The koran is all false. Created by a false prophet. It was created the same way as morminism with the angel gabriel. The koran is a book of love and peace but for some weird reason it has parts where to conquer and kill those that have different belief systems and its justify there. Also shows some combat verses on how to conquer other lands. Very godly... anyways the koran is a copy of the old testament (torah just a few differences) and the new testament. Except the part that isa is not the son of god. But the ancient greek/hebrew scripts of the new testament clearly states isa which is jesus is the son of god. Muslims may say that the bible is distorted which in some cases is true. But how can a muslim neglect the fact that the scripts of the new testament says the isa is the son of god where those scripts could not be distored? The scripts are fragile and ancient, and if someone were to re-write history its will rip. But ok lets say the christian bible is false. In the koran says, jesus will have his 2nd coming to fight the devil and his minions. And at the end of it all. Isa will win. And he will live for many years on earth and he will unite all jews and christian into the true religion of islam. And he will die and will be bury in a grave next to muhammed. Wtf? I have done alot of research into islam. And i find it asinine if u ask me. So my answer to this question. The koran is a copy of the torah, new testament. And they added their frosting in it. And a combat part because muslims are very peacefull. And that equals the koran.
Thanks Kent, I'm working my way through! I've got some great theories, but as you say, they reflect my current understanding of the universes and I might well take a different view in 50y time when additional sciences may become available. The steps you mention also reflect the worldviews as they appeared to the people of each period - that had to be the case or the people of the day would not have understood the text (= the stories they were told, because only scribes and skilled elders could read). They used metaphors and other verbal mnemonics, just as we do, but we tend to place a modern spin on their metaphors (not always intentionally) because we do not know how to access the earlier mindsets. There is a way to do this, but you need considerable breadth of experience to achieve it. Most scholars, however, are very specialised experts in a narrow field. Have you tried relating the common threads of the Middle Eastern legacy to the Eastern, or Native American, or back through the migrations of our African ancestors, at all? It all goes oral of course, but there are enough pictoral records to give some useful clues. Shame so many early peoples were so fond of massacre and razing!
No I haven't read any of the Indian lore or anything from Africa. I get my information from written text.
Are you getting your information from Zecharaia Sitchin. His "The Earth Chronicles"? The first book describes how humans were created. Texts from Caldia and Babylonia. Then there are 4 other books. One on the New World. A friend of mine read it and said, "that's the Mormon Bible". She being a Mormon. Google it. You can find it there under Zecharia Sitchin.
I dont know if it's as simple as that. The Bible and the Koran have a huge amount of similarities, up to the whole Jesus part at least, but I dont know if it's a direct this section is in the Koran type of situation. I know the creation story, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham (with a slight twist), Sodom and Gomorrah, Joseph, Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah and the fish are all similar in both books.
Read about the creation in the Caldian and Babylonian text. That was the beginning. From it come Mithrusism, then the Torah, then the New Testament, then the Quran. See how they have changed by each interpretations. Interesting how man has a viewpoint of what the learn and are teached from. How would you write it?
NOT SURE BUT JESUS ARE I hear is mentioned more than mohamed.