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Taḥrīf in the Digital Age

Publikationsart Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Buchbeitrag (peer-reviewed)
Publikationsdatum 2016
Projekt Les manuscrits arabes des lettres de Paul de Tarse. La reprise d'un champ de recherche négligé
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Buchbeitrag (peer-reviewed)

Buch Ancient Worlds in a Digital Culture
Seite(n) 214 - 230
ISBN 9789004325234
Titel der Proceedings Ancient Worlds in a Digital Culture
DOI 10.1163/9789004325234_012


The notion of taḥrīf, often translated by the terms “falsification” or “corruption” of the Scriptures, is an important theme in the Islāmic polemic discourse against Christianity (and Judaism) and plays a significant role in the interfaith encounter and dialogue since the beginning of Islām. This theory, which refutes the authenticity of the Biblical text used by the Christians, has integrated the progress of the textual criticism discipline in the Western Universities since the 19th century. The raising of the digital age leads to a renewal of the classical polemic issue of the taḥrīf: we can observe the flowering of websites, blogs, forums, who are specializing themselves in New Testament textual criticism, with the sight to demonstrate the taḥrīf.