Oral Scripture in Early Judaism and Islam – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Oral Scripture in Early Judaism and Islam

Alexander Hailman


Pronouns: he/him or they/them

Research Mentor(s): Rebecca Wollenberg, Assistant Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 4 (2pm-2:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 1
Presenter: 2

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In helping my mentor research for her manuscript, I have explored how the medium of oral scripture shaped Jewish religious practice in Late Antiquity. To provide a comparative lens to this research, I examined how the formation of the Qur’an and the practice of ?if? differed from ancient Jewish practice, using secondary sources available online. It seems that Muslims embraced oral scripture from the beginning, but for different reasons than in Rabbinic Judaism.

Authors: Alexander Hailman
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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