The Bible in Arabic amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims (Biblia Arabica) – A Continued Exploration

Programme

The research unit The Bible in Arabic amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims (Biblia Arabica) – A Continued Exploration aims to provide a forum for engaging in discussion of the reception history of the Bible in the Arabic cultural context, through exploring specific examples of how biblical texts have been used, appropriated and transformed in monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, operating in Arabic speaking word. Insights drawn from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, such as religious, cultural and literary studies or linguistics are encouraged and the reception history of any relevant text from the Bible will be considered suitable material for presentation and discussion.

Keywords:

Bible exegesis, Bible reception, Judaism, Christianity, Islam 

 

Chairs

Miriam L. Hjälm

Stockholm School of Theology and Sankt Ignatios College

 

Meira Polliack

Tel Aviv University

Marzena Zawanowska
University of Warsaw

Syracuse 2023 Call for Papers

The Research Unit The Bible in Arabic amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims (Biblia Arabica) – A Continued Exploration is planning to organize 3-5 sessions. Sessions 1 and 2 will be invited panels on the following subjects: 1. Scriptures in Arabic: Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur’an - Comparative Approaches. 2. Mutual Influences: “Borrowed” Elements in Jewish, Christian and Muslim commentaries on the Scriptures in Arabic. Proposals are sought for 2-3 additional, open sessions on the general topic of sacred Scriptures in Arabic: Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur’an – Approaches to Translation and Interpretation. We invite papers on the various aspects of the production and reception of the Arabic Bible outlined above. While the emphasis is on the Middle Ages, we also encourage discussion of printed pre-modern and modern translations.