Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo: Najm Al-Din Al-Tufi's (d. 716/1316) Commentary on the Christian Scriptures

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Lejla Demiri
BRILL, 2013 - Religion - 566 pages
Najm al-Din al-Tufi's (d. 716/1316) extraordinary commentary on the Christian scriptures has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Illustrating the way in which the Bible was read, interpreted and used as a proof-text in the construction of early 14th century Muslim views of Christianity, his al-Ta'liq 'ala al-Anajil al-arba'a wa-al-ta'liq 'ala al-Tawrah wa-'ala ghayriha min kutub al-anbiya' (Critical Commentary on the Four Gospels, the Torah and other Books of the Prophets) is an invaluable treasure for the study of Muslim-Christian dialogue and its history. In Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo, Lejla Demiri makes this important and unusual work available for the first time in a scholarly edition and English translation, with a full introduction that places Tufi in his intellectual context. Book jacket.
 

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An excellent , first of the kind study of exploring Islamic hermeneutics applied to Bible by Muslim scholars

Contents

Life and Work
3
Chapter Two Tufis Critical Commentary on the Bible and Its Context
29
Conclusion
71
Critical Edition and Translation
77
Notes on the Critical Edition Manuscripts and Translation
79
CRITICAL EDITION AND TRANSLATION
90
Prologue
100
Critical Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
130
Critical Commentary on the Book of Hosea
378
Critical Commentary on the Prophecy of Jonah
380
Critical Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk
382
Critical Commentary on the Book of Malachi
398
Critical Commentary on the Prophecy of Jeremiah
400
Critical Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel
410
Critical Commentary on the Book of Daniel
416
Critical Commentary on the Book of Genesis
424

Critical Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
244
Critical Commentary on the Gospel of Luke
274
Critical Commentary on the Gospel of John
302
On the Authenticity of the Prophethood of Muhammad
354
Critical Commentary on the Book of Isaiah
358
Appendix One List Of Tufis Works
529
Appendix Two List of Biblical Quotations and References
536
Bibliography
541
Index
559
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Lejla Demiri, Ph.D. (2008), University of Cambridge, is Professor of Islamic Theology at the University of T bingen.

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