Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims
Hjälm, Miriam Lindgren, editor
Leiden: Brill, 2017 pp. xiii + 574. $155.00
Biblia Arabica, 5
Description: 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. Hjälm, 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heritage, describes how the biblical message was made relevant for communities in the Near East and makes hitherto unpublished Arabic texts available.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.
Contributors include: Amir Ashur, Mats Eskhult, Nathan Gibson, Dennis Halft, Miriam L. Hjälm, Cornelia Horn, Naḥem Ilan, Rana H. Issa, Geoffrey K. Martin, Roy Michael McCoy III, Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Meirav Nadler-Akirav, Sivan Nir, Meira Polliack, Arik Sadan, Ilana Sasson, David Sklare, Peter Tarras, Alexander Treiger, Frank Weigelt, Vevian Zaki, Marzena Zawanowska.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Arabic, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Islam, Judaism, Christianity
Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Miriam Lindgren Hjälm, ed., Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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