From al-Fātiḥah to Hallelujah: The Qur’ānic Psalter of Ḥafṣ al-Qūṭī
The Qur’ān and Kerygma - Biblical Receptions of the Muslim Scripture across a Millennium - Jeffrey Einboden
Jeffrey Einboden [+]
Northern Illinois University
Addressing the Qur’ān’s early impact on Christian scripture, the book begins with a sustained case study, reading closely the 9th-century psalm translation of Ḥafṣ ibn Albar al-Qūṭī. Amplifying the Islamic echoes throughout this Andalucian rendition, Chapter 1 spans paratexts and poetics, isolating the pivotal Qur’ānic phrases that punctuate al-Qūṭī’s psalter. Marrying Christian versification with Qur’ānic verses, al-Qūṭī’s translation emerges in Chapter 1 as a sacred text that straddles Hebraic original, Christian interpretation, and Islamic idioms, culminating in a “kerygmatic pluralism” that resists clear creedal distinctions.