The Tanakh, The Quran, and Monotheism

Although Judaism is the pillar of Monotheism compared to Christianity, the Tanakh does portray God with human characteristics:

Tanakh Logic: Within the following passage, the Tanakh clearly errs in stating that God rests.

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.  And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:2).

Tanakh narrators took the idea that God rested further still when they wrote as follows:

“In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed” (Exodus 31: 17)

Jewish Excuse: Copyist error.

Rebuttal: Tanakh Scholars admit that some of the errors in the Tanakh are attributed to copyist errors, thus confirming needing the Holy Quran to correct the errors.

Quran Logic: According to the Quran, God does not display any human attributes of weakness or fatigue, and hence, does not need rest.  This false claim of God needing rest is corrected in God’s own words when God declared:

“And verily we created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six periods, and naught of weariness touched us” (Quran 50:38).

According to the Holy Quran, the Final Testament, God does not get tired “Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him” (Quran 2:255).

Tanakh Logic: “Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.  (Psalm 78:65)

“Awake, why do you sleep, O Lord?”  (Psalms 44:23)

Jewish Excuse: None available.

Quran Logic: Where would we be if God needed to sleep?  God in the Quran is depicted in a true light when He, The Almighty is describing Himself by stating: “Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him” (Quran 2:255)

Tanakh Logic: God cannot move iron; “And the Lord was with Judah; and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.”  (Judges 1:19)

Jewish Excuse: God did not want to move the iron because Judah’s army was disobedient.

Rebuttal: Tanakh scholars contradict themselves by saying that the promise to Judah was conditional; hence, God purposefully did not move the iron (even though no hint of this scenario is mentioned in the passage).  While in other excuses, the promise to Judah is unconditional; (Judges 1:19) clearly states that God did indeed ‘help Judah’s army and drove out the inhabitants of the mountain’, hence there was no animosity between God and the army of Judah, thus invalidating this excuse.

Quran Logic: Nothing of God’s creation is too powerful for God to destroy:

“And the day on which We will cause the mountains to pass away and you will see the earth a leveled plain and We will gather them and leave not any one of them behind.”  (Quran 18:47)

“They will ask thee of the mountains (on that day).  Say: My Lord will break them into scattered dust.”  (Quran 20:105)

Tanakh Logic: God does not see everything and is not omnipresent (Genesis 3:8-10)

Jewish Excuse: God became a visible manifestation, hence was no longer everywhere.

Rebuttal: This is something Rabbis never grasped; God means God. The All Knowing, The All Hearing and The All Seeing can and does know everything, everywhere at the same time.  Sounds impossible?  That is why we call Him God. 

Quran Logic: God is always aware of what is hidden and seen within the heavens and earth.  God sees our lives before we do and God see our inner most thoughts before we think them, so how can it be that God cannot see everything.

“Seest thou not that Allah doth know (all) that is in the heavens and on earth?  There is not a secret consultation between three, but He makes the fourth among them, – Nor between five but He makes the sixth, – nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst, wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment.  For Allah has full knowledge of all things.”  (Quran 58:7)

The Theological Intelligence Score of Judaism and Monotheism is “5”. Although Judaism is a True Monotheism like Islam, the Bible does humanize God that perhaps gave Christianity the Opening to turn Our Creator into a full time flesh god.