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Noah
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One of the major prophets of Islam, Noah (Ar. Nūḥ, Heb. Nōaḥ) is an equally important figure in Judaism and Christianity (see scripture and the qurʾān ), where, however, he is not considered a prophet (see prophets and prophethood ). His biblical story, probably reflecting ancient Near Eastern precedents, occurs in Genesis 6-10 and in later Jewish texts. In the Qurʾān and in later Islamic tradition he is numbered among the prophets of warning (see warner ), along with the Arabian prophets Hūd (q.v.) and Ṣāliḥ (q.v.), as well as the b…

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Brinner, William M., “Noah”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00134>



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