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The Qur an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

Author : Emran El-Badawi
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This book is a study of related passages found in the Arabic Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved in the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the work of traditional Muslim scholars, including al-Biqā‘ī (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), who wrote books examining connections between the Qur’ān on the one hand, and Biblical passages and Aramaic terminology on the other, as well as modern western scholars, including Sidney Griffith who argue that pre-Islamic Arabs accessed the Bible in Aramaic. The Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions examines the history of religious movements in the Middle East from 180-632 CE, explaining Islam as a response to the disunity of the Aramaic speaking churches. It then compares the Arabic text of the Qur’ān and the Aramaic text of the Gospels under four main themes: the prophets; the clergy; the divine; and the apocalypse. Among the findings of this book are that the articulator as well as audience of the Qur’ān were monotheistic in origin, probably bilingual, culturally sophisticated and accustomed to the theological debates that raged between the Aramaic speaking churches. Arguing that the Qur’ān’s teachings and ethics echo Jewish-Christian conservatism, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Religion, History, and Literature.

Sectarian Scripture The Qur an s Dogmatic Re articulation of the Aramaic Gospel Traditions in the Late Antique Near East

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As a scripture of the late antique Near East (180--632 CE), the Qur'an was in dialogue with numerous impulses coming from the Judeo-Christian as well as Zoroastrian sphere. The religious movement within which the Qur'an arose was the religion preached by Muh & dotbelow;ammad (d. 632), whose Arabic name Islam paralleled that of the waning mashlman uta, or "prophetic tradition," of the Syriac speaking churches, and which patriarchs like John of Ephesus (d. 586) and Babai the Great (d. 628) sought to reconsolidate.

the quran and the gospels

Author : muhammed m.abu laylah
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New Perspectives on the Qur an

Author : Gabriel Said Reynolds
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This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’ān’s own conversation with the religions and literatures of its day. Particular attention is paid to recent debates and controversies in the field, and to uncovering the Qur’ān’s relationship with Judaism and Christianity. After a foreword by Abdolkarim Soroush, chapters by renowned experts cover: method in Qur'ānic Studies analysis of material evidence, including inscriptions and ancient manuscripts, for what they show of the Qur'ān’s origins the language of the Qur'ān and proposed ways to emend our reading of the Qur'ān how our knowledge of the religious groups at the time of the Qur'ān’s emergence might contribute to a better understanding of the text the Qur'ān’s conversation with Biblical literature and traditions that challenge the standard understanding of the holy book. This debate of recent controversial proposals for new interpretations of the Qur'ān will shed new light on the Qur’anic passages that have been shrouded in mystery and debate. As such, it will be a valuable reference for scholars of Islam, the Qur’an, Christian-Muslim relations and the Middle East.

Moses in the Qur an and Islamic Exegesis

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Relating the Muslim understanding of Moses in the Qur'an to the Epic of Gilgamesh, Alexander Romances, Aramaic Targums, Rabbinic Bible exegesis, and folklore from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, this book shows how Muslim scholars authorize and identify themselves through allusions to the Bible and Jewish tradition. Exegesis of Qur'an 18:60-82 shows how Muslim exegetes engage Biblical theology through interpretation of the ancient Israelites, their prophets, and their Torah. This Muslim use of a scripture shared with Jews and Christians suggests fresh perspectives for the history of religions, Biblical studies, cultural studies, and Jewish-Arabic studies.

Die Entstehung Einer Weltreligion III

Author : Markus Gross
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The Bible An Islamic Perspective

Author : Jay R. Crook
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The Aramaic Version of the Bible

Author : Étan Levine
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Presents the Aramaic targum as a document with its own particular interpretation of history, religious posture, social philosophy and juridical stance. Levine surveys the targum, identifies its salient features, categorizes its contents and provides some coherence for cases wherein it differs from Scripture. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Journal of Biblical Literature

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A Muslim Study of the Origins of the Christian Church

Author : Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
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Back to the Books

