MBIT in Cambridge

One Psalm across five traditions

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Examining how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have distinctly read the same Psalm shows the disparate approaches to the same themes, the same spiritual topics, the same challenges of living out faith. Moreover, Psalms provide a unique opportunity since Muslim writers over the centuries considered that the Psalms of David, which they call the Zabur, underwent little of the corruption (Taḥrīf) they attribute to Torah and Gospels, and they were therefore more willing to “appropriate” the Psalms, to comment on them. This paper looks at how Jews, Christians, and Muslims over the centuries have interpreted Psalm 48, an important Psalm since from [...]