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What the Koran really says : language, text, and commentary

Author: Ibn Warraq.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
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What the Koran really says.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002
(DLC) 2001048789
(OCoLC)48170670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Warraq.
OCLC Number: 606869706
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (782 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: PART 1. INTRODUCTION : 1. Introduction / by Ibn Warraq --
2. What Is the Koran? / by Toby Lester --
PART 2. BACKGROUND : 1. Towards a Prehistory of Islam / by Yehuda D. Nevo --
PART 3. A QUESTION OF LANGUAGE : 1. Syriac Influence on the Style of the Koran / by Alphonse Mingana --
2. Some Additions to Prof. Jeffery's Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an / by D.S. Margoliouth --
3. The Arabic Readers of the Koran / by Paul E. Kahle --
4. The Beginnings of Classical Arabic / by C. Rabin --
5. The Role of the Bedouins as Arbiters in Linguistic Questions and the Mas'ala Az-Zunburiyya / by Joshua Blau --
6. Some Suggestions to Qur'an Translators / by A. Ben-Shemesh --
PART 4. SOURCES OF THE KORAN: ESSENIAN, CHRISTIAN, COPTIC : 1. Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls / by Ibn Warraq --
2. The Qumran Scrolls and the Qur'an / by Eric R. Bishop --
3. An Essenian Tradition in the Koran / by Marc Philonenko --
4. A Qumranian Expression in the Koran / by Marc Philonenko --
5. A Possible Coptic Source of a Qur'anic Text / by Wilson B. Bishai --
6. Introduction to Raimund Kobert / by Ibn Warraq --
7. The Shahadat az-zur: The False Witness / by Raimund Kobert --
8. On the Meaning of the Three Final Words of Sura XXII. 30-31 / by Raimund Kobert --
9. Early and Later Exegesis of the Koran: A Supplement to Or 35 / by Raimund Kobert. PART 5. SURAS, SURAS, SURAS : 1. Introduction to Sura IX.29 / by Ibn Warraq --
2. Some Minor Problems in the Qur'an / by Franz Rosenthal3. Koran IX.29 / by Claude Cahen --
4. A Propos de Qur'an IX.29: Hatta Yu'tu L-Gizyata wa-hum Sagiruna / by Meir M. Bravmann and Claude Cahen --
5. The Ancient Arab Background of the Koranic Concept al-Gizatu 'an Yadin / by Meir M. Bravman --
6. "'An Yadin" (Qur'an IX.29): An Attempt at Interpretation / by M.J. Kister --
7. Koran and Tafsir: The Case of "'an Yadin" / by Uri Rubin --
8. Koran XXV.1: Al-Furqan and the "Warner" / by C. Heger --
9. The Buddha Comes to China / by Michael Schub --
10. The Secret Identity of Dhu l-Kifl / by Michael Schub --
PART 6. EMENDATIONS, INTERPOLATIONS : 1. Studies Contributing to Criticism and Exegesis of the Koran / by J. Barth --
2. A Qur'anic Interpolation / by A. Fischer --
3. Regarding Qur'an CI.6 by / A. Fischer --
4. Three Difficult Passages in the Koran / by C.C. Torrey --
5. A Strange Reading in the Qur'an / by C.C. Torrey --
6. Some Proposed Emendations to the Text of the Koran / by James A. Bellamy --
PART 7. RICHARD BELL: INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY : 1. Introduction to Richard Bell / by Ibn Warraq --
2. From INTRODUCTION TO THE QUR'AN / by Richard Bell --
3. From A COMMENTARY ON THE QUR'AN / by Richard Bell. PART 8. POETRY AND THE KORAN : 1. The Strophic Structure of the Koran / by Rudolf Geyer --
2. On the Koran / by Julius Wellhausen --
3. On Pre-Islamic Christian Strophic Poetical Texts in the Koran: A Critical Look at the Work of Gunter Luling / by Ibn Rawandi --
PART 9. MANUSCRIPTS : 1. The Problem of Dating the Early Qur'ans / by Adolf Grohmann --
2. Observations on Early Qur'an Manuscripts in San'a / by Gerd-R. Puin Languages --
E. Semitic Languages Family Tree --
F. Origin of the Alphabet --
G. Development of Aramaic Scripts --
H.A Comparative Table of Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic Scripts --
I.A Comparative Table of Nabataean and Arabic --
J. Nabataean and Arabic Inscriptions --
K. The Arabic Alphabet --
L.A Dot or Two Can Make All the Difference --
M. Arabia and the Near East --
N. List of Contributors.
Responsibility: edited with translations by Ibn Warraq.

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