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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A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 17

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 17:  Fabricated Scripture” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 17 begins with: NEW NAME, OLD GAME A "born-again" had been boasting how he used to pinch 10 cents from the church collection plate for a "milkshake", and …

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 16

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 16:  Simple Calculations” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 16 continues by focusing on the "three days and three nights" mentioned in chapter 15: WHY "GOOD FRIDAY"? In my country, we enjoy a four-day holiday around Easter, …

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 15

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 15:  The Only Miracle Promised” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 15 starts as follows: VATICINIUM EX EVENTU The hot-gospeler and the Bible-thumper does not tire of quoting statements, alleged to have been made by Jesus, that …

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 14

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 14:  Jesus Not Resurrected” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. The chapters starts with: A PHYSICAL, LIVE JESUS! After the due greetings of "Shaloam", Jesus begins calming the disciples' fear for taking him to be a ghost. He …

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 13

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 13:  Jesus No Phantom” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 13 starts with: ARITHMETICAL CONUNDRUM The two from Emmaus, "rose ... and returned to Jerusalem, and found the ELEVEN gathered together, and those who were with them" …

A Refutation of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction: Part 12

The index to this series of posts can be found here.  This post is a refutation of “Chapter 12:  Disciples Disbelieved?” of Ahmed Deedat’s Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction. Chapter 12 opens with: JOURNEY TO EMMAUS That very day, on the way to Emmaus, Jesus joins two of his disciples and discourses with them for 5 miles without …