Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual
Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg,
edited by Camilla Adang, Bruno Chiesa, Omar Hamdan, Wilferd Madelung,
Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele,
has been published by the...
The emergence of Judaism is closely intertwined with the
emergence of Samaritanism. Both are heirs of ancient Israelite
traditions, and the predecessors of both shared the same religious
and literary culture. Until the second century B.C.E., this...
Monotheism constitutes one of the central doctrines of
Islam. The notion is again and again voiced in the Qurʾān,
thus for example in sūra 112 (entitled “Sincere Religion”)
which, in the translation of Arthur Arberry, reads “Say: ‘He is
God, One (ah...
In these turbulent times in the Middle East, I have found myself
working on the rise and fall of a late antique Jewish kingdom along
the Red Sea in the Arabian peninsula. Friends and colleagues alike
have reacted with amazement and disbelief when I...