C  H  R  I  S  T  I  A  N  I  T  Y 
through the lens of 
CHRISTIAN & MUSLIM SCHOLARS
Part Two

Mohd Amin Yaacob

al-Firdaus.Com

CONTENTS

Preface

CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER EIGHT

CHAPTER NINE   

CHAPTER TEN

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Contradictions And Errors In The Biblical Text

11.1   Prophet Solomon Died As An Apostate

11.2   Concerning The Number Of Men Of Israel Who Returned From Exile

11.3   The Prophecy Concerning The Coming And Death Of Jesus

11.4   The Genealogy Of Jesus

11.5   The Prophecy In Hosea “I Called My Son Out Of Egypt”  

11.6   Contradiction Between The Saying Of Jesus And John The Baptist

11.7   The Earthquake and the Raising of the Dead at Jesus Crucifixion

11.8   The Second Coming Of Jesus.

11.9   The Prophecy Of Prophet Jeremiah Concerning The Betrayer Of Jesus 

EPILOGUE 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

 

 

 

  

11.7  The Earthquake And The Raising Of The Dead At Jesus Crucifixion

 

The Gospel of Matthew relates the events accompanying the death of Jesus:

 

“Then Jesus shouted out again, and he gave up his spirit. At that moment, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tomb opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead after Jesus resurrection. They left the cemetery, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.” (verse 27:51-53, NLT)

 

Norton, the famous German biblical scholar though he favored the gospels, said, proving the falsity of this story with several arguments. He said that:

 

“This is a totally false story. It seems that such stories were prevalent among the Jews at the time of destruction of Jerusalem. Possibly someone written this story as a marginal note in the Gospel of Matthew, and later on it might have been included in the text, the translator might have translated it from that text.”[1]

 

R. A Knox, in his “Commentary on the New Testament” page 70 volume One has made a similar admission and said that Matthew has trusted more in local rumors and myths than the other Evangelists.[2]

Dr Maurice Bucaille, a recent French scholar in his book “The Bible, The Quran and Science” said on page 61:

 

“Mathew takes very serious liberties with the text…this is another example of his imagination. It is difficult to see how the bodies of the saints in question could have risen from the dead at the time of Jesus death (according to the gospel it was on the eve of the Sabbath) and only emerge from their tombs after his resurrection.”[3]

 

Maulana Rahmatullah al-Kairanawi, the author of “Izharul Haq”:

 

“It is not surprising that none of the historians of that time and of the time succeeding it, and none of the evangelists except Matthew, has written a single word about these events of so great an historical importance?…in particular the absence of any description of these events in the Gospel of Luke is very surprising, as he is generally known for reporting the rarities of the life of Jesus, as is clear from the first chapters of his Gospel and of the Book of Acts. We cannot understand why all the evangelists, or at least most of them, have not referred to these events when they have given full accounts of event of no or lesser, significance. Mark and Luke, too, only speaking of the splitting of the veil and not of anything else here” [4]


 
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[1]           Izharul Haq, Part 2, 101-102

[2]           Izharul Haq, Part 2, 102

[3]           Izharul Haq, Part 2, 104

[4]           Izharul Haq, Part 2, 103