“And when Moses said to his people, “O my people, remember God’s blessing upon you, when He appointed among you Prophets, and appointed you kings, and gave you such as He had not given to any being.
O my people, enter the Holy Land (Note:Palestine) which God has prescribed for you, and turn not back in your traces, to turn about losers.”
The Jews don’t want to enter the Land at all
“They said, “Moses, there are people in it very arrogant; we will not enter it until they depart from it; if they depart from it then we will enter.”
Said two men of those that feared God whom God had blessed, “Enter against them the gate! When you enter it, you will be victors. Put you all your trust in God, if you are believers.”They said, “Moses, we will never enter it so long as they are in it. Go forth, you and your Lord, and do battle; we will be sitting here.””
The Jews are punished by Allah for Forty Years
“He (Note:Moses) said, “O my Lord, I rule no one except myself and my brother. So divide between us and the people of the ungodly.”
He (Note:Allah)said, “Then it will be forbidden them for forty years, while they are wandering in the earth; so grieve not for the people of the ungodly.””
“And We gave Moses nine signs, clear signs. Ask the Children of Israel when he came to them, and Pharaoh said to him, “Moses, I think you are bewitched.
He said, “Indeed you know that none sent these down, except the Lord of the heavens and earth, as clear proofs; and, Pharaoh, I think you are accursed.”
He desired to startle them from the land; and We drowned him and those with him, all together.And We said to the Children of Israel after him, “Dwell in the land (Note:in Palestine) and when the promise of the world to come comes to pass, We will bring you a rabble.””
“And We bequeathed on the people that were abased all the east and the west of the land (Note:it seems to be a reference to the 2 banks/sides of the Jordan river) We had blessed.
And perfectly was fulfilled the most fair word of your Lord on the Children of Israel (Note:the promise of the land of Palestine), for that they endured patiently; and We destroyed utterly the works of Pharaoh and his people, and what they had been building.”
“We will recite to you something of the tiding of Moses and Pharaoh truthfully, for a people who believe.Now Pharaoh had exalted himself in the land and had divided its inhabitants into sects, abasing one party of them, slaughtering their sons, and sparing their women; for he was of the workers of corruption.
Yet We desired to be gracious to those that were abased in the land:
1.And to make them leaders, and to make them the inheritors (Note: the inheritors of Palestine)
2.And to establish them in the land (Note:in Palestine), and to show Pharaoh and Haman, and their hosts, what they were dreading from them.”
But in the Koran that Gift of the Land seems to be Conditional
That is to say the gift was not permanent but depended on their behaviour.
“Say the Jews and Christians, “We are the sons of God, and His beloved ones.”Say: “Why then does He chastise you for your sins? No; you are mortals, of His creating; He forgives who He will, and He chastises whom He will.” For to God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them; to Him is the homecoming.”
“And We gave Moses the Book, and made it a guidance to the Children of Israel: “Take not to yourselves any guardian apart from Me.”
The seed of those We bore with Noah; he was a thankful servant.”
A reference to the First Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 586 BC
The Koran says it is predicted in the Bible.The first temple was built by Solomon in 957 BC and destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC.Nebuchadnezzar is famous for building the Hanging Gardens of Babylon,30 stories tall,in honor of his wife.It was one of the 7 wonders of Antiquity.
“And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Book(Note:the Bible): “You will do corruption in the earth twice, and you will ascend exceeding high.”
So, when the promise of the first (Note:reference to the first prediction) of these came to pass, We sent against you servants of Ours, men of great might, and they went through the habitations, and it was a promise performed.”
A reference to the Second Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD
It happened in 70 AD and was done by the Romans
“Then We gave back to you the turn to prevail over them, and We succoured you with wealth and children, and We made you a greater host.”If you do good, it is your own souls you do good to, and if you do evil it is to them likewise.”
Then, when the promise of the second (Note:reference to the second prediction) came to pass, We sent against you Our servants to discountenance you, and to enter the Temple (Note:the Temple of Jerusalem), as they entered it the first time, and to destroy utterly that which they ascended to.”
To verify the Koranic citations go to quranbrowser.com, which has:
1.Six translations by Muslims.
2.Four translations by non-Muslims.
3.The text in Arabic,with Latin letters.