The Qur'an: A New Annotated Translation (Paperback)

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The Qur'an: A New Annotated Translation (Paperback)

By A. J. Droge, Aj Droge (Editor)

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This new, annotated translation of the Qurʾān is specifically designed to meet the needs of students of religion, and provides them with a one-volume resource comparable to what is available for the Jewish and Christian scriptures. The meticulously crafted translation affords readers not only a better sense of what the Qur'ān says, but how it says it, in a rendition that strives to remain faithful to the way it was originally expressed. Accompanying the translation is an extensive set of annotations. These are keyed to the text for ready reference, and divided according to their boldface topical headings at the bottom of each page. The annotations offer a wealth of linguistic and historical detail to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the text. They also contain abundant references to parallel passages within the Qur'ān, as well as comparatively among the 'scriptures' of Judaism and Christianity. With an introduction, map, timeline, guide to further reading, and comprehensive index, this is the edition of the Qur'ān all students of religion - beginning as well as advanced - will want to possess for their exploration of Islam's central text.

A.J. Droge writes and teaches about religion in the ancient Mediterranean world. He is the author (with James D. Tabor) of A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity, Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture and Strange But Not a Stranger: The Glory, Jest & Riddle of the Gnostic Gospel (forthcoming). He has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California-San Diego, and most recently the University of Toronto.
Product Details ISBN: 9781845539450
ISBN-10: 1845539451
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: April 10th, 2013
Pages: 558
Language: English
Series: Comparative Islamic Studies