Was Jesus Sinful in Bible Vs Quran? (2) Did He call His Mother: Woman?
Was Jesus Sinful in the Bible?
Did He call His Mother, Saint Mary: Woman?
Yes! He called her: “Woman”.
In the Bible, Jesus talked to His Mother, Saint Mary and He also talked to five women.
He called each of those five women: “Woman”
These five women were:
The Canaanites woman, He said to her, Woman (Matthew 15:22 and 28)
The woman, that had a spirit of sickness, He said to her, Woman (Luke 13:11-12)
The Samaritan woman, He said to her, Woman (John 4:9 and 21)
The woman taken in adultery, He said to her, Woman (John 8:2-5 and 10)
Mary Magdalene, He said to her, Woman (John 20:1-15)
Now, let us see how He called his Mother, Saint Mary (Peace be upon her).
The Bible says:
“There stood by the cross of Jesus, Saint Mary and the disciple whom he loved.
Jesus saw them.
Jesus said to his Mother: Woman…”
It follows that Jesus said: “Woman” to each of the followings:
His Mother, the Pure Virgin Saint Mary
The woman taken in adultery
The Canaanites woman
The Samaritan woman
The woman that had a spirit of sickness
Is it reverential to call your mother:”Woman”?
Is it respectful to call your mother the same as you call a woman taken in adultery?
I will let the eminent Biblical Scholars to answer this question.
The original Greek verse of John 19:26 says that Jesus said to His Mother: Woman.
However, the eminent Biblical scholars who translate six different versions of the Bible found that it is offensive to say that. For this reason, they added “Dear” before Woman! Nevertheless, “Dear” is not found in the original Greek verse.
These six versions of the Bible which added “Dear” before Woman are:
Amplified Bible, he said to His mother, [Dear] woman
New Living Translation, he said to her, “Dear woman
New Century Version, he said to his mother, “Dear woman
New International Reader’s Version, Jesus said to his mother, “Dear woman
New International Version–UK, he said to his mother, Dear woman
New International Version 1984, he said to his mother, “Dear woman
On the other hand, 14 different versions of the Bible translate the verse as it is; they are:
1) Wycliffe New Testament (WYC)
2) New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3) New International Version, ©2010 (NIV)
4) The Message (MSG)
5) King James Version (KJV)
6) English Standard Version (ESV)
7) New King James Version (NKJV)
8) 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
9) American Standard Version (ASV)
10) Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
11) Darby Translation (DARBY)
12) Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
13) Today’s New International Version, ©2005 (TNIV)
14) Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
Example of the correct translation:
Wycliffe New Testament (WYC)
26 Therefore when Jesus had seen his mother, and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he saith to his mother, Woman, lo! thy son. 27 Afterward he saith to the disciple, Lo! thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his mother [And from that hour the disciple took her into his things].
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
26When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
The ordinary man is required to be very kind to his mother and to honor her.
Thus, what about the Lord Jesus who is supposed to be our best example of honoring mothers? Especially when He said:
“Honor your father and your mother”
“Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die”
Was Jesus Sinful in the Quran?
Did He call His Mother, Saint Mary: Woman?
No! He called her “My Mother”.
In the Quran (verse 19:32), Jesus said: I am “Baar-ren” to “my Mother”.
Accordingly, Jesus called Saint Mary: “My Mother” not Woman!
Thus, Muslims never ever believe that the Lord Jesus said to His Mother: Woman!
O you eminent Biblical Scholars, the Lord Jesus was not as you say.
On the other hand, the Arabic word used in verse 19:32 is pronounced as “Baar-ren”; that is translated to kind or Dutiful.
However, in reference to the Arabic dictionaries, “Baar-ren” gives a dozen of beautiful and gorgeous meanings. For more details Read the article:
“Was Jesus Sinful in Bible Vs Quran? (1) How did He treat His Mother?”
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.