One of the most divisive issues written into the Koran after the fact is the deceitful elevation of Ishmael, in glaring contradiction to what God has told us in the Old Covenant and New Covenant of the Bible, that the Koran (Quran) was sent to CONFIRM (Sura 2:97-98, Sura 3:1-3, Sura 4:47, Sura 5:51, Sura 6:92-94, Sura 6:154-157, Sura 10:37, Sura 12:111, Sura 22:52, Sura 35:31, Sura 46:12, Sura 61:6-7).
This dishonest promotion of Ishmael as the miracle son that Abraham was willing to sacrifice to God, and as a purportedly constant, patient and righteous prophet, not only contradicts the Bible, but also the Koran itself. Were it not for this grievous error, and the gross misinterpretation of a single verse about the crucifixion (Sura 4:157), Christians and Muslims could have long ago been united in learning to actually do God’s Will by following Christ’s Example (John 14:6, Sura 3:55), thus becoming “Champions of God” (Israelites).
The Children of Israel are the descendants of Abraham through Isaac, NOT Ishmael. It was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-Israel that God established His Covenant, NOT Ishmael, exactly as it says in God’s Law (Gen. 17:20-21) and as confirmed throughout the Koran.
The Koran was given as an invitation to the descendants of Ishmael to come to common terms with the Children of Israel and keep The Covenant written in The Bible together with them, not to make up their own.
There are at least 41 references to the Children of Israel in the Koran to ensure they are set apart from all other people:-
Please See – Suras 2:40, 2:47, 2:83, 2:122, 2:132, 2:211, 2:246, 3:49, 3:84, 3:93, 4:163, 5:13, 5:35, 5:73, 5:81, 5:113, 7:105, 7:134, 7:137, 10:90, 10:93, 17:4, 17:101, 17:104, 19:58, 20:47, 20:80, 20:94, 26:17, 26:22, 26:60, 26:197, 27:76, 32:23, 40:53, 43:59, 44:30, 45:16, 46:10, 61:6, 61:14
Conversely, there is no mention of the children of Ishmael anywhere in the Koran, because God did NOT establish His Covenant with Ishmael, nor with his descendants. This alone should call into question any embellishment of Ishmael and raise red-flags at attempts to deceive, divide and conquer.
The following is what we actually do know about Ishmael:-
16:11 And the angel of the “I AM” said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the “I AM” hath heard thy affliction.
16:12 And HE WILL BE A WILD MAN; his hand [will be] AGAINST every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell to the East of all his brethren.
17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
17:21 But My Covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
2 Esdras 1:35-40
1:35 Your houses will I give to a people that shall come; which not having heard of Me yet shall believe Me; they to whom I have showed no Signs, yet shall do that which I have commanded them.
1:36 THEY HAVE SEEN NO PROPHETS, yet they shall call their former estate (Abraham and Ishmael) and sins to remembrance, and acknowledge them.
1:37 I take to witness the grace of the People that shall come; whose little ones rejoice with gladness: and though they see Me not with bodily eyes, yet in spirit shall they believe the things that I say.
1:38 And now, brother, behold what glory; and see the People that cometh from the East (Moslems):
1:39 Unto whom I will give for leaders, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, Joel, Obadiah, and Jonah,
1:40 Nahum, and Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (Sura 2:124), which is called also an angel of the Lord.
28:43. We did reveal to Moses The Book (The Torah) after We had destroyed the earlier generations, (to give) Insight to men, and Guidance and Mercy, that they might accept warning.
28:44. Thou wast not on the Western side when We decreed the Commission to Moses, nor wast thou a witness (of those events).
28:45. But We raised up (new) generations, and long were the ages that passed over them; but thou wast not a dweller among the people of Midian, rehearsing Our Signs to them; but it is We Who send Apostles (with Inspiration).
28:46. Nor wast thou at the side of (Mount) Sinai when we called (to Moses). Yet (art thou sent) as Mercy from thy Lord, to give warning to a People TO WHOM NO WARNER HAD COME BEFORE THEE: in order that they may receive warning.
28:47. If (We had) not (sent thee),- in case a calamity should seize them for (the deeds) that their hands have sent forth, they might say: “Our Lord! Why didst Thou not send us an Apostle? We should then have followed Thy Signs and been amongst those who believe!”
28:48. But (now), when the Truth has come to them from Ourselves, they say, “Why are not (Signs) sent to him, like those which were sent to Moses?” Do they not then reject (the Signs) which were formerly sent to Moses? They say: “Two kinds of sorcery, each assisting the other!” And they say: “For us, we reject all (such things)!”
How do the above verses square with the ones below?
Ishmael additions made (in red)?
Sura 2:136. Say ye: “We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes [of Israel], and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord: we make no difference between one and another of them: and we yield our wills to God’s Will (as they all said and did).”
Sura 2:140. Or do ye say that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the [twelve] Tribes were Jews or Christians?” Say: “Do ye know better than God?” Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from God? But God is NOT unaware of what ye do!
