I WELCOME debates and discussions with MUSLIMS who ATTACK the BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY and the LORD JESUS. These debates expose more about Islam than their intended targets.
One thing exposed is the ERROR in QURAN 19:28, which a MUSLIM named BEN LANCUYAN, AFFIRMED--wittingly or unwittingly.
Quran 19:28 is about Islam's version of the Virgin Mary, who the verse (ayah) described as the "SISTER OF AARON."
The verse reads, starting from Quran 19:27 (from the Meanings of the Quran by Muhammad Mohsin Khan):
Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him. They said: "O Mary! Indeed you have brought a thing Fariyy (a mighty thing). [Tafsir Al-Tabari]
"O sister (i.e. the like) of Harun (Aaron)! Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor your mother was an unchaste woman."
MARY, 'SISTER OF AARON'
In Quran 19:28, it is CLEAR that "Mary," the mother of the Islamic Jesus (Isa), is described as the "SISTER OF AARON."
Anyone who knows BIBLICAL HISTORY knows that Mary is NOT the "SISTER OF AARON."
Mary lived in New Testament times (6BC to 100AD), while Aaron lived in the Old Testament--some 1,200 up to 1,600 years earlier.
For those who don't know Aaron, he was the brother of Moses, who liberated the Israelites from Egypt, sometime in 1600BC to 1200BC.
The time difference makes the claim of Quran 19:28 as IMPOSSIBLE.
So, to people who know HISTORY and the BIBLE, there is a SERIOUS ERROR in Quran 19:28.
MARY is NOT the SISTER of AARON. It is that simple.
MARY, 'DAUGHTER OF IMRAN'
The claim of QURAN 19:28 that MARY is the BIOLOGICAL or LITERAL "SISTER OF AARON" is BOLSTERED by the claim of other verses in the Quran, specifically QURAN 66:12.
QURAN 66:12 states:
"And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of 'Imran who guarded her chastity. And We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Ruh [i.e. Jibril (Gabriel) ], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allah: "Be!" - and he was; that is 'Îsa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) as a Messenger of Allah], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitun (i.e. obedient to Allah) ."
Who is IMRAN?
IMRAN is the Arabic equivalent of the name AMRAM, the FATHER of AARON in the OLD TESTAMENT.
Exodus 6:20 says:
"Amram married Jochebed his father's sister and she bore him Aaron and Moses, and the length of Amram's life was one hundred thirty-seven years."
So, the claim of QURAN 19:28 that MARY is the "SISTER OF AARON," plus the claim of QURAN 66:12 that MARY is "the DAUGHTER OF IMRAN" provide CLEAR BASIS for saying that the QURAN SEES MARY is the LITERAL and BIOLOGICAL SISTER of AARON.
And for those who know HISTORY and the BIBLE, QURAN 19:28 and QURAN 66:12 PROVE a SERIOUS ERROR in the TEXTS.
NO ERROR, SAY MUSLIMS
Not surprisingly, MUSLIMS, like LANCUYAN who ATTACK the Bible based on the flimsiest of reasons, insist that there is "no error" with Quran 19:28 declaring that MARY is the "SISTER OF AARON."
But it was in defending Quran 19:28 that Lancuyan affirmed its error.
Lancuyan said in his blog (Defender of the Straight Path):
"We, MUslims will die with fact that Mary is NOT a biological sister of Aaron."
Oddly, as I said, Lancuyan made that statement while trying to disprove any error in Quran 19:28.
As it turned out, he even HIGHLIGHTED the error by directly CONTRADICTING the claim of the verse that Mary is the "SISTER OF AARON."
In short, even Lancuyan agrees that Mary "SISTER OF AARON" is WRONG.
Even Muslims DISAGREE with the claim of QURAN 19:28.