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Bibil Identifier bibil:201263
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The foundations of the house (Q 2: 127)
Author Witztum, Joseph
Journal Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (Volume: 72, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 25-40 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Quran 2: 127 IbrahTm founded "the house" (most probably a reference to the Ka'ba) together with his son Ismā'l. This scene does not appear in the Bible and none of the attempts to find a literary precedent for it are satisfactory. This paper argues that this scene reflects post-biblical traditions concerning Genesis 22. The argument is based on a comparison of the Quran, quranic commentaries, rabbinic sources and Syriac homilies on Gen. 22. After suggesting an origin for the story, the paper analyses the ways in which the Quran adapted and appropriated the story to its needs. The replacement of Isaac with Ismā'l is a central point addressed in this context.
DOI doi:10.1017/S0041977X09000020
Pericopes Kuran 2,127
Genesis 22
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