Dr. Ali Ataie discusses two topics:
1. Isaiah 53. He explains how Jewish exegetes have dealt with this passage. Who could the Suffering Servant be according to the Jews? And how do the Christian arguments fail?
2. James the Brother of Jesus and the Apostle Paul. Dr. Ali presents a narrative history of how we went from Jesus to Muhammad. This includes explaining the early, post-apostolic, and modern conflicts between proto-Islam/Islam and proto-orthodox/trinitarian Christianity. He touches upon the Nazarenes, Ebionites, and the patristics and how all of these things relate to the Quran’s Christology.
*For further reading I strongly recommend: The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-Jesus-Lost-Teachings-Christianity/dp/1594770433
Dr. Ali Ataie is a scholar of biblical hermeneutics with field specialties in Sacred Languages, Comparative Theology, and Comparative Literature. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Ataie has taught Arabic, Creedal Theology, Comparative Theology, Sciences of the Quran, Introduction to the Qur’an, and Seminal Ancient Texts. He received his PhD in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union. Dr. Ataie is a native Persian speaker and can read and write Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek.