Comparisons and Contrasts Between the Bible and the Koran Essay

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The topic that I have chosen to discuss describes the comparisons and contrasts between the Bible and the Koran. As there are many, I only go into detail about a few. I discuss the importance of the Bible and its significance to Christians, as well as the Koran and its significance to Muslims. Afterwards, I compare the similarities as well as the differences in the Bible and the Koran, in relation to three chosen events that appear in both books. I then go on to give a synopsis in the conclusion of my work.

Comparisons and Contrasts between the Bible and the Koran

The Koran and the Bible are both sacred religious books. Yet, they both have many differences, as well as many similarities. The two books resemble each
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In the Bible, God is disgusted with the way that the humans are behaving and decides to teach them a lesson. The Koran does not speak of the actual flood. The only evidence is when Noah tells God not to leave a single unbeliever in the land. In the Bible, it states, ‘The sky opened like windows, and the rain poured down for forty days and forty nights.’ This creates a huge difference between the two works, because the flood is described in detail in the Bible, while there is no description of the flood in the Koran. In pertaining to the views of Heaven, the Koran and Bible also differ. In the Koran, Noah states the God created the seven heavens, one above the other. In the Bible, there is no record of God creating different levels of Heaven. The Koran and the Bible each offer an account of Joseph. In both versions, Joseph is favored by his father over his eleven other brothers, and sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers. Aside from a few differences, there are many similarities in the Koran and in the Bible concerning the account of Joseph. Joseph dreams that eleven stars, the sun, and the moon, bow down to him. These events represented that his eleven brothers, mother and father would give obeisance to him. Due to this dream, Joseph’s brothers became very jealous of him and plotted to kill him. The story of Joseph in the Bible, states all of these same facts, but it adds that had