Dost, Süleyman

Brandeis University

Fixing the Word of God: The Birth of Closed Scriptures in Medieval Anatolia and Iraq

Dr. Dost studies early Islamic history through the lenses of both traditional narrative sources in various languages, including Arabic, Greek, Latin and Syriac, and sources that can be qualified as documentary evidence, such as pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabian epigraphy and coins, and early Arabic papyri. At ANAMED, he is working on a project to identify common strands in the vocalization and codification of the Qur’an, the Hebrew Bible, and the Syriac Peshitta as attested in manuscripts and masoretic manuals.

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