Ezra, the Son of God?


In Surah at-Taubah, 9:30, we find the astonishing statement:

And the Jews say, "Ezra is the Son of God;"
and the Christians say, "The Messiah is the Son of God." ...

While the statement about the Christian doctrine is correct, the claim that "Ezra is the Son of God" is wrong and such a belief has never been a tenet of the Jewish faith. It cannot be found in the Jewish Scriptures nor in the commentaries like Talmud and Mishnah [as far as I know, but please prove me wrong by giving a reference!].

Until then, this is a clear error in the Qur'an.

Further discussion:

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