Sura 3:84. Say: “We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, and the (twelve) Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord: we make no distinction between one and another among them, and to God do we bow our will.”
Sura 4:163. We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham; Ishmael; Isaac; Jacob-Israel and the (twelve) Tribes (of Israel); to Aaron; Job; Solomon son of David; Jonah; Jesus; and to David We gave the Psalms (in the Old Covenant/Testament. Note well Psalm 22).
Note well: The Covenant (and the revelation and inspiration that The Covenant brought) was established with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, from whom Moses, Jesus and ALL of the prophets were descended; NOT with Ishmael. Father (God) separated Ishmael from Abraham and Isaac when Ishmael was 15 or 16, although Ishmael was later blessed.
Was Ishmael added to these verses when the Koran was translated from Syriac into Arabic? Did Father not make a crystal clear distinction/difference between Isaac and Ishmael? And between Ishmael and the Prophets, ALL of whom were descended from Isaac through Jacob/Israel?
How could one be a wild man, working against everyone else, while at the same time be a constant, patient and inspired prophet to a people who had been sent no prophet?
Where are the prophecies of Ishmael or references to “the children of Ishmael” if God actually sent inspiration and prophecies to him? Isn’t it obvious God made an unquestionable distinction between the children of Israel and the children of Ishmael (Gal. 4:22-26), as evidenced by the emphasis God placed on the children of Israel throughout the Old Covenant, New Covenant and Koran?
Ishmael substitutions made (in red)?
6:82. It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong – that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) Guidance.”
6:83. That was the reasoning about Us, which We gave to Abraham (to use) against his people: We raise whom We will, degree by degree: for thy Lord is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.
6:84. We gave him Isaac and Jacob-Israel: all (three) We guided: and before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, Joseph, Job, Moses and Aaron, David and Solomon: thus do We reward those who do good:
6:85. And Zacharias and John, and Jesus and Elijah: all in the ranks of the righteous:
6:86. And Elisha (1 kings 19:19) and Ishmael, and Jonah, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:
6:87. (To them) and to their fathers, and progeny and brethren: We chose them, and We guided them to The Straight Way.
6:88. This is the Guidance of “I AM”: He giveth that guidance to whom He pleaseth, of His worshippers. If they were to join other gods with Him, all that they did would be vain for them.
6:89. These were the men to whom We gave The Book, and Authority, and Prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them, behold! We shall entrust their charge to a new People who reject them not.
6:90. Those were the (Prophets) who received “I AM”’s guidance: copy the guidance they received; say: “No reward for this do I ask of you: this is no less than a Message for the nations.”
19:49. When he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides God, We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and each one of them We made a Prophet.
19:50. And We bestowed of Our Mercy on them, and We granted them high honour in the language of truth.
19:51. Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was an Apostle (and) a Prophet.
19:52. And We called him from the right side of Mount (Sinai), and made him draw near to Us, for mystic (converse).
19:53. And, out of Our Mercy, We gave him his brother Aaron, (also) a Prophet.
19:54. Also mention in the Book (the story of) Ishmael: he was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was an Apostle (and) a Prophet.
19:55. He used to enjoin on his people Prayer and Charity, and he was most acceptable in the sight of his Lord.
19:56. Also mention in the Book the case of Enoch: he was a man of truth (and sincerity), (and) a Prophet:
19:57. And We raised him to a lofty station.
19:58. Those were some of the Prophets on whom “I AM” did bestow His Grace,- of the posterity of Adam, and of those who We carried (in the Ark) with Noah, and of the posterity of Abraham and Israel (formerly known as Jacob)- of those whom We guided and chose. Whenever the Signs of (“I AM”) Most Gracious were rehearsed to them, they would fall down in prostrate adoration and in tears.
21:85. And (remember) Ishmael, Enoch, and Ezekiel, all (men) of constancy and patience;
21:86. We admitted them to Our mercy: for they were of the Righteous ones.
38:45. And commemorate Our Servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, possessors of Power and Vision.
38:46. Verily We did choose THEM for a SPECIAL (purpose)- proclaiming the Message of the Hereafter.
38:47. They were, in Our sight, truly, of the company of the Elect and the Good.
38:48. And commemorate Ishmael, Elisha (1 kings 19:19), and Ezekiel: Each of them was of the Company of the Righteous.
Was Ishmael substituted for the Bible prophet Samuel in the four verses cited above? Sura 19:54 says “he was (strictly) true to what he promised” which is a perfect description of the vow (promise) of the Nazarite (to truth) that Samuel took. Samuel was given favour above the nations in anointing the kings of Israel. And Samuel is also indirectly referenced in Sura 2:246-248, as a Chief of the Children of Israel, and in relation to The Ark of The Covenant.
