reply to post by mideast
Muslims believe that scribes corrupted the original reading from Ishmael to Isaac.
This idea stems from the islamic misunderstanding of the phrase "only son", it becomes necessary to explain what this phrase exactly means in
relation to Isaac. A careful reading of the Holy Bible shows that the phrase is used to affirm Isaac's unique status, a status based on the
Isaac was the only promised child of Abraham, a fact which the Quran agrees with (cf. Genesis 17:15-21; Surah 11:69-73, 37:112-113, 51:24-30). Ishmael
was never a promised child.
Isaac was conceived miraculously to a barren mother and a very aged father, with the Quran likewise agreeing (cf. Genesis 17:15-17, 18:9-15, 21:1-7;
Galatians 4:28-29; Surah 11:69-73, 51:24-30).
Ishmael was conceived normally without the need of any miraculous intervention.
God promised that it would be Isaac's descendants who would inherit the land given to Abraham. (Genesis 13:14-18, 15:18-21, 28:13-14). Ishmael had no
part in the inheritance and promise given to Isaac through Abraham.
It is for these reasons that Isaac is called Abraham's only son since God himself reckoned him as the child of promise and blessings, an honor never
bestowed upon Ishmael.
Even more amazing is the fact that the Quran never mentions the name of the sacrificial child; amazing indeed considering how overzealous some Muslims
have been in their attempts to prove that Ishmael, not Isaac, was that son.
So with that information Mideast how can you actually believe that ismail was the chosen son? Its in the qu ran and bible you can look them both up.
Ishmails decendants are wrong if thats the case. I do not mean no harm but evidence points to the direction that ishmails decendants were wrong.
Now do not take offense to what I am about to say here.
Although Hagar was gifted to Abraham it does not change the fact that he was promised a child FROM HIS WIFE AND NOT HAGAR.
Usually a man having a child out of wedlock to another woman is called a NON legitimate child.
Still Abraham was not patient enough and had a kid with someone who was not his wife.
HE was promised to have the blessed child by his WIFE LITERALLY not some servant woman.
That is what I was getting at. So WHY with that evidence is Ismail considered special?