The Bible and the Qur'an

Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition

Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
John Kaltner, Younus Mirza
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , February
     184 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Nicholaus Pumphrey forthcoming.


The Bible and the Qur'an provides an overview of all the figures and groups who are mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur'an. Principal focus centres on the similarities and differences between the presentations of these characters in the two texts, with special emphasis placed on how they appear in the Islamic text. References are also included to how many of the individuals/groups discussed are treated in other Islamic sources.

Each figure or group includes: (1) a list of relevant Qur'an passages; (2) a description of how the individual/group is presented in the Islamic Texts; (3) questions and issues to consider; (4) suggestions for further readings. An introductory section provides a basic orientation to the Qur'an and other Islamic sources.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John Kaltner is the Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations at Rhodes College, Memphis.

Younus Mirza is Assistant Professor of Islam at Allegheny College.

Add New Comment

Reading Religion welcomes comments from AAR members, and you may leave a comment below by logging in with your AAR Member ID and password. Please read our policy on commenting.

Log in to post comments