Ishmael (Arabic: إسماعيل, romanized: ʾismāʿīl)
Hebrew name meaning: “God will hear”
Samuel (Arabic: صموئيل, romanized: Samū’ēl)
Hebrew name meaning: “God has heard”
Doesn’t the evidence above unequivocally reveal that Ishmael was added to some verses (Sura 2:136, Sura 2:140, Sura 3:84, Sura 4:163), and in four others (Sura 6:86, Sura 19:54, Sura 21:85, Sura 38:48) “God will hear” (Ishmael) was maliciously substituted for “God has heard” (Samuel)? Isn’t this precisely what was done in Sura 2:125 and Sura 2:127, where Ishmael was very obviously substituted for Isaac, to support the impossible “Abraham-Ishmael-Kaba-in-Mecca” farce?
With the Ishmael additions and substitutions removed:-
(so that these verses/ayats agree in context and with the rest of Scripture – Sura 39:23)
Sura 2:136. Say ye: “We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes [of Israel], and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord: we make no difference between one and another of them: and we yield our wills to God’s Will (as they all said and did).”
Sura 2:140. Or do ye say that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the [twelve] Tribes were Jews or Christians?” Say: “Do ye know better than God?” Ah! who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from God? But God is NOT unaware of what ye do!
Sura 3:84. Say: “We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, and the (twelve) Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord: we make no distinction between one and another among them, and to God do we bow our will.”
Sura 4:163. We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham; Isaac; Jacob-Israel and the (twelve) Tribes (of Israel); to Aaron; Job; Solomon son of David; Jonah; Jesus; and to David We gave the Psalms (in the Old Covenant/Testament. Note well Psalm 22).
Sura 6:86. And Elisha (1 kings 19:19) and Samuel (Wisdom 46:13-15), and Jonah, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:
Sura 19:54. Also mention in the Book (the story of) Samuel: he was (strictly) true to what he promised (Numbers 6:1-8), and he was an Apostle (and) a Prophet (1 Sam. 3:20).
Sura 21:85. And (remember) Samuel (1 Sam. 2:26), Enoch (Gen. 5:22), and Ezekiel (Ezek. 24:24), all (men) of constancy and patience;
Sura 38:48. And commemorate Samuel (Jer. 15:1), Elisha (1 kings 19:19), and Ezekiel (Wisdom 49:8-9): Each of them was of the Company of the Righteous.
Notes about Samuel in the Bible that fit the descriptions in the Koran/Quran:-
Samuel was a Nazarite (a strict vow/promise to God/Truth):
1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O “I AM” Lord of hosts, if Thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget Thine handmaid, but wilt give unto Thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the “I AM” all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head (Numbers 6).
Samuel earned the favour of both Father and men:-
1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the “I AM”, and also with men.
Father made Samuel a Prophet:
1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel [was] established [to be] a Prophet of the “I AM”.
Father made Samuel a judge of Israel:
1 Samuel 7:15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
Samuel anointed the kings of Israel at Father’s Command:
1 Samuel 9:16-17
9:16 To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him [to be] captain over My people Israel, that he may save My people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon My people, because their cry is come unto Me.
9:17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the “I AM” said unto him, Behold the man whom I spoke to thee of! this same shall reign over My people.
1 Samuel 12:1 And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.
Samuel was constant and patient throughout his life, despite all the wickedness Israel did, including choosing an earthly king over Father (1 Sam. 8):
1 Samuel 12:20-22
12:20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the “I AM”, but serve the “I AM” with all your heart;
12:21 And turn ye not aside: for [then should ye go] after worthless [things], which cannot profit nor deliver; for they [are] worthless.
12:22 For the “I AM” will not forsake His people for His great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the “I AM” to make you His people.
46:13. Samuel, the Prophet of the Lord, beloved by His Lord, established a kingdom, and anointed princes over His people.
46:14. By The Law of the Lord he judged the congregation, and the Lord had respect unto Jacob.
46:15. By his faithfulness he was found a TRUE Prophet, and by his word he was known to be faithful in vision.
46:16. He called upon the mighty Lord, when his enemies pressed upon him on every side, when he offered the sucking lamb.
46:17. And the Lord thundered from heaven, and with a great noise made His voice to be heard.
46:18. And he destroyed the rulers of the Tyrians, and all the princes of the Philistines.
46:19. And before his long sleep he made protestations in the sight of the Lord and His anointed, I have not taken any man’s goods, so much as a shoe: and no man did accuse him.
46:20. And after his death he prophesied, and showed the king his end, and lifted up his voice from the earth in Prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.
Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the “I AM” unto me, Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, [still] My mind [could] not [be] toward this people: cast [them] out of My sight, and let them go forth.
11:32 And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthah; [of] David also, and Samuel, and [of] the Prophets:
11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
As with all vain attempts to tamper with God’s Word, the Truth eventually reveals the inconsistencies these crimes create.
These intentional errors have very fortunately been corrected in the King of kings’ Bible, which includes the Old Covenant, New Covenant and Koran, fully cross-referenced for the first time in human history to help gather the “Elect” before Judgment Day.