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Angelika Neuwirth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199928958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199928958.001.0001

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Biblical-Qur’anic Figures

Biblical-Qur’anic Figures

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(p.379) 11 Biblical-Qur’anic Figures
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The Qur'an and Late Antiquity
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Angelika Neuwirth

, Samuel Wilder
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199928958.003.0012

In this chapter, a detailed depiction is offered of the development of specific biblical figures and narratives in the Qur’an. Each figure reflects the Qur’anic reframing of the role of prophecy in general and the biblical figuration of prophecy and Prophets in specific. The depictions of these figures are set against the background of their evidence in the preceding Late Antique religious and literary traditions, including Alexander legends, Christian homilies, and the Jewish accounts of Josephus.

Keywords:   Abraham, Moses, Noah, biblical narratives, Prophet stories, post-biblical literature, narrative development

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