“It is my belief that of all God’s wondrous creations, the intellect is

the most wondrous of all, and it is also my belief that a book is the

gift of God that preserves the intellect for generations to come.”

Khaled Abou El Fadl xvi

In compiling this anthology, I was able to build on numerous studies investigating the historical context and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur’an. I was encouraged by finding comparative studies on particular figures in both books, such as Jesus, Joseph or Job. All this work by others made it easier for me to compile my anthology. Only a handful of the relevant literature is mentioned in the bibliography.

-The authorized King James Version on the Holy Bible,

the Church of England 1611, the Crown United Kingdom

-The Bible Contemporary English Version, Harper Collins 2000

New King James Version, Thomas Nelson 1982

The Qur’an Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an Inc New York, 24th US Edition, 2008

The Qur’an, a new Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Halleem, Oxford University Press, 2004

The Koran, Translated with notes by N.J. Dawood, Penguin Books, 1956/2006

The Qur’an, translated by Ünal, Ali, annotated interpretation in Modern English, Light, New Jersey 2006

  • Al Imam Ibn Kathir, The Stories of the Prophets, (701 -774 AH) or (1301 -1372 AD).
  • Beck, H. & G. Wiegers, Moslims in een Westerse Samenleving, Islam en Ethiek, Meinema ,2008
  • Beck, H. Les Musulmans d’Indonésie, Turnhout: Editions Brepols 2003
  • Borg, M.L.A. and K. Bisschop, Koran en Bijbel in Verhalen, Spectrum Unieboek 2007
  • Brown, B.A. Noah’s other Son, bridging the gap between the Bible and the Qur’an, Continuum, New York, 2007
  • Declais, J.L. David raconté par les musulmans, Paris, Cerf, 1999
  • Esposito, J. The Future of Islam, Oxford University Press 2010
  • Esposito, J. Islam: The Straight Path, 4th ed., Oxford University Press 2010
  • Esposito, J. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World Oxford University Press 2009
  • Esposito, J & D. Mogahed, Who Speaks for Islam, Gallup Inc 2007
  • Esposito, Editor-in-Chief, The Islamic World: Past and Present, 3 vols.,

Oxford University Press, 2004

  • Esposito, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Abou el Fadl K. The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books, Rowan and Littlefield, 2006
  • Abou el Fadl K., The Great Theft, wrestling Islam from the extremists, Harper San Francisco, 2005
  • Abou el Fadl, K., Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women: Oneworld Publications, 2001

-Frederiks, M.T.Vorstinnen, Verleidsters en Vriendinnen van God. Islamitische verhalen over vrouwen in Bijbel en Koran, (Queens, seducers and friends of God. Islamic stories about women in Bible and Qur´an) Meinema 2010

  • Frederiks, M.T. ‘Hagar in the Islamic Tradition’, in F.L. Bakker en J.S. Aritonang (eds), On the Edge of Many Worlds, Meinema 2006, 237-248.
  • Jomier, J. The Bible and the Qur’an (reprint of 1964 English translation of Bible et Coran,

Les Éditions du Cerf, 1959, San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2002

-Khalidi, T. Un musulman nommé Jésus, Albin Michel, Paris, 2003

  • Reynolds G.S. The Qur’an and its Biblical subtext, Routledge 2010
  • Lubbers, R. W. van Genugten,T. Lambooy “Inspiration for Global Governance- the Universal declaration of Human Rigthts and the Earth Charter” Kluwer, 10 December 2008 Human Rights Day

-Moch Nur Ichwan, “State, Scripture and Politics: the Official Translation of the Qur’an in Indonesia,” in

Henri Chambert-Loir (ed.), History of Translation in Indonesia and Malaysia, Paris, Cornell: EHESS and

Cornel University Press (forthcoming).

  • Peters, F.E. The Children of Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Princeton University Press 2004
  • Plato, Timaeus Translated by R,G Bury, Loeb Classical Library. Harvard

University Press,1975

  • Reynolds, G.S. The Qurʾān and Its Biblical Subtext. London: Routledge, 2101
  • Rippin, A. Defining Islam: A reader, Equinox, London, 2007
  • Rippin, A, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
  • Rippin, A. Muslims – Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Routledge 2005
  • Rippin, A. (ed.), The Qur’an and its interpretative tradition. Aldershot: Variorum, 2001
  • Sahih Muslim, collection of Hadith by Muslim ibn al-Hajjai also known as Imam Muslim, ( 202 AH- 261 AH) translated by Abul Hamid Siddiqi, 2007
  • Stowasser, B.F. Women in the Qur’an,Traditions and Interpretation Oxford University Press, 1994
  • Stowasser, B.F. & Haddad, Y.Y., Islamic Law and the Challenge of Modernity, Altamira Press, 2004
  • Stowasser, B.F , The Islamic Impulse, Croom Helm,1987, reprinted 1989
  • Stowasser, B.F. Women In The Qur’an, Traditions, and Interpretation, Oxford

University Press, 1994

-Thyen, Johann-Dietrich Bibel und Koran im Vergleich, und kleine Koran-Konkordanz. Altenberge: Verlag für Christlich-Islamisches Schrifttum, 1984

  • Thyen, J-D, Bibel und Koran: Eine Synopse gemeinsamer Überlieferungen. Cologne: Böhlau. 1989
  • Wimmer, S. J. & / S. Leimgruber: Von Adam bis Muhammad. Bibel und Koran im Vergleich. Deutscher Katecheten-Verein München. Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk 2005.