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Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims (Miriam L Hjalm) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2017) 9789004347168
Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims (Miriam L Hjalm) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2017) 9789004347168
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Title: Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Author: Hjalm, Miriam L

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Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004347168

Volumes: 1; Pages:

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Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition offers recent findings on the reception, translation and use of the Bible in Arabic among Jews, Samaritans, Christians and Muslims from the early Islamic era to the present day. In this volume, edited by Miriam L. Hj�lm, scholars from different fields have joined forces to illuminate various aspects of the Bible in Arabic: it depicts the characteristics of this abundant and diverse textual heritage, describes how the biblical message was made relevant for communities in the Near East and makes hitherto unpublished Arabic texts available. It also shows how various communities interacted in their choice of shared terminology and topics, and how Arabic Bible translations moved from one religious community to another.

Table of Contents

About the Authors

Introduction, Miriam L. Hj�lm

Part 1: The Bible in Context

Alexander Treiger

From Theodore Abu Qurra to Abed Azri�: The Arabic Bible in Context

Cornelia Horn

Apocrypha on Jesus? Life in the Early Islamic Milieu: From Syriac into Arabic

Peter Tarras

The Spirit Before the Letter: Theodore Ab? Qurra?s Use of Biblical Quotations in the Context of Early Christian Arabic Apologetics

David Sklare

Ninth-Century Judeo-Arabic Texts of Biblical Questions and Answers

Geoffrey K. Martin

An Anonymous Mozarab Translator at Work

Marzena Zawanowska

Reading Divine Attributes into the Medieval Karaite Bible Translations of Scriptural Texts

Meirav Nadler-Akirav

The Biographical Stories of the Prophets in the Writing of Yefet ben ?Eli

Frank Weigelt

Samaritan Bible Exegesis and its Significance for Judeo-Arabic Studies

Roy Michael McCoy III

What hath Rome to do with Seville? Exploring the Latin-to-Arabic Translation of the Gospel of Matthew in Ibn Barrajan?s (d. 536/1141) Qur'?n Commentary

Na?em Ilan

Aspects of Abraham Maimuni?s Attitude towards Christians in His Commentary on Genesis 36

Dennis Halft OP

Ism???l Qazv?n?: A Twelfth/ Eighteenth-Century Jewish Convert to Im?m? S??ism and His Critique of Ibn Ezra?s Commentary on the Four Kingdoms (Daniel 2:31?45)

Rana H. Issa

Al-Shidyaq-Lee Version (1857): An Example of a Non-Synchronous Nineteenth-Century Arabic Bible



Part 2: Translating Tradition

Nathan P. Gibson

A Mid-Ninth-Century Arabic Translation of Isaiah? Glimpses from al-Ja?h?iz?

Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala

Geographica neotestamentica: Adapting Place Names in Arabic in an Andalusi Version of the Gospel of Mark

Vevian Zaki

The Textual History of the Arabic Pauline Epistles: One Version, Three Recensions, Six Manuscripts

Mats Eskhult

Translation Technique in the Epistle to the Hebrews as Edited by Edvard Stenij from Codex Tischendorf

Arik Sadan

Islamic Terminology, the Epithets and Names Used for God and Proper Nouns in Yefet ben ?Eli?s Translation of the Book of Job in Judeo-Arabic

Miriam L. Hjalm

The Major Prophets in Arabic: The Authorship of Pethi?n Revisited in Light of New Findings

Part 3: Hitherto Unpublished Texts

Amir Ashur, Sivan Nir and Meira Polliack

Three Fragments of Sa'adya Gaon?s Arabic Translation of Isaiah Copied by the Court Scribe Joseph ben Samuel (c. 1181?1209)

Ilana Sasson

Yefet ben 'Eli?s Introduction to His Commentary on the Book of Proverbs

Alexander Treiger

A Newly Discovered Karaite Arabic Translation of Genesis and Exodus ?(Undertext of the Palimpsest Sinai Gr. 930)
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