In Bible versus Quran: Moses sprinkled the blood on the people

This is the fourth article of the series:

“Is The Lord God Seen or Not in Bible versus Quran?”

In the previous three articles, the Bible says that many men have seen the Lord God like Abraham and Isaac, Jacob. Not only has that, but Jacob Wrestles with God and Jacob defeated GOD.

Read the articles “The Lord God is seen in Bible versus Quran” (1-3).

In this article, Moses and Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and seventy elders saw the Lord God of Israel face to face.  This indicates that in addition to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, there are 74 persons more who saw the Lord God.

Yet the Bible declares that No one has ever seen God at any time.

The Noble Quran says that No one can see the Almighty Creator in the life of this world; yet, only the believers will see Him in the Hereafter.

In addition, the Quran mentions the story when Moses said, ‘My Lord! Show me, Yourself and Allah told him that he could not see him; and then Allah revealed Himself, to the mountain He leveled it to the ground and Moses fell down senseless.

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?? In the Bible: The Lord God is Seen (4)

The Lord God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses; hence, Moses is the fourth man who saw the Lord God

The Lord God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD; I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them.

Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD.

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders saw the Lord God.

Under God’s feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.  God did not lay his hand on the chief men, the elders of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

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? The Lord God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses

Exodus 3:15-16 (New International Version)

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt.

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? Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did not know the name Jehovah

Exodus 6:2-3 (New International Version)

2 God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD.

3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD (Jehovah) I did not make myself known to them.

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? Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders saw the Lord God.

This indicates that in addition to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, there are 74 persons more who saw the Lord God.

Under God’s feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.  God did not lay his hand on the chief men, the elders of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

Exodus 24:8-11 (New International Version)

8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up

10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.

11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.

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? Yet, No one have ever seen the Lord God in the Bible!

Read Exodus 33:20, John 1:18 and 1 John 4:12 and read the articles “The Lord God is Seen in Bible versus Quran” (1) and (2).

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?? In the Quran: The Lord God is NOT Seen (3)

In the previous articles “The Lord God is seen in Bible versus Quran” (1-3), the following three points are mentioned therein:

1) No man can see the Almighty Creator in the life of this world (Verse 6:103)

2) On the Day of Judgment, your sight will be acute, very sharp and piercing. (Verse 50: 22)

3) Only the Believers will see their LORD in the Hereafter (Verses 75: 22-23).

In this article, verses 7:138-144 tell the story when Moses said, ‘My Lord! Show me, Yourself and Allah told him that he could not see him; and then Allah revealed Himself, to the mountain He leveled it to the ground and Moses fell down senseless.

The meanings of verses 7:138-144

The meanings of verse 7: 138

And Allah brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and they came unto a people (who were given up to idols which they had) who worshipped idols. They said:

O Moses! Make for us a god, show us a god to worship, an idol for us to worship, just as they have gods  ‘O Moses, make for us a god, an idol for us to worship, just as they have gods.’ He said, ‘Truly you are an ignorant folk, for repaying God’s grace to you with what you have said.

The meanings of verse 7: 139

Truly as for these, their idolatry will be destroyed and all that they are doing of idolatry is in vain.

The meanings of verse 7: 140

Then Moses said: Shall I seek for you a god other than Allah, shall I command you to worship another lord when Allah has favored you above all the nations of your time through surrender unto Him?

The meanings of verse 7: 141

And remember when Allah delivered you from Pharaoh’s folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaughtering your little sons and sparing your girls. These events were tremendous trial as well as blessing from your Lord, so will you not heed the admonition and desist from what you are saying?

The meanings of verse 7: 142

And when Allah appointed for Moses to spend in the mountain thirty nights and added to them ten more days and he completed the whole time appointed by his Lord of forty nights (thus was completed the term of communion) with his lord, forty nights.; and Moses said unto his brother Aaron: Take my place, be my deputy among the people. Do right, enjoin them to do right, and do not follow the way of mischief-makers by committing transgressions.

The meanings of verse 7: 143

And when Moses came at Allah’s appointed time, that is, the time at which Allah had promised to speak to him, and his Lord spoke with him, without any intermediary, with speech which he heard from all directions,

Moses said, ‘My Lord! Show me, Yourself, that I may behold You!’

Allah Said, ‘You shall not see Me, that is to say, you do not have the power to see me, but behold the mountain, which is stronger than you are, and if it remains, stays fixed, in its place, then you shall see Me’, that is, [then] you shall remain fixed and able to see Me, otherwise, you will not have the capacity for it.

And when Allah revealed Himself, that is, [when] He manifested of His Light the equivalent of half a nail of a little finger, (as stated in one Hadith), to the mountain He leveled it to the ground and Moses fell down senseless, having lost consciousness at the awesomeness of what he had seen.

And when he recovered his senses he said, ‘Glory be to You!, in Your transcendence. I repent to You, for having asked You what I was not commanded [to ask], and I am the first of the believers’, of my time.

It should be emphasized that the use of this expression [lan tar?n?, which means, ‘you shall not see Me’] instead of lan ur?, which means, ‘I shall not be seen’, implies that it is possible to see God, exalted be He (but only the believers will see Him in the Afterlife)

The meanings of verse 7: 144

Hen Allah said, to him: ‘O Moses, I have elected you, chosen you, from among mankind, the people of your time, for My Messages and My Speech, that is, [for] My having spoken to you. So take what I have given you, of bounty, and be of the thankful’, of My favors.

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Verses 7: 138-144 (Yusuf Ali translation)

Verse 7: 138

We took the children of Israel (with safety) across the sea. They came upon a people devoted entirely to some idols they had. They said: “o Moses! Fashion for us a god like unto the gods they have.” he said: “surely ye are a people without knowledge.

Verse 7: 139

As to these folk, – the cult they are in is (but) a fragment of a ruin, and vain is the (worship) which they practice.

Verse 7: 140

He said: “shall I seek for you a god other than the (true) Allah, when it is Allah who hath endowed you with gifts above the nations?”

Verse 7: 141

And remember we rescued you from pharaoh’s people, who afflicted you with the worst of penalties, who slew your male children and saved alive your females: in that was a momentous trial from your lord.

Verse 7: 142

We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and completed (the period) with ten (more): thus was completed the term (of communion) with his lord, forty nights. and Moses had charged his brother Aaron (before he went up): “act for me amongst my people: do right, and follow not the way of those who do mischief.

Verse 7: 143

When Moses came to the place appointed by us, and his lord addressed him, he said: “o my lord! Show (thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee.” Allah said: “by no means canst thou see me (direct); but look upon the mount; if it abides in its place, then shalt thou see Me.” when his lord manifested his glory on the mount, he made it as dust. and Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: “glory be to thee! To thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe.

Verse 7: 144

(Allah) said: “o Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks.

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Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:

Are the Scholars truthful when they claim that the Quran quoted from the Bible?

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