Review of Walid A. Saleh, In Defense of the Bible

Walid Saleh, of the University of Toronto, published a critical edition of a treatise written by the Qur’an commentator al-Biqāʿī (d. 885/1480) to defend himself against critics who assailed him for his reliance on the Bible in interpreting the Qur’an. Here is my review of the edition:

David R. Vishanoff. Review of Walid A. Saleh, In Defense of the Bible: A Critical Edition and an Introduction to al-Biqāʿī’s Bible Treatise (Leiden: Brill, 2008). Journal of the American Oriental Society 129 (2009 [2010]): 323–325.

Permanent link to the published review (Version of Record) on JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40593824

Psalms of the Muslim David: Rewritten Bible or Rewritten Qurʾān?

At the American Oriental Society meeting in 2010 I broke from my habit of presenting progress on my Islamic legal hermeneutics project, and presented an introduction to a curious text I had recently begun to study: a complete rewriting, by Muslims authors and in a Qur’anic style, of the “Psalms of David”:

David R. Vishanoff. “Psalms of the Muslim David: Rewritten Bible or Rewritten Qurʾān?” American Oriental Society, St. Louis, March 14, 2010.

I will not post the presentation here, since it has been entirely superseded by subsequent publications, especially my article “An Imagined Book Gets a New Text: Psalms of the Muslim David.”