Author : James R. Nelson
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Relatively few Christians have any deep first-hand knowledge of Muslims and relatively few Muslims have any deep first-hand knowledge of Christians. As a result, most Muslims and Christians assume that the other is totally wrong about who God is, that their book is wrong, and that they have very little in common with each other. Our opinions are based on rumors and negative portrayals by the media, and are driven by fear and hatred.Muslims and Christians have traditionally focused on the differences in traditions, theology, and culture between them. Because of historical conflict, the attitudes have generally been negative, assuming the worst. Indeed, there are significant differences between our traditions and our theologies. As we get closer to our sources, the Bible and the Qur'an, we will find that there are fewer and less severe differences. But even translations of the Bible and the Qur'an tend to emphasize their distinctives and differences, rather than their similarities and commonalities. Back to the Books! goes back to the original sources (the Bible in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic for Christians and the Qur'an in Arabic for Muslims), and examines what they actually say about 26 topics crucial to our lives and interactions. These have been traditionally viewed as points of conflict, but Back to the Books! gives you the evidence how close they actually are. When you examine what the Bible and the Qur'an actually say, you will be amazed at how much they agree!Because of our lack of understanding of each other's books, both Christians and Muslims have distanced themselves from each other. Back to the Books! looks at the Bible and the Qur'an with an attitude of respect, and shows that together we can find unity. Muslims and Christians comprise more than half the population of the world, and if Muslims and Christians can come together around our books in understanding and friendship, we can be a powerful force to transform our wayward cultures and turn them back to God. This book looks at five areas: The Books, The Nature of God, The Prophets, The Religions, and Eternal Destiny.

Qur anic Hermeneutics

Author : Abdulla Galadari
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Qur'anic Hermeneutics argues for the importance of understanding the polysemous nature of the words in the Qur'an and outlines a new method of Qur'anic exegesis called intertextual polysemy. By interweaving science, history and religious studies, Abdulla Galadari introduces a linguistic approach which draws on neuropsychology. This book features examples of intertextual polysemy within the Qur'an, as well as between the Qur'an and the Bible. It provides examples that intimately engage with Christological concepts of the Gospels, in addition to examples of allegorical interpretation through inner-Qur'anic allusions. Galadari reveals how new creative insights are possible, and argues that the Qur'an did not come to denounce the Gospel–which is one of the stumbling blocks between Islam and Christianity–but only to interpret it in its own words. This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.

The Qur an Seminar Commentary Le Qur an Seminar

Author : Mehdi Azaiez
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The present volume is the work of 25 scholars who represent various specializations important to the study of the Qur'an, including Arabic language, comparative Semitic linguistics, paleography, epigraphy, history, rhetorical theory, hermeneutics, and Biblical studies. The starting point of this work was a series of five international conferences on the Qur'an at the University of Notre Dame over the academic year 2012-13, although the commentaries contributed during those conferences have been carefully edited to avoid repetition. Readers of The Qur'an Seminar Commentary will find that the 50 passages selected for inclusion in this work include many of the most important and influential elements of the Qur'an, including: - Q 1, al-Fatiha- Q 2:30-39, the angelic prostration before Adam- Q 2:255, the “Throne Verse”- Q 3:7, the muhkamat and mutashabihat- Q 4:3, polygamy and monogamy- Q 5:112-15, the table (al-ma'ida) from heaven- Q 9:29, fighting the People of the Book and the jizya- Q 12, the story of Joseph- Q 24:45, the “Light Verse”- Q 33:40, the “seal of the prophets”- Q 53, the “satanic verses”- Q 96, including the passage often described as the “first revelation”- Q 97, the “night of qadr”- Q 105, the “Companions of the Elephant”- Q 112, on God and the denial of a divine son The collaborative nature of this work, which involves a wide range of scholars discussing the same passages from different perspectives, offers readers with an unprecedented diversity of insights on the Qur'anic text.

