The Hebrew Bible and the Quran are two of the most widely known written compositions in human history. Both have played key roles in the shaping of worldwide cultural systems.
The religious and moral authority, real or alleged, has ensured that the Bible and Quran are often read from an orthodox perspective. In the course ‘Bible and Quran’ however, we will gain surprising insights by using historical-critical methods and discussing literary aspects. Ideals, taboos, collective imaginations – they are all traced, whether appropriate or not, to texts in the Bible and the Quran.
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Semitische talen en culturen
For the current study schedule, please consult the UvA timetable website.
Online translations of the Hebrew Bible:
Various articles and book sections:
This Open UvA Course is part of the Faculty of Humanities' public programme. Beside Open UvA Courses, the public programme also comprises special lectures and series of courses. The public programme is intended for alumni, employees looking for extra training, and all others who are interested in art, culture, philosophy, language and literature, history and religion.