My Little Finger is Thicker Than My Fathers Waist

By: Prof.dr. Ibrahim Khalil

Before dealing with the topic of the Finger in Quran versus Bible versus sciences, it is mandatory to remember that the total words in the Bible are 788,280 while the total words in the Quran are 77,473. It follows that, the Bible is more than 10 times the Quran word-wise. The Finger is mentioned 43 times in the Bible and five times in the Quran, i.e. the Bible mentions the Finger about nine times as does the Quran. In other words, the Bible has the potential of more than 10 times (word-wise) and about nine times (subject-wise) than the Quran to talk about the Finger.
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The Finger in the Bible:

The finger of God is found in five verses:
Exodus 8:19
The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart was hard...
Exodus 31:18
When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
Deuteronomy 9:10
The Lord gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. On them were all the commandments the Lord proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.
Psalm 8:3
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
Luke 11:20
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

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Blood and alter are mentioned in seven verses; in them blood is mentioned 12 times and alter is mentioned 15 times
Exodus 29:12
Take some of the bull's blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.

Leviticus 4:25
Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.

Leviticus 4:30
Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.

Leviticus 4:34
Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.

Leviticus 8:15
Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it.

Leviticus 9:9
His sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.

Isaiah 17:8
They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands, and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles and the incense altars their fingers have made.
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Psalm 144:1
[ Of David. ] Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
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Dip the finger is found in five verses:

Leviticus 4:6
He is to dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord, in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.
Leviticus 4:17
He shall dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle it before the Lord seven times in front of the curtain.
Leviticus 9:9
His sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 14:16
dip his right forefinger into the oil in his palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of it before the Lord seven times.
Luke 16:24
So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

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Blood and the finger are cited in 10 verses:

Exodus 29:12
Take some of the bull's blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 4:25
Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 4:30
Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 4:34
Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 8:15
Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it.
Leviticus 9:9
His sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.
Leviticus 16:14
He is to take some of the bull's blood and with his finger sprinkle it on the front of the atonement cover; then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the atonement cover.
Leviticus 16:19
He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.
Numbers 19:4
Then Eleazar the priest is to take some of its blood on his finger and sprinkle it seven times toward the front of the Tent of Meeting.
Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wicked things.
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Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger...
Esther 3:10
So the king took his signet ring from his finger and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.
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A huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot
2 Samuel 21:20 and 1 Chronicles 20:6
In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot-twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha.
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'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
1 Kings 12:10 and 2 Chronicles 10:10
The young men who had grown up with him replied, "Tell these people who have said to you, 'Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter'-tell them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
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Job 1:12
The Lord said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Proverbs 6:13
who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,

tablet of your heart
Proverbs 7:3
Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

do not spend your strength on women
Proverbs 31:19
3 do not spend your strength on women,
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting

Song of Solomon 5:5
I arose to open for my lover, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh, on the handles of the lock.

Isaiah 2:8
Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.

Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

Jeremiah 52:21
Each of the pillars was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference ; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.

Daniel 5:5
Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.

Matthew 23:4
They (The teachers of the law) tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
Luke 11:46
Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.

Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.
Mark 7:33
After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.

Luke 15:22
"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

John 8:7
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

We have seen the Lord
John 20:25
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."
John 20:27
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."

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The Finger in the Quran:

Noah's debates with the unbelievers.
This issue of Noah debates with them is not mentioned in the Bible.
How stupid they were? Instead of listening to Noah, they used to put their fingers in their ears and they feel proud.
Unfortunately, this is the case nowadays with the Quran.

Surah: 71, Verse: 7
Each time I (Noah) called them so that You might forgive them, they thrust their fingers in their ears and wrapped themselves in their garments, and persisted becoming very proud.

Mohammad and the unbelievers
The first battle between Muslims and them
In that Battle, Muslims were 300 and the unbelievers were more than 1000, and Muslims had beaten them

Surah: 8, Verse: 12
And when Allah revealed to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

In that Battle, Muslims were 300 and the unbelievers were more than 1000, and Muslims had beaten them

The Hypocrites, 1) their parable.

Surah: 2, Verse: 19
Or, like (those who, under) a cloudburst from the sky with darkness, thunder and lightning, they thrust their fingers in their ears at the sound of every thunderclap for fear of death, and Allah encompasses the unbelievers.

The Hypocrites, 2) their faith, fingertips and rage!

Surah: 3, Verse: 119
There you love them, and they do not love you. You believe in the entire Book. When they meet you they say: 'We, believe. 'But when alone, they bite their fingertips at you out of rage. Say: 'Die in your rage! Allah has knowledge of what is in your chests. '


The fingertips in the Afterlife!
The Quran answers the question of the unbelievers:
Can Allah gather the bones of the dead and make the dead alive again?
The Quran does not only say: YES but also say that Allah will restore the fingertips of the dead. This answer has a very deep scientific meaning because we know the fingertips of each one are special entity that is different from one to another in their fingerprint. Each one of us has its own fingerprint.
That is why, the meaning of restoration of fingertips in the Afterlife uses the scientific findings of fingerprint to serve up an important religious purpose which is the topic of the Afterlife.
This meaning is not found in the Bible.

Surah: 75, Verse: 3- 4
3) Does man think that we shall not gather his bones?
4) Yea Verily. We are able to restore his very fingertips!

Back to the main topic of my series of articles; this is my question to you smart readers: "Is the Quran quoted from the Bible "? And which book uses modern scientific findings to serve up an important religious purpose?

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