From the 1st centuries of Islam to good into the center a long time, Jews and Christians produced hundreds of thousands of manuscripts containing parts of the Bible in Arabic. until eventually lately, in spite of the fact that, those translations remained principally ignored by means of Biblical students and historians. In telling the tale of the Bible in Arabic, this booklet casts gentle on a vital transition within the cultural and non secular lifetime of Jews and Christians in Arabic-speaking lands.
In pre-Islamic occasions, Jewish and Christian scriptures circulated orally within the Arabic-speaking milieu. After the increase of Islam--and the Qur'an's visual appeal as a scripture in its personal right--Jews and Christians translated the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New testomony into Arabic for his or her personal use and as a reaction to the Qur'an's retelling of Biblical narratives. From the 9th century onward, a gradual movement of Jewish and Christian translations of the Hebrew Bible and New testomony crossed communal borders to persuade the Islamic world.
The Bible in Arabic deals a brand new body of reference for the pivotal position of Arabic Bible translations within the spiritual and cultural interactions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
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