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Islam in the Ancient World

Many of the ancient places, people and events that populate Biblical history are also a part of the Islamic tradition. Explore some of Islam’s significant history and sites and gain a new perspective to Biblical history and traditions.

Featuring:

THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE

THE FIHRIST

ABRAHAM IN THE BIBLE AND THE QUR’AN

DOMAT AL-JANDAL

QASR MARID

Islam in The Ancient World

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Many of the ancient places, people and events that populate Biblical history are also a part of the Islamic tradition. Islam in the Ancient World explores some of Islam’s significant history and sites, bringing a new perspective to Biblical history and traditions.
  • Discover how the construction of the glimmering Dome of the Rock and the impressive Al-Aqsa Mosque sought both to draw on earlier religious traditions and to outshine the pre-existing monuments of Jerusalem in “Islam on the Temple Mount” by Moshe Sharon.

  • J. Harold Ellens describes the important cultural exchange that came about from a remarkable book in “The Fihrist: How An Arab Bookseller Saved Civilization.”

  • In “Abraham’s Sons: How the Bible and Qur’an See the Same Story Differently,” John Kaltner explores storytelling similarities and divergences, revealing what is distinctive about the Qur’an and Islam while shedding unexpected light on the Biblical text.

  • Julie Skurdenis describes some of Saudi Arabia’s most important ancient archaeological sites like Domat Al-Jandal and Qasr Marid in “Desert Fortresses: Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia.”
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