The Prophet Muhammad in the Bible with Dr. Ali Ataie


Dr. Ali Ataie is a scholar of biblical hermeneutics with expertise in Sacred Languages, Comparative Theology, and Comparative Literature. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Ataie has taught Arabic, Creedal Theology, Comparative Theology, Sciences of the Quran, Introduction to the Qur’an, and Seminal Ancient Texts.

He received his BS in accounting from Cal Poly State University in 2000. In 2011, he received his MA in Biblical Studies from Pacific School of Religion, and in 2016, his PhD in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union.

Dr. Ataie can read and write Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek. He joined the Zaytuna College faculty in 2012.

Recommended reading mentioned in the video: Introduction to the Bible (Open Yale Courses) (Open Yale Courses) by Professor Christine Hayes https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0300181795/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Categories: Bible, Biblical Hebrew, Blogging Theology Youtube, Dr Ali Ataie, Islam, Jesus, Jews, Judaism, Muhammad, Qur'an

23 replies

  1. I just watched the whole of it. I can only say: Thank you Prof. Ali Ataie and thank you Paul Williams!

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  2. People who don’t believe the bible are “experts” on the bible. Beats me.

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  3. It’s like having an atheist teaching the Koran.

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    • You know in academic settings, not everyone who teaches about the scripture of another religion, will necessarily be a follower of that faith, right?

      Also Dr Ataie does believe in the Torah and Injeel, but not necessarily the parts of the Old/New Testament which contradict Quranic teachings.. this is to be expected

      But your example of an athiest teaching the Quran, what about when you Christian missionaries try to teach us Muslims what our scripture “REALLY” means (according to your interpretations)?

      If its inappropriate for Dr Ali, a Muslim to teach about the Prophet in the Bible, then its definitely inappropriate for you Christians (especially Ken Temple), to teach us Muslims what the Quran truly means.

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      • . . . then its definitely inappropriate for you Christians (especially Ken Temple), to teach us Muslims what the Quran truly means.

        Thanks for the mention.

        Also Dr Ataie does believe in the Torah and Injeel, but not necessarily the parts of the Old/New Testament which contradict Quranic teachings.. this is to be expected

        This can be turned around against you.

        Since the Quran has both some things that are true, and some major things that are false and wrong.

        The Qur’an affirms the Previous Scriptures (5:47; 5:68; 10:04; 3:3), but contradicts the previous Scriptures (4:157; 4:171 and many others.)

        The Qur’an also unknowingly affirms substitutionary atonement. (Surah 37:107)

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      • @ken

        Do you want to start again?

        The Quran didn’t affirm The 4 NT and of course The Quran contradict the 4 NT because The Injeel is not the 4 NT

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  4. Affirming a book that never existed. More stupidity from Islam.

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  5. Salam alykum dear Paul,

    My research into the problems of translating the Qur’an may be of interest to you. Please consider reading my article in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies.The title of my article is “Ambiguity, Ideology, and Doctrine Propagation in Qur’an Translation”. I have other published articles and on going research that are relevant to your interests. Please contact me to discuss further.

    Burcin

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  6. Sam: “Did Jesus exist?”

    Why do you ask?

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  7. I don’t see the connection.

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