The Qurʾān

Translation and Systematic Commentary
Volume III

Book cover explanation

The front cover of Volume III published in 1990.

In calligraphic square script, “Élohîm,” the biblical name of God, characteristic of the “elohist” tradition.

In red, the Arabic version of this divine name (Q 3:26; Q 5:114).

Note the awkwardness of the half Aramaic, half-Hebraic neologism, which interprets the first two Hebraic consonants as though they both function as articles  א ל (ʾèl), thus the reduplication of lām.