Jan 092011

All four Gospels agree that after his trial or interrogation by the Sanhedrin and high priest, Jesus was brought before Pilate to be punished. According to Mark and Matthew, Pilate asked Jesus whether he was the king of Jews, to which Jesus answered vaguely “you say so” (Mark 15:2; Matt. 27:11). Pilate’s question implies that the Jewish leaders accused Jesus of claiming to be the king of the Jews, which is how they perceived their awaited Messiah. This highly charged political accusation was bound to raise the interest of the Roman governor. The chief priests and the elders then brought many unspecified charges against Jesus, but he did not respond to any of them.

Jun 212010
The Last Verse Of The Qur'anWhen it comes to identifying the last verse of the Qur’an, scholars have shown considerable disagreement and uncertainty. There are several competing ḥadīths and historical reports.
May 092010
The First Verse Of The Qur’anLike all aspects of the Qur’an, identifying its first verse and last one has continued to attract the attention of Muslims scholars down the centuries. In this article, we will focus on the question of the first verse of the Qur'an. Sources have discussed five different views and possibilities about which verse was revealed first.