Problems in the Koran: Jesus was Crucified and Killed (2:72-73; 3:54-55; 4:157-158)

Introduction The Koran denies that Jesus was crucified and killed. Jesus' execution is one of the best evidenced events of ancient history and is accepted by all serious historians, whether Christian or non-Christian. The Koran's depiction of Jesus is historically inaccurate on this point. Summary of the Evidence for Jesus' Execution Let me summarize the …

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Problems in the Koran: Apocryphal Apings (3:35-55)

Introduction Verses 35-55 of chapter 3 of the Koran contain a narrative primarily about Mary and Jesus. It is a text riddled with historical problems. I will begin this post by interpreting the Koranic passage and noting where it agrees with and differs from earlier traditions. It will be clear that the author of the …