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LARB Channels Mark Harris, The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science, Durham: Acumen, 2013, 213pp.

Can the Bible Survive Science?: A Review From Marginalia by John Walton

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Below is an excerpt from a review of Mark Harris’s The Nature of Creation, originally published by LARB Channel Marginalia earlier today.  In 2003, an international research group successfully mapped the human genome, exposing for the first time the mass of genetic information encoded in human DNA. This event changed the ideological landscape of conversations on […]


LARB Channels Sidney H. Griffith, The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the ‘People of the Book’ in the Language of Islam. Jews, Christians and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World, Princeton University Press, 2013, 247pp.

The Arabic Bible Before Islam: From Marginalia

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Clare Wilde on Sidney H. Griffith’s The Bible in Arabic, Excerpted From Marginalia Non-Muslims, including Jews and Christians, have spoken Arabic since before the revelation of the Qur’an. Was there an Arabic Bible before the rise of Islam? Or, did the appearance of the Arabic Qur’an shape the Arabic Bible? These are among the questions addressed in […]