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Samuel
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While not mentioned by name in the Qurʾān, there is little doubt that the prophet (nabī; see prophets and prophethood ) referred to anonymously in q 2:246-8 is the biblical Samuel, the last of the “Judges” who administered the transition of Israel to a kingdom (see kings and rulers ). This important historical detail is significantly preserved in the short qurʾānic passage treating Samuel, “Have you not looked to the chiefs of the Children of Isra…

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Kennedy, Philip F., “Samuel”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00179>



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