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Jews and Judaism
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Terminology

The Arabic term denoting “Jews” is ya hūd, which occurs seven times in the Qurʾān. The form hūd also denotes the same and appears in this sense three times. The singular, yahūdī, occurs once. From yahūd/hūd was derived the secondary verb hāda, which means “to be a Jew/Jewish.” “Thos…

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Rubin, Uri, “Jews and Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00100>



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