Prostrate in Bible Vs Quran (3) who is the first man prostrated in the Bible?
In this article, there are five important issues:
1) Jehovah (and two other men) appeared to Abraham
2) Abraham Prostrated to Jehovah
3) Abraham invited Jehovah to:
a) Wash his feet
b) Rest under the tree
c) morsel of bread to strengthen Jehovah’s heart
d) a meal composed of cakes, butter, milk and the calf
4) Jehovah did all of that as he
a) Washed his feet
b) Rested under the tree
c) Has strengthen his heart
d) Ate the meal
5) And so did the other two men who were with Jehovah.
In this story,
1) Abraham is the first man in the history who prostrated to Jehovah
2) Jehovah, the Lord God, the Almighty Creator, has feet, he rests under the tree, he has strengthened his heart by morsel of bread and he ate cakes, butter, milk and the calf.
In the Quran
1) Abraham’s visitors were the Angels; God was not one of them.
2) Abraham is NOT the first man in the history who prostrated to God.
3) Allah, the Almighty Creator, has no feet, he does not rest, He has no heart and He does not eat! Anyone who says or believe in that about the Almighty Creator will end up in the Eternal fire in the Hereafter.
This story of Abraham and his three visitors is mentioned in Genesis 18:1-8; it says:
Jehovah appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him.
When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth.
And Abraham said,
“O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant
Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on: forasmuch as ye are come to your servant.
And they said, “So do, as you have said.”
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said: “Hasten three measures of flour-meal, knead, and make cakes;’
And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly.
And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
Genesis 18:1-8 (American Standard Version)
1 And Jehovah appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,
3 and said, My lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4 let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on: forasmuch as ye are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hasted to dress it.
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head (ex-) of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt. President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors, Honorary President of SPIC-Egypt (The Society of Practitioners of Infection Control – Egypt), Co-Chief Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Lab. Medicine. Member of the Egyptian union of Writers, Published 5 Books and some 60 Medical Articles, Supervisors for 79 PhD theses and111 Master Degree theses.