Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism
Co-authored with Brannon Wheeler
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements 43; Prevessin, France: Scarecrow Press, 2002

Both Islam and Judaism recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history and textual sources associated with prophets and prophecy. This thorough treatment of a difficult and increasingly controversial subject area will encourage and cultivate knowledge and understanding.

Entries are drawn from five main fields:

  1. Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  2. Bible and Biblical Studies
  3. Judaism and Jewish Studies
  4. The Quran and Quranic Studies
  5. Islam and Islamic Studies

Each entry is treated as a compilation of relevant data culled from these different traditions in order to take the reader beyond the expected parameters of research. Originally envisioned as an initial resource for students of comparative religion, the extensive chronology, bibliography, list of acronyms, and the overall accessibility of the passages make the Dictionary suitable for a much wider audience.

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  • Victor H. Matthew, Journal of the American Oriental Society 124 (2004), 205.
  • Aaron Hughes, Review of Biblical Literature (2004), online.
  • Devin Stewart, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 21 (2004), 124-127.
  • Josef Meri, Journal of Semitic Studies 50 (2005), 238-240.
  • John Renard, Religion and Literature 37 (2005), 123-125.
  • Thomas D. Watts, New Global Development: Journal of International & Comparative Social Welfare 21 (2005), 98-99.
  • Shari L. Lowin, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 66 (2007), 309-310.