The Bible in Arabic Paperback

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

by Sidney H. Griffith;

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The Bible in Arabic

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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 October 2015. The ISBN for The Bible in Arabic is 9780691168081.

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Details for The Bible in Arabic

Page last updated 4th April 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages272
Thickness15 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4330650
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