Brill has recently published a new book in its Texts and Studies on the Qur’an series: Revelation in the Qur’an: A Semantic Study of the Roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y by Simon Loynes.
Description: In Revelation in the Qur’an, Simon P. Loynes presents a semantic study of the Arabic roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y in order to elucidate the modalities of revelation in the Qur’an. Through an exhaustive analysis of their occurrences in the Qur’an, and with reference to pre-Islamic poetry, Loynes argues that the two roots represent distinct occurrences, with the former concerned with spatial events and the latter with communicative. This has significant consequences for understanding the Qur’an’s unique concept of revelation and how this is both in concord and at variance with earlier religious traditions.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 Divine Sending Down (tanzīl) I: Actors, Spatiality, and Interaction
- Chapter 2 Divine Sending Down (tanzīl) II: The Revelatory Message
- Chapter 3 God’s Esoteric Communication (waḥy)
- Chapter 4 The Chronological Distribution and Literary Contexts of the Roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y
- Chapter 5 The Principal Rhetorical Functions of Divine Sending Down and Divine Communication
- Chapter 6 The Qur’anic Concept of Revelation
Interested readers can find additional information and purchase the book at the Brill website.
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