79. The Snatchers
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).
This sūra opens with a series of affirmations that lead into a dramatic representation of sinners at the resurrection. This is followed by an abridged version of the story of Moses, as well as passages on God’s providential power, and the different fates awaiting the righteous and wicked. Q79 receives its title from the opening verse.