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Qur’an 4:158 - Did Jesus die or not?

There are different answers to the question in the Qur’an:

1. Jesus died – Qur’an 3:144, 23:15, 39:30
“Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) have passed away before him.” (Qur’an 3:144 – Pickthall)
This verse saus that all prophets before Muhammad had died.
“Then indeed, after that you are to die.” (Qur’an 23:15)
“Indeed, you are to die, and indeed, they are to die.” (Qur’an 39:30)
Qur’an 23:15, 39:30 is telling us that everyone will die.

2. Jesus did not die –Qur’an 4:158
“Rather, Allah raised him to Himself.” (Qur’an 4:158)
Jesus went immediately to heaven and did not die.

3. Conclusion
There is an issue about two Qur’an verses that Jesus died. According to the Qur’an, Jesus is a prophet and that he lived before Muhammad. One verse is telling us that all prophets before Muhammad died, a contrast with another Qur’an verse that Jesus went immediately to heaven and did not die. An issue in the Qur’an. A possible way out is the Christian interpretation that Jesus has both a human and an eternal nature. In that case Jesus died and went immediately to heaven as the Gospel is telling us.