The Psalmist On Nothing Escaping The Sun's Heat

 

 

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Bassam Zawadi

 

 

The Bible says that nothing can escape the sun's heat...

 

 

 

Psalm 19:4-6

Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.

 

Clearly the Psalmist didn't understand the vastness of the universe and how there are many things in the universe that are not affected at all by the Sun's heat.

 

Some Christians may try to argue back that the Psalmist's intention was to refer to all things on earth. However, this answer still won't help their argument for you have bats that live in caves that don't interact with sunlight and only go out at night to harvest on fruits, insects, pollen, etc.

 

You also have sea creatures such as the pelagic fangtooths that live more than 16,000 feet deep into the ocean waters where there is absolutely no sunlight penetrating through.

 

Also you have Israeli researchers discovering an ecosystem in a cave around 100 meters deep into the ground without being exposed to sunlight. ("Israeli researchers discover eight new species in ancient ecosystem", June 7, 2006, ISRAEL21c, Available: http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles%5El1324&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Culture)

 

 

The Qur'an states in Chapter 24, Verse 40...

 

 

Or as darkness on a vast, abysmal sea. There covereth him a wave, above which is a wave, above which is a cloud. Layer upon layer of darkness. When he holdeth out his hand he scarce can see it. And he for whom Allah hath not appointed light, for him there is no light.

 

 

So we see that the Qur'an indirectly goes against this by speaking about the darkness found in the depth of the seas. Thus, the Qur'an speaks about some place in which there is no light.

Thus, we can conclude that the Bible contains a scientific error that the Qur'an indirectly, yet clearly avoids. This again is another proof from many other proofs that the Prophet (peace be upon him) could not have plagiarized from the Bible; for if he did then he would have also copied its errors as well.

 

 

 

 

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