Simon P. Loynes, Ph.D. (2019), University of Edinburgh, is an independent researcher residing in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In Revelation in the Qur’an Simon P. Loynes presents a semantic study of the Arabic roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y in order to shed light on the modalities of revelation in the Qur’an. Through an exhaustive analysis of their occurrences in the Qur’an as well as pre-Islamic poetry, Loynes argues that the two roots represent distinct occurrences in the Qur’anic concept of revelation, with the former concerned with spatial events and the latter with communicative. This has significant consequences for understanding the Qur’an’s unique concept of revelation and how this is both in concord and at variance with earlier revelations.
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Note on Transliteration, Conventions, and Abbreviations
Chapter 1. DIVINE SENDING DOWN ( TANZĪL) I: ACTORS, SPATIALITY, AND INTERACTION
Chapter 2. DIVINE SENDING DOWN ( TANZĪL) II: THE REVELATORY MESSAGE Chapter 3. GOD’S ESOTERIC COMMUNICATION ( WAḤY)
Chapter 4. THE CHRONOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LITERARY CONTEXTS OF THE ROOTS N-Z-L AND W-Ḥ-Y
Chapter 5. THE PRINCIPAL RHETORICAL FUNCTIONS OF DIVINE SENDING DOWN AND DIVINE COMMUNICATION
Chapter 6. THE QUR’ANIC CONCEPT OF REVELATION
APPENDIX I. VERSES WITH THE ROOT N-Z-L CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO FORMAL TYPE
APPENDIX II. VERSES WITH THE ROOT W-Ḥ-Y CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO FORMAL TYPE