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Did Solomon actually gather together an army of demons (jinn), humans and birds to do battle?

Bible: No       Qur'an: Yes

1 Timothy 4:7 – refuse profane and old wives’ fables.

2 Timothy 4:4 – And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Peter 1:16 – For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

An-Naml 27:17 – And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order...

Note: The story about King Solomon, the Hooppe Bird, and the Queen of Sheba in An-Naml 27:15-44 is a Jewish fable taken from the II Targum of Esther 2nd Cent. A.D.

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