23. The Believers
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).
This sūra opens with an enumeration of the virtues of believers. It then extols the signs of God’s power and providence, relates accounts of previous messengers, and emphasizes the certainty of resurrection and judgment.