author={Gabriel Said Reynolds},
A prominent element of the Qur’ān’s material on the Jews is its report that the Israelites killed prophets sent to them. The Qur’an does not describe the killing of any particular prophet, nor does it attempt to prove in any other way that the Jews have killed the prophets. Instead the Qur’an seems to consider it common knowledge that the Jews have done so as it makes certain interreligious arguments in this light. However, on the basis of the Hebrew Bible the prominence of this theme in the… 
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‘It was made to appear to them so’: the crucifixion, Jews and Sasanian war propaganda in the Qur’ān
ABSTRACT The quranic sūra The Women 4:157-58 says that Jews claimed to have killed and crucified Christ but denies that they did so. Rather, the verse says, ‘it was made to appear to them so.’ For
“The Human Was Created Out of Haste.” On Prophecy and the Problem of Human Nature in the Qur’an
In this article it is argued that the Qur’an’s doctrine of divine mercy is best understood in light of its pessimistic anthropology, an aspect of the text that is often underappreciated. The
The Upraised Mountain and Israel’s Election in the Qur’an and Talmud
  • M. Graves
  • Philosophy
    Comparative Islamic Studies
  • 2018
In four passages in the Qur’an (Q 2:63, 93; 4:154; 7:171), reference is made to God raising up (or shaking) a mountain. In each passage, the context is God’s covenant with Israel at Sinai, and the
The Jews Say the Hand of God is Chained: Q. 5:64 as a Response to a Midrash in a piyyut by R. Elʿazar ha-Kallir
In Q. 5:64, the Qur'an accuses the Jews of describing God as a deity with a chained (maghlūla) hand, a charge the Qur'an understands as indicating divine miserliness. However, a foray into Jewish
Jews in Early Biographies of Muḥammad: A Case Study in Shifting Muslim Understandings of Judaism
Almost from its beginning, adherents of Islam were in competition with those of Judaism, yet the extent and intensity of that competition is portrayed differently in the earliest extant sources.
Qur'anic Covenants Reconsidered: mīthāq and ʿahd in Polemical Context
ABSTRACT This article examines the Qur'an's use of 'covenant' (Arabic ʿahd and mīthāq). Recent scholarly attention to covenants in the Qur'an has hitherto largely hinged on modern questions of
Armenian-Jewish Connections in the Light of Pre-Modern Armenian Polemical Literature from Iran and Its Wider Context
The reconstruction of Armenian-Jewish relations in the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries is not an easy task due to the scarcity of historical material. Both peoples underwent resettlement,
Martyred Prophets and Matthean Polemics: Tracing the Reception and Impact of the Matthean Tradition in the Ascension of Isaiah.
This thesis makes a bivalent argument relative to the Ascension of Isaiah (AscIs), one that targets both the reception history of early Christian traditions and literary functionality. First, this
The Qur’An’S Communal Ideology: Rhetoric And Representation In Scripture And Early Historiography
referent, purity (ṭahārah), a rendering that is far more conducive to classical readings of the verse as an allusion to fiṭrah, ġusl or ḫitān. This semantic shift reflects the emergence of purity as
Polyphony and Symphony: A Rereading of Q 4.157
ABSTRACT This article investigates the Qur’an’s position regarding Jesus’s death. It maintains that the classical exegetes read Q 4.157 as a monophony—hearing a sole melodic voice that denies Jesus’s