The Bible in Arabic Hardback

The Scriptures of the 'People of the Book' in the Language of Islam

by Sidney H. Griffith;

0In Stock - Usually dispatched within 24 hours


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £19.95 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Bible in Arabic

Full Product Description

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.

The Bible in Arabic by Sidney H. Griffith was published by Princeton University Press in May 2013 and is our 54714th best seller. The ISBN for The Bible in Arabic is 9780691150826.

Reviews of The Bible in Arabic

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Bible in Arabic.


Is this bible the old and new testaments or just new testament?

A:Hi Janet, Thank you for your question. This Arabic Bible contains both the Old and New Testaments. Yours, Nia


Details for The Bible in Arabic

Page last updated 7th October 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (May 2013)
Number of Pages272
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4069633
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer