No Jesus, Christ or Christians in the Quran

One of the biggest 'misrepresentations' of the purported history of Christianity - and repeated to this day - is how Jesus and Christians appear in the Quran.

Josephus describes an angelic annunciation for a king Izas/Izates; he is probably King Abgarus V the Black, in Edessa (and the mythical correspondence between him and "Jesus" is actually 4QMMT (or MMT) of the Dead Sea Scrolls - written by James, another IS).

IS and IS Chrest then appear in sacred writings, and Chrest/Chrestians in much other, reliable archaeology.

Isa then appears in the Quran.

There is no suggestion anywhere until after this, in any archaeology (artefact, or cultural layer) for "Jesus Christ".

Izas - IS - Isa - never "Jesus".

But what of Christians?

First, unlearn the concept that the Christian textual tradition is historical. It is mythological. Medieval monks had no interest in investing in secular history, only in works productive for the Roman Church.

Next, look at what is actually written in the Quran: naSara.

This word means "supporters", so in Surah As-Saf (16:41):

"O you who have believed, be supporters of Allah, as when Isa, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, "Who are my supporters for Allah?" The disciples said, "We are supporters of Allah," And a fraction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant."
One can alo argue that the same word, naSara, was chosen to continue the biblical parodies of Nazarite, with Nazarene and Nazareth,

Personally, I think a lot is going on here. For example, the sarcophagus of Helen, queen and mother of Izas, actually has the name Sara inscribed.


Read John Bartram's answer to Is there any historical evidence of Muhammad's existence outside of religious texts? on Quora

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