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Adam and Eve
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Adam is the first human being(bashar) and the father of humankind in the Pentateuch and the Qurʾān. “Adam” (Ādam) as an individual person occurs eighteen times in the Qurʾān. In addition, the phrase “the sons of Adam” (banū Ādam) in the sens…

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Schöck, Cornelia, “Adam and Eve”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 30 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00003>

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