outline the conclusions of the majority of contemporary scholars...

Son of God

Son of God Historically, many rulers have assumed titles such as son of God, son of a god or son of heaven.[1]   The term “son of God” is sometimes used in the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible to refer to those with special relationships with God. In the Old Testament, angels, just and pious men, and the kings...

Solomon

Prophet Solomon Solomon (שְׁלֹמֹה, Shlomoh),[a] also called Jedidiah (יְדִידְיָהּ Yedidyah), was, according to the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament,[3] Quran, and Hadiths, a fabulously wealthy and wise king of Israel who succeeded his father, King David.[4] The conventional dates of Solomon’s reign are circa 970 to 931 BCE, normally given in alignment with the dates of David’s reign. He is described as the third...

Prophets of Israel

Prophets of Israel This is a chapter in Guides to Peace and Justice from Ancient Sages to the Suffragettes, which is published as a book. You shall not kill. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not...

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The Bible

What Is The Bible? The Bible (“the books”) is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product...

The Story Of Saba As Narrated In The Quran

The Story Of Saba As Narrated In The Quran Bilqis (Queen of Sheba) Allah the Almighty says: He inspected the birds, and said: “What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees? “I will surely punish him with a severe torment, or slaughter...

The Story Of Solomon

The Story Of Solomon Solomon inherited David’s prophethood and dominion. This was not a material inheritance, as prophets do not bequeath their property. It is given away to the poor and needy, not to their relatives. The Messenger said: “The prophets’ property will not be inherited, and whatever we leave...

Is Reincarnation Compatible With Islam?

Is Reincarnation Compatible With Islam?

Is Reincarnation Compatible With Islam? Reincarnation (tanasukh) refers to the doctrine that after death the soul moves on to inhabit another body, then dies again and moves on to another body, until there is no longer any reason for it to do so. It is incompatible with Islam. Belief in...

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