The Bible, the Qur'an and Science is an outcome of a long and sustained effort of Dr. Maurice Bucaille, an eminent French surgeon, scientist and scholar. It represents the sum-total of his life-long investigation about science and scriptures and their mutual relationship. This work has proved to be a unique contribution in the field of religion and science.
The book appeared some twenty-five years ago in its original French version. Later it was translated into English and earned a wide readership of enthusiastic admirers. It was translated into several other languages including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.
The author examines the origins of the Old Testament, sources and history of the Gospels and highlights evidence of science in it. He explores the authenticity of the Qur'an, identifies scientific phenomena described in the Qur'an such as the creation of heavens and earth, astronomy, earth science, water cycle, animal and plant kingdoms and human reproduction. Dr. Maurice Bucaille addressed the French Academy of Medicine in 1976 concerning the existence in the Qur'an of certain statements on physiology and reproduction. He reasoned that:
" ...our knowledge of these disciplines is such that it is impossible to explain how a text produced at the time of the Qur'an could have contained ideas that have only been discovered in modern times..."