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Bible and Koran

Those who study the Koran must also study the Bible, so frequent are the  references, themes and figures which bring us back to the Old and the New Testaments. Reciprocally, those who study the Bible cannot ignore the ties that bind it to the Koran. It is only by accepting this stringent condition that people from Jewish, Christian and Islamic backgrounds can hope to have an honest and open dialog. This ebook begins with Jacqueline Chabbi from the University of Paris VIII, who focuses on the chronology of the constitution of the Koran and the historical context in which Islam originated. Geneviève Gobillot, from the University of Lyon III, delves into the text of the Koran to illustrate its various and complex links with the Bible. Emilio Platti from Cairo and Maurice Borrmans from Rome then examine biblical figures in the Islamic tradition, and finally Alain George from the University of Edinburgh discusses the production of the Koran in Syriac workshops.

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About the author

Contributors of this book :


Jacqueline Chabbi

Professor Emeritus of Arabic Studies at the University of Paris VIIII


Geneviève Gobillot,

Professor Emeritus at the University of Lyon III


Text by Emilio Platti and Maurice Borrmans

Calligraphy by Hassan Massoudi


Alain George

Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland)


Dominique Pierre

Editor in Chief, Signes Musiques et Signes d’aujourd'hui 
(Bayard Presse)

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Publisher
Bayard
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Published on
Feb 4, 2015
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Pages
87
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ISBN
9791029600272
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / History / Ancient & Classical
Art / Subjects & Themes / Religious
History / Middle East / General
Religion / Antiquities & Archaeology
Religion / Islam / Koran & Sacred Writings
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