Intertwined Worlds

Following the History of Interpretation Facebook community, I thought I would post the short book recommendations as short reviews for the holiday season. The first posted there was a plug for Hava Lazarus-Yafeh’s classic work on medieval Muslim biblical interpretation, Intertwined Worlds: Medieval Islam and Bible Criticism, published by Princeton University Press. Princeton University Press has brought this volume back into “print”—as well as all volumes they have previously published (through their print on demand), and for this, scholars should be very grateful. Lazarus-Yafeh’s volume is the most important on the topic. Most interesting for me is how she shows the potential influence of these medieval works on early modern biblical interpretation. You can get your copy of her book here.

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