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Robert C Gregg
|Description:||xviii, 721 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Part I. Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil. Preview, chapters 1-3: the first murder --
Cain's fratricide: rabbis and other early Jewish writers judge the case --
Cain and Abel christianized --
"Tell them the story of the two sons of Adam as it really was" --
Comparative summary: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil --
part II. Sarah and Hagar: mothers to three families. Preview, chapters 4-6: Abraham's rival wives --
Sarah and Hagar: Jewish portrayals --
Sarah and Hagar in Christian retellings --
Hagar and Ishmael, Abraham's family in Mecca --
Comparative summary: Sarah and Hagar: mothers to three families --
part III. Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife. Preview, chapters 7-9: Joseph/Yusuf and the temptress --
Joseph and Potiphar's wife: Jewish interpretations --
Joseph put to the test: Christian sermons and art --
Yusuf with Zulaykha --
Comparative summary: Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife --
part IV. Jonah the angry prophet. Preview, chapters 10-12: "The one of the fish" --
Jonah, Nineveh, the great fish, and God: Jews ponder the story --
Jonah and Jesus: in one story, two --
Islam's Yunus: from anger to praise --
Comparative summary: Jonah the angry prophet --
part V. Mary, Miriam, Maryam. Preview, chapters 13-15: Mary through the eyes of three religions --
Mary in Christian imagination: from Jewish maiden to ever-virgin to heavenly advocate --
Miriam, mother of Yeshu the false messiah: Jewish counterstories --
Maryam, mother of `Isa: "chosen ... over the women of all peoples" --
Comparative summary: Mary, Miriam, Maryam --
|Responsibility:||Robert C. Gregg.|
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