Bible and Qurʼān: Essays in Scriptural Intertextuality

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John C. Reeves
BRILL, 2004 - Religion - 245 pages
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The Bible and the Qur'?n share a common layer of discourse based on stories and legends associated with certain paradigmatic characters like Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Yet most biblical scholars are unfamiliar with the rich contents of Islamicate scriptural lore. The nine essays in the present volume, all from scholars who center their research on the intersections of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literary traditions, explore various aspects of the textual and behavioral connections discernible among these three major Near Eastern religious communities. The book will appeal to students and scholars of Bible and biblical lore, particularly in diverse exegetical contexts; Biblicists interested in the reception history of Bible within the Islamicate cultural sphere; specialists in ancient and medieval Jewish literary history and folklore; scholars of eastern Christian history and literature; Islamicists with an interest in the Jewish and/or Christian textual and exegetical elements visible in early and medieval Islam. Contributors include Fred Astren, Reuven Firestone, Sidney H. Griffith, Brian M. Hauglid, Kathryn Kueny, Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Gordon D. Newby, John C. Reeves, Vernon K. Robbins, and Brannon M. Wheeler. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (

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Some Modern Studies of Their Relationship Reuven Firestone
A Prolegomenon to the Relation of the Qurān and the Bible Vernon K Robbins and Gordon D Newby
Some Explorations of the Intertwining of Bible and Qurān John C Reeves
Israel and the Torah of Muhammad Brannon M Wheeler
Biblical and Qurānic Intertextuality and the Anticipation of Muhammad Brian M Hauglid
The Prediction and Prefiguration of Muhammad Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Gospel the Qurān and the Presentation of Jesus in alYaqūbīs Tarīkh Sidney H Griffith
Islamic Male Circumcision As AntiAnteCovenantal Practice Kathryn Kueny
Aspects of Mourning in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Islam Fred Astren
Index to Citations of Bible Jewish and Christian Parascriptural Sources and Qurān
Index of ScripturalParascriptural Characters
Index of Postscriptural Traditional Commentators and Tradents
Index of Modern Authors

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John C. Reeves, Ph.D. (1989) in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, is Blumenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.