Christmas in the Koran

Author : Ibn Warraq
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Centering on the pioneering work of Christoph Luxenberg, this anthology of scholarly yet accessible studies of the Koran makes a convincing case that Islam's holy book borrowed heavily from Christian texts in Syriac and other Near Eastern sources. In this important compilation, Ibn Warraq focuses on the pioneering work in Syriac and Arabic linguistics of Christoph Luxenberg, a native speaker of Arabic who lives in the West and writes under a pseudonym. Luxenberg's careful studies of the Koran are significant for many reasons. First, he has clarified numerous obscurities in the Koran by treating the confusing passages as poor translations into Arabic of original Syriac texts. He demonstrates that when one translates the difficult Arabic words back into Syriac, the meaning becomes clear. Beyond textual clarity, Luxenberg's scholarship provides ample evidence that the Koran developed from a Judeo-Christian background, since Syriac (a dialect of Aramaic) was the main language of both Jews and Christians in the Middle East before the advent of Islam. Ibn Warraq supplies English translations of key articles by Luxenberg that originally appeared in German and have never before been available to an English readership. This is followed by commentary by other scholars on Luxenberg's work. Also included are articles by earlier specialists who anticipated the later insights of Luxenberg, and more recent scholarship inspired by his methodology. Erudite but accessible, this groundbreaking collection is must reading for anyone with an interest in the origins of the Koran and the early history of Islam.

Back to the Books

Author : Jeffrey Hayes
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Relatively few Christians have any deep first-hand knowledge of Muslims and relatively few Muslims have any deep first-hand knowledge of Christians. As a result, most Muslims and Christians assume that the other is totally wrong about who God is, that their book is wrong, and that they have very little in common with each other. Our opinions are based on rumors and negative portrayals by the media, and are driven by fear and hatred.Muslims and Christians have traditionally focused on the differences in traditions, theology, and culture between them. Because of historical conflict, the attitudes have generally been negative, assuming the worst. Indeed, there are significant differences between our traditions and our theologies. As we get closer to our sources, the Bible and the Qur'an, we will find that there are fewer and less severe differences. But even translations of the Bible and the Qur'an tend to emphasize their distinctives and differences, rather than their similarities and commonalities. Back to the Books! goes back to the original sources (the Bible in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic for Christians and the Qur'an in Arabic for Muslims), and examines what they actually say about 26 topics crucial to our lives and interactions. These have been traditionally viewed as points of conflict, but Back to the Books! gives you the evidence how close they actually are. When you examine what the Bible and the Qur'an actually say, you will be amazed at how much they agree!Because of our lack of understanding of each other's books, both Christians and Muslims have distanced themselves from each other. Back to the Books! looks at the Bible and the Qur'an with an attitude of respect, and shows that together we can find unity. Muslims and Christians comprise more than half the population of the world, and if Muslims and Christians can come together around our books in understanding and friendship, we can be a powerful force to transform our wayward cultures and turn them back to God. This book looks at five areas: The Books, The Nature of God, The Prophets, The Religions, and Eternal Destiny.

The Bible in Arabic

Author : Sidney H. Griffith
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From the first centuries of Islam to well into the Middle Ages, Jews and Christians produced hundreds of manuscripts containing portions of the Bible in Arabic. Until recently, however, these translations remained largely neglected by Biblical scholars and historians. In telling the story of the Bible in Arabic, this book casts light on a crucial transition in the cultural and religious life of Jews and Christians in Arabic-speaking lands. In pre-Islamic times, Jewish and Christian scriptures circulated orally in the Arabic-speaking milieu. After the rise of Islam--and the Qur'an's appearance as a scripture in its own right--Jews and Christians translated the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament into Arabic for their own use and as a response to the Qur'an's retelling of Biblical narratives. From the ninth century onward, a steady stream of Jewish and Christian translations of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament crossed communal borders to influence the Islamic world. The Bible in Arabic offers a new frame of reference for the pivotal place of Arabic Bible translations in the religious and cultural interactions between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Senses of Scripture Treasures of Tradition

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Senses of Scriptures, Treasures of Tradition, edited by Miriam L Hjälm, provides insights into the Bible and its reception in Arabic among Jews, Samaritans, Christians and Muslims.

The Virgin Birth

Author : Thomas David Boslooper
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Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam

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The Separated Ones

Author : Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
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