"All dressed up and nowhere to go."
An interesting study by Mustansir Mir. Accessible here: https://www.academia.edu/7544249/Humor_in_the_Quran Sometimes, the comical caricatures that the Qur'an paints of its opponents is evident, one cannot bring themselves to laugh because of the serious nature of the surrounding discussion. Although this description of one of the opponents of the Prophet is clearly satire - the image of … Continue reading Humor in the Qur’an
My study notes on Chapter 6 of ‘The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible’ by Stephen Harris and Robert Platzner. This was originally going to be a part of my notes on the documentary hypothesis and the authorship of the Pentateuch (my previous post), but I thought it would be better if I separate … Continue reading Study notes: Some approaches to biblical criticism
My study notes on Chapter 6 of 'The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible' by Stephen Harris and Robert Platzner. Introduction Traditionally, the Pentateuch, or the five books of Moses, have been understood by Orthodox Jews to be the authored by Moses (this understanding of the bible is called Mosaic authorship). This view was … Continue reading Study notes: Who wrote the books of Moses?
It was nearly two years ago that I decided to pick up Qur'anic arabic. Partly due to my own laziness, and partly due to the fact that my studies were all done online or are self taught, it took me a while to get to the point where I could follow most of the Qur'anic … Continue reading The Old Testament: What exactly does the Qur’an come to confirm?