Muslim Apologetics Free Course, Lesson 004
THE CONFUSION OF MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS WITH MIRIAM THE SISTER OF MOSES AND AARON
There is a confusion of the identity of Mary the mother of Jesus in the Qu’ran (Surah 19:36-37; 66:12). In the Hebrew language she is Miriam. She is the daughter of Emran in Qu’ran. In Hebrew Emran is Amram who was the father of Moses and Aaron. There is no where in history as well in the Bible where it is said Miriam was the mother of Jesus. The father of Mary the mother of Jesus was Heli who was the son-in-law of Joseph the foster father of Jesus (Luke 3:23).
THE OLD TESTAMENT TEACHING OF TRINITY
The term Trinity was first used by Tertullian in 220 A.D in North Africa. He used the Latin term trinitus which has been translated to Trinity in English. This was accepted by the Christian church as a good term to refer to the unity of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The term has been ever used in the Christian circles until today.
The NT has oftentimes accused by critics such as also by the Jews that it is a document that teaches about Trinity. It is under such thinking that I have decided to use the OT as the major source of the teaching of the doctrine of Trinity.