62. The Assembly
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 consists of several short passages. The Prophet is identified as a ‘native’ messenger, Jewish exceptionalism is criticized, and prayer is established on Friday, the ‘day of assembly,’ from which Q62 receives its title.