Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet
David S. Powers
376 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4178-5 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2149-7 | $29.95 | £19.50
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series
David Powers claims that the need for Muhammad to be the "seal of all prophets," combined with the fact that Muhammad apparently had an adopted son, Zayd, created a situation that drove early transmitters of the Qur'an to introduce a group of interrelated deletions, additions, and emendations into certain passages of the text.
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