JUDAIC 217 - Topics in the Hebrew Bible
Fall 2022, Section 001 - The Bible and the Quran
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Do you know that the Quran contains many parallels with the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that their understanding is connected to their scriptural predecessors? Throughout the history of Jewish-Muslim relations, the sacred texts of both communities assumed a central role in interfaith dialogue, in moments of tension, in building political alliance, in fostering cooperation, and in highlighting differences. About one fourth of the total number of Quranic verses consists of narratives concerning prophets, sages, and historical or legendary celebrities of the Bible. With this fact in mind, this course explores how both texts are intrinsically connected by reading closely shared narratives surrounding biblical and Quranic figures such as Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Moses, Jesus, and Mary. This course puts both scriptures in conversation and builds a complicated yet complementary narrative of their intricate relations.


JUDAIC 217 - Topics in the Hebrew Bible
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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