In the Beginning - Interactive

The Creation story in the Abrahamic faiths is remarkably similar. Explore the common narrative of the story highlighted in the texts of the Bible and the Quran. Much of the content of the texts of the Abrahamic faiths share striking similarities.

The following six images are part of a series by Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis depicting the Creation of the World. Each slide contains a Biblical verse and a Qur'anic verse, both for comparison of one another.

Void
Void

Genesis 1:2 The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Qur'an 21:30 Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity... Creation of the World II Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Earth
Earth

Genesis 1:6 And God said, "Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." Qur'an 41:11 Then He [God] directed Himself to the heavens while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, "Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion." They said, "We have come willingly." Creation of the World III Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Finality
Finality

Void
Void

Genesis 1:2 The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Qur'an 21:30 Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity... Creation of the World II Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

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