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The Semantics of Qurʼanic language : al-Ahīra / by Ghasssan el Masri.

Author/Creator:
El Masri, Ghassan, author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 427 pages : color illustration ; 24 cm.
Series:
Texts and studies on the Qurʼān ; 1567-2808 v.16.
Texts and studies on the Qurʼan, 1567-2808 ; 16
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Subjects:
Future life -- Islam -- Qurʼanic teaching.
Qurʼan -- Language, style.
Qurʼan.
Summary:
"In The Semantics of Qurʼanic Language: al-Āḫira, Ghassan el Masri offers a semantic study of the concept al-Āḫira 'the End' in the Qurʼān. The study is prefaced with a detailed account of the late antique concept of etymologia (Semantic Etymology). In his work, he demonstrates the necessity of this concept for appreciating the Qurʼān's rhetorical strategies for claiming discursive authority in the Abrahamic theological tradition. The author applies the etymological tool to his investigation of the theological significance of al-āḫira, and concludes that the concept is polysemous, and tolerates a large variety of interpretations. The work is unique in that it draws extensively on Biblical material and presents a plethora of pre-Islamic poetry verses in the analysis of the concept"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [390]-420) and index.
Other format:
Online version: el Masri, Ghasssan, The semantics of qurʼanic language
ISBN:
9789004427990
9004427996
9789004428034
OCLC:
1139896059