Does the Lord Play? in the Sacred Books


by Prof.dr. Ibrahim Khalil - Date: 2007-06-13 - Word Count: 943 Share This!

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 first part, that is Does the Lord play?

Does the Lord play? In the Bible:

The Lord said that the backsliding Israel, played the harlot
Jeremiah 3:6
The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Hosea 4:15
Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.

The evil spirit from the Lord (God) was upon Saul

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 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 18:10
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.

David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord.

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.

David was dancing and playing but Michal despised him 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.

Let the Lord command to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on a harp in order to calm down the evil spirit from the Lord.

1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.

The Lord does that which seemeth him good.
2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord does that which seemeth him good.

when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.

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Does the Lord play? In the Quran:

Allah created the heavens and the earth (and us) NOT in PLAY!

Surah: 21, Verse: 16
It was not in play that We created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them.

Surah: 44, Verse: 38
And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play.

It is the People who are playing even when listening to their Lord's message(s).

Surah: 21, Verse: 2
there comes not to them a new reminder from their Lord, except that they play with it as they listen

Herein is an example of a conversation between a Messenger and his people:

Surah: 21, Verse: 55-56

55] They said: 'Is it the truth you have brought us, or are you one of those that play? '

56] '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.

Herein is a question from Allah to whom who it may concern:

Surah: 23, Verse: 115
Did you think that We had created you only for play, and that you would never be returned to Us? '


Back to the main topic of my series of articles (1- 71); 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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