Moses in the Qur'an and Islamic Exegesis
By (author) Brannon M. Wheeler
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Moses in the Qur'an and Islamic Exegesis by Brannon M. Wheeler
Book DescriptionRelating the Muslim understanding of Moses in the Qur'an to the Epic of Gilgamesh, Alexander Romances, Aramaic Targums, Rabbinic Bible exegesis, and folklore from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, this book shows how Muslim scholars authorize and identify themselves through allusions to the Bible and Jewish tradition. Exegesis of Qur'an 18:60-82 shows how Muslim exegetes engage Biblical theology through interpretation of the ancient Israelites, their prophets, and their Torah. This Muslim use of a scripture shared with Jews and Christians suggests fresh perspectives for the history of religions, Biblical studies, cultural studies, and Jewish-Arabic studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700716036
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brannon M. Wheeler
Moses in the Qur'an and Islamic Exegesis, Paperback (December 2009)
Relates the Muslim understanding of Moses in the Qur'an to "The Epic of Gilgamesh", "Alexander Romances", "Aramaic Targums", "Rabbinic Bible" exegesis, and folklore from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean.
Teaching Islam, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Brannon M. Wheeler
The critical role of Islam in global affairs makes it an increasingly valuable part of the undergraduate curriculum. Despite this, very little consideration has been given to methods of teaching Islam. This book brings together leading scholars to offer perspectives on teaching Islam to undergraduates.
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Author Biography - Brannon M. Wheeler
Brannon Wheeler is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, and Comparative Religion at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he is also Head of the Comparative Islamic Studies program. His research and teaching focuses on Islamic Law, Quranic Studies, and the History of Religions.
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