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Bible and Qur’ân. Essays in scriptural Intertextuality (éd. John C. REEVES)

Bible and Qur'ân. Essays in scriptural Intertextuality (éd. John C. REEVES)

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John C. Reeves est Professeur d’études juives à l’Université de Caroline du Nord à Charlotte (University of North Carolina).


The Bible and the Qur‘an 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.

Table des matières

Preface vii
Abbreviations xi

 The Qur’an and the Bible: Some Modern Studies of Their Relationship 1
 A Prolegomenon to the Relation of the Qur’an and the Bible 23
 Some Explorations of the Intertwining of Bible and Qur’an 43
 Israel and the Torah of Muhammad 61
 On the Early Life of Abraham: Biblical and Qur’anic Intertextuality and the Anticipation of Muhammad 87
 The Prediction and Prefiguration of Muhammad 107
 The Gospel, the Qur’an, and the Presentation of Jesus in al-Ya’qubi’s Ta’rikh 133
 Abraham’s Test: Islamic Male Circumcision As Anti/Ante-Covenantal Practice 161
 Depaganizing Death: Aspects of Mourning in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Islam 183
 Bibliography 201
 Index to Citations of Bible, Jewish and Christian Parascriptural Sources, and Quran

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