The Tanakh, The Quran, and Accountability

Unlike other religions, Judaism teaches extreme violence. An Eye for an Eye with no patience or forgiveness:

“And a man who injures his countryman – as he has done, so it shall be done to him [namely,] fracture under/for fracture, eye under/for eye, tooth under/for tooth. Just as another person has received injury from him, so it will be given to him.” (Lev. 24:19–21)

Whereas the Quran teaches to Initially Forgive, Observe the Intention, if the Injury is Repeated Again, Only then are we allowed to give controlled equal response:

“And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.”  (Quran 16:126)

Tanakh Logic: Children are born pure, without sin (Leviticus 11:44, 19:2, 20:7)  Vs   Children are born wicked sinners (Psalms 58:3)

Jewish Excuse: That is what it says but that is not what it means.  (Psalms 58:3) is speaking about the potential to commit sin, not being an actual sinner.  

Rebuttal: If the Tanakh writers meant something else, then why didn’t they record it as it was meant? The Tanakh translators utilize a vast amount of vocabulary dictionaries and ancient texts to pick the exact interpretation..  The language and context used is that of one who is a sinner, not of one who will be a sinner.

“The wicked are estranged from the womb” -not- “will be” (future tense), instead “are” (present tense)

“they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.”

not will go astray as adults.

Quran Logic: The Quran corrects the fallacy that children are inherently evil or have contracted sin of previous generations;

“We have indeed created man in the best of moulds.”  (Quran 95:4)

“Every soul draws the wages of its acts on none But itself: no bearer of burdens can bear The burden of another.”  (Quran 6:164)

“…No laden soul will bear another’s load.  Then unto your Lord is your return; and He will tell you what ye used to do.  Lo!  He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).”  (Quran 39:7)

Tanakh Logic: Rabbis claim the only way to salvation is through blood; “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)


Multiple methods of removing sin; giving charity (Exodus 30:15-16) and (Numbers 31:50), incense (Numbers 16:46-47)

Jewish Excuse: None available.

Quran Logic: Islam teaches that there is no one single way to salvation for salvation comes from both works and  faith:

“For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).”  (Quran 13:14)

“They will say: “Did there not come to you your messengers with Clear Signs?”  They will say, “Yes”.  They will reply, “Then pray (as ye like)!  But the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile wandering) in (mazes of) error!”  (Quran 40:50)

“Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”  (Quran 2:277)

The Theological Intelligence Score of Judaism and Accountability is “0”