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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Qur'an as literature A principal reason for why the Qur'an managed to establish itself as a text believed to constitute divine revelation is that it is compelling literature. How do Islamic and modern Western scholars approach the Qur'an's literary dimension? Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
2 Confirming and clarifying: The Qur'an in conversation with earlier Judaeo-Christian traditions The Qur'an's original addressees must have been familiar with earlier Jewish and Christian traditions, which the Qur'an claims both to "confirm" and to "clarify". Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
3 Rekindling Prophecy: The Qur'an in its historical milieu. This second episode examines the historical context in which the material now collected in the Qur'an was first promulgated. Special attention is paid to the various groups of addressees who figure in the Qur'an. Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
4 Raising the profile of the Islamic period at Jarash, 1980-2015: excavations, restoration, and presentation Prof. Walmsley describes the work of the Danish-Jordanian Islamic Jarash Project Alan Walmsley 30 Mar 2016
5 Protecting our past/Protecting our future: the future of Abila of the Decapolis in Northern Jordan Dr Vila, the director of the American Expedition to Abila,describes the team's work on the site from the 1980s onwards and recent fundraising efforts to protect the site's future David Vila 30 Mar 2016