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The making of a forefather [electronic resource] : Abraham in Islamic and Jewish exegetical narratives / by Shari Lowin.

By: Lowin, Shari L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Islamic history and civilization: v. 65.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 308 p.).ISBN: 9789047410102 (electronic bk.); 9047410106 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Abraham (Biblical patriarch) | Abraham (Biblical patriarch) -- In rabbinical literature | Abraham (Biblical patriarch) in the Koran | Abraham, (Biblical patriarch) | RELIGION -- Islam -- Theology | Islam | Rabbijnse literatuur | ExegeseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making of a forefather.DDC classification: 297.2/463 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
COVER13; -- CONTENTS13; -- TRANSLITERATIONS AND NOTATIONS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- EXCURSUS OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP ON MUSLIM-JEWISH INTERTEXTUALITY -- CHAPTER ONE PROPHECY AND THE PRE-NATAL PATRIARCH -- CHAPTER TWO INDEPENDENT INTELLECT OR 8216;RIGHTLY GUIDED8217;: THE PATRIARCH DISCOVERS GOD -- APPENDIX -- BT Baba Batra 10a -- Pirqei de-Rabbi Eliezer, Ch. 26 -- God Reveals the Kingdom of Heaven to His Beloved -- From 8220;Azkir Gevurot8221; of Yose ben Yose (c. 4th8211;5th century CE) (lines 798211;86) -- CHAPTER THREE ON FINGER-FOOD, WET-NURSES, AND FATE -- APPENDIX BT Sotah 11b -- CHAPTER FOUR THE FABULOUS FIRE-FIGHTING FROGS OF CHALDEA -- APPENDIX -- Q 21:518211;71 -- BT Sanhedrin 74a -- Genesis Rabbah 38:13 -- CHAPTER FIVE ABRAHAM, IBR192;H204;M, MOSES, AND MU211;AMMAD -- APPENDICES -- APPENDIX A CUANDO EL REY NIMROD -- APPENDIX B ISLAMIC PRIMARY SOURCES -- APPENDIX C MIDRASHIC PRIMARY SOURCES -- WORKS CITED -- INDEX.
Summary: This comparative analysis examines the Islamic and Jewish exegetical narratives ["hadith/isas al-anbiya" and "midrash aggadah"] on the early life of the forefather Abraham. It reveals how the traditions utilized one another's materials in creating and re-creating the patriarch in their own image. Each chapter examines a particular motif in Abraham's development, from the prophecy surrounding his birth to his discovery of God and polemics with pagans to his salvation in the fiery furnace of Chaldea. Indexes of the more salient rabbinic or Islamic texts follow at the end of each chapter. The work is particularly valuable for scholars of rabbinics and Islamicists alike; it challenges earlier scholarship by revealing that the Islamic and Jewish exegetical traditions were not entirely distinct traditions but were intertextually related, mutually giving and receiving ideas.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-291) and index.

COVER13; -- CONTENTS13; -- TRANSLITERATIONS AND NOTATIONS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- EXCURSUS OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP ON MUSLIM-JEWISH INTERTEXTUALITY -- CHAPTER ONE PROPHECY AND THE PRE-NATAL PATRIARCH -- CHAPTER TWO INDEPENDENT INTELLECT OR 8216;RIGHTLY GUIDED8217;: THE PATRIARCH DISCOVERS GOD -- APPENDIX -- BT Baba Batra 10a -- Pirqei de-Rabbi Eliezer, Ch. 26 -- God Reveals the Kingdom of Heaven to His Beloved -- From 8220;Azkir Gevurot8221; of Yose ben Yose (c. 4th8211;5th century CE) (lines 798211;86) -- CHAPTER THREE ON FINGER-FOOD, WET-NURSES, AND FATE -- APPENDIX BT Sotah 11b -- CHAPTER FOUR THE FABULOUS FIRE-FIGHTING FROGS OF CHALDEA -- APPENDIX -- Q 21:518211;71 -- BT Sanhedrin 74a -- Genesis Rabbah 38:13 -- CHAPTER FIVE ABRAHAM, IBR192;H204;M, MOSES, AND MU211;AMMAD -- APPENDICES -- APPENDIX A CUANDO EL REY NIMROD -- APPENDIX B ISLAMIC PRIMARY SOURCES -- APPENDIX C MIDRASHIC PRIMARY SOURCES -- WORKS CITED -- INDEX.

This comparative analysis examines the Islamic and Jewish exegetical narratives ["hadith/isas al-anbiya" and "midrash aggadah"] on the early life of the forefather Abraham. It reveals how the traditions utilized one another's materials in creating and re-creating the patriarch in their own image. Each chapter examines a particular motif in Abraham's development, from the prophecy surrounding his birth to his discovery of God and polemics with pagans to his salvation in the fiery furnace of Chaldea. Indexes of the more salient rabbinic or Islamic texts follow at the end of each chapter. The work is particularly valuable for scholars of rabbinics and Islamicists alike; it challenges earlier scholarship by revealing that the Islamic and Jewish exegetical traditions were not entirely distinct traditions but were intertextually related, mutually giving and receiving ideas.

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