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Gospel
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In Christianity, the “ good news” preached about Jesus Christ; in the Qurʾān, part of the divine message given to Jesus (q.v.). Of the twelve times the Gospel (al- injīl) is mentioned in the Qurʾān, in nine of them it occurs in conjunction with the mention of the Torah (q.v.; al- tawrāt), as a scripture sent down by God (see scripture and the qurʾān; book). Together with wisdom (q.v.; al- ḥikma), the Torah and the Gospel appear to comprise the ‘scripture’ (al- kitāb) that the Qurʾān says God taught to Jesus ( q 3:48; 5:110). Twice the Qurʾān says explicitly that God brought Jesus the Gospel ( q 5:46; 5…

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Griffith, Sidney H., “Gospel”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00177>



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