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Children of Israel
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One of the qurʾānic designations of Israelites as well as Jews (yahūd, see jews and judaism ) and Christians (naṣārā, see christians and christianity ), in reference mainly to past generations (q.v.). The majority of the passages mentioning the Children of Israel (Bānū Isrāʾīl) are dedicated to the Israelites of the time of Moses (q…

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Rubin, Uri, “Children of Israel”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00032>



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