The Book of Genesis in the Qur'an

Mark Hillmer

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1994

Issue: Genesis (Vol. 14, No 2, Spring, 1994)

The intent of this article is to show the impact of the book of Genesis on the Qur’an and how it used the Genesis material. Three of the suras (chapters) of the Qur’an are named after persons from Genesis: Joseph, Noah, and Abraham. These are representative of how the Genesis material is handled in the Qur’an. The remainder of the qur’anic Genesis material lies between these two extremes of fidelity to the biblical text on the one hand and free composition on the other.

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