The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

17. The Journey

The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction - A.J. Droge

A.J. Droge [+-]
A. J. Droge is the translator of The Qur’an: A New Annotated Translation (Equinox, 2013), and the author of Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture and A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity (with J.D. Tabor).

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This sūra opens with the famous and tantalizingly brief report of a ‘night journey.’ A variety of topics then follow, including a series of commandments resembling the Decalogue in form and content (Q17.22–39a), as well as passages dealing with the nature and purpose of the Qur’ān. The Prophet’s role as the ‘messenger’ is emphasized, and disbelievers are chastised for their objection that he is merely a ‘human being’ who does not perform any miracles. Q17 is also known as the ‘Sons of Israel’ from the references to the Banū Isrā’īl at its beginning and end.

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Droge, A.J.. 17. The Journey. The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 140-145 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781800500969. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43749. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43749. Feb 2022

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