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Title: Navigating Ambiguity through Inter-Scriptural Exegesis
Subtitle: Illustrations from the Joseph Story in the Bible and the Qur'ān
Author(s): MOQBEL, Tareq
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 32    Issue: 2   Date: 2022   
Pages: 135-153
DOI: 10.2143/SID.32.2.3291406

Abstract :
In this essay I address the topic of ambiguity and inter-scriptural exegesis by focusing on the Joseph story in the Bible and the Qur'ān. I consider three ways in which reading the Bible and the Qur'ān together can help in navigating the ambiguity inherent in the narrative: the Bible disambiguating the Qur'ān; the Qur'ān shedding light on possible solutions to Biblical ambiguity; and parallel disambiguation wherein both the Bible and the Qur᾿ān are almost equally ambiguous on the same episodes but can, nonetheless, illuminate each other’s ambiguity. By revisiting this story from the perspective of inter-scriptural exegesis, I attempt to show the exegetical utility of this comparative reading and, ultimately, to bring such reading to bear on current methods of inter-religious dialogue.

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