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Historical dictionary of prophets in Islam and Judaism
Noegel, Scott B.
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Lanham, MD : Scarecrow, [2002]

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xxxvii, 522 pages ; 23 cm.
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BM645.P67 N64 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history and textual sources associated with prophets and prophecy. This thorough treatment of a difficult and increasingly controversial subject area will encourage and cultivate knowledge and understanding.

Author Notes

Scott B. Noegel is Associate Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Washington. He has published more than forty articles on a variety of biblical and ancient Near Eastern topics, and he has collaborated on several books, including Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job and a forthcoming work entitled Nocturnal Ciphers: The Punning Language of Dreams in the Ancient Near East. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures and the creator of Okeanos, an online resource devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the ancient Near East and Greece. His two films, Descent of Ishtar and the Epic of Gilgamesh: Tablet XI, have earned him international accolades. Brannon M. Wheeler is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and chair of Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. Professor Wheeler has taught at several academic institutions including Vanderbilt University and Pennsylvania State University prior to his position at the University of Washington. A past visiting scholar at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the School of Islamic Law and Islamic Studies at Kuwait University, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the American Institute of Maghreb Studies in Tunisia, Professor Wheeler has published numerous books and articles on various religious subjects.

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Booklist Review

This volume in the Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements series uses a dictionary format to examine topics in Islamic and Judaic prophecy. The A^-Z section is supported by a bibliography of almost 100 pages.