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

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

77. The Ones Sent Forth

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, unified by the theme of impending judgment, opens with a series of vivid affirmations of the certainty of the Last Day, and then, just as vividly, describes the signs that will accompany it. The remainder of the sūra is a series of eschatological ‘woes’ directed against those who deny God’s judgment. Q77 takes its name from a word in the opening verse, probably referring to the winds of an approaching storm as a metaphor for the imminent arrival of the Last Day.

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Droge, A.J.. 77. The Ones Sent Forth. The Qur'an - Translated with a New Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 320-321 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781800500969. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43809. Date accessed: 14 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43809. Feb 2022

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