One-upmanship and irrational behaviour in the Koran # 1, Adam tells the angels their names

[2.31] And He taught Adam all the names, then presented them to the angels; then He said: Tell me the names of those if you are right.
[2.32] They said: Glory be to Thee! we have no knowledge but that which Thou hast taught us; surely Thou art the Knowing, the Wise.
[2.33] He said: O Adam! inform them of their names. Then when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not say to you that I surely know what is ghaib in the heavens and the earth and (that) I know what you manifest and what you hide?

In the bible Adam gives the animals names in the first creation week. In the Koran Adam tells the angels their names. What is the purpose of this event? In what way are the angels hiding their names? The story makes no sense. To the mind of a pagan simpleton it might look impressive on the surface but it is completely non-sensical. A religion that describes its supreme deity as behaving in a weird manner as described in this passage cannot be taken seriously by any rational creature.

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One Response to One-upmanship and irrational behaviour in the Koran # 1, Adam tells the angels their names

  1. θ says:

    “Madmanna says: In the bible Adam gives the animals names in the first creation week. In the Koran Adam tells the angels their names. What is the purpose of this event? In what way are the angels hiding their names? ”

    Firstly. In Gen 2:19, out of the ground the fowls were created *after* Adam on sixth day, but previously in Gen 1:22-23 on the fifth day. Which one is true?

    Secondly. Qur’an 2:30 talks about Name of Prophet Muhammad that is written in the Throne, but no one can read it except Adam.
    Anba in the verse has two meanings: literally it means a command to “narrate” and figuratively it refers to Naba or Nabi, meaning Prophethood.
    Angels themselves have a hidden desire to look into a higher knowledge, such as the person of Ahmad of Prophet Muhammad whom Jesus revealed in John’s Gospel.
    1Pet 1:12
    Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

    Hence, Qur’an 2:30 doesn’t only talk about the names of animals or fowls, but also a higher knowledge of “alphabet” such as a name of Prophet Muhammad in the Throne, as well as knowledge of names of the existing things which were written in the book of Decree.

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