The Famous Players in the Three Religions
Before dealing with the topic of the PLAY in Quran versus Bible versus sciences, it is mandatory to remember that the total words in the Bible are 788,280 while the total words in the Quran are 77,473. It follows that, the Bible is more than 10 times the Quran word-wise. The PLAY is mentioned 45 times in the Bible (KJV) and 19 times in the Quran, i.e. the Bible mentions the PLAY more than two times as does the Quran. In other words, the Bible has the potential of more than 10 times (word-wise) and more than twice (subject-wise) than the Quran to talk about the PLAY.
In this series, the topic of the Play is classified into six parts, herein is the second part, that is the Famous Players in both books
The Famous Players in the Bible:
Tamar, Judah's daughter in law played the harlot
And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
His (Levite) concubine played the whore against him
And his (Levite) concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there four whole months.
Jerusalem played the whore and the harlot
But thou (Jerusalem) didst trust in thine own beauty and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
And of thy garments thou (Jerusalem) didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
Thou (Jerusalem) hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee (Jerusalem) in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.
Aholah played the harlot when she was mine!
Mine is referred o the Lord!
And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
Aholah's sister, Aholibah which is Jerusalem, multiplied her whore and adultery!
Yet she (Aholah's sister, Aholibah which is Jerusalem) multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
David took a harp, and played with his hand to make Saul refreshed and the evil spirit departed from him.
1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
1 Samuel 18:7
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
1 Samuel 18:10
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.
1 Samuel 19:9
And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.
1 Samuel 26:21
Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
2 Samuel 6:5
And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
2 Samuel 6:21
And David said unto Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel: therefore will I play before the Lord.
1 Chronicles 13:8
And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
Although David was helping her father, however, Michal, the daughter of Saul despised David in her heart.
1 Chronicles 15:29
And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, that Michal, the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
The Famous Players in the Quran:
Joseph's brothers took Joseph to get rid of him after convincing their father Jacob that they want to play with their brother!
Surah: 12, Verse: 7-12
 Indeed, in Joseph and his brothers there were signs for those who inquire.
 They said: 'Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than ourselves, even though we are many. Truly, our father is obviously wrong.
 (Let us) kill Joseph, or cast him away in some (far off) land, so that your father's face will be left for you, and afterwards you will be a righteous nation. '
 One of them said: 'no, do not kill Joseph, if you do anything, cast him into a dark pit, a traveler will pick him up. '
 They said: 'father, what is the matter with you, do you not trust us with Joseph? Indeed, we are sincere advisors.
 Send him with us tomorrow to frolic and play. We will look after him. '
Abraham's debates with his people; He told them not to worship idol (statues), they said:" 'is it the truth you have brought us, or are you one of those that play?"
Read a part of the story of Abraham that is not mentioned in the Bible!
Surah: 21, Verse: 50-60
 This (the Quran) is a blessed remembrance which we have sent down. Do you disbelieve it?
 Before this we gave Abraham his virtue, for we knew him.
 He said to his father and to his nation: 'what, are these the statues to which you cling? '
 They replied: 'we found our fathers worshipping them.
 He said: 'truly, you and your fathers are in clear error.
 They said: 'is it the truth you have brought us, or are you one of those that play? '
 'No, ' he answered, 'your lord is the lord of the heavens and the earth, the originator of them, and i am among those bearing witness to it.
 By Allah, I will certainly outwit your idols as soon as you have turned your backs and gone. '
 He broke them all into pieces, except their great one so that they might return to it.
 'Who has done this to our gods? 'They exclaimed. 'He must surely be a harm doer. '
 'we have heard a young man called Abraham mention them' they replied.
Back to the main topic of my series of articles (1- 72); this is my question to you smart readers: "Is the Quran quoted from the Bible "?
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Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology,
Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit,
Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.
And, President of The Egyptian Society of Inventors.
Member of the Egyptian union of Writers
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