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date: 07 July 2020

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The period 800–1000 coincides with the systematization of the Islamic disciplines. The entry surveys research debates on the developme\nt and dating of tafsīr with special focus on its relationship with linguistics and legal hermeneutics (uṣūl al-fiqh), and the expression of this relationship in the literary genres and methodologies of tafsīr works. The development is illustrated by the exegetes al-Ṣanʿānī (d. 211/827), Yaḥyā b. Sallām (d. 200/815), Ibn Abī Zamanīn (324/936–399/1009), al- Ṭabarī (d. 310/923), Makkī b. Abī Ṭālib (d. 437/1030), and al-Rāghib al-Iṣfahānī (d. early 5 ah/early 11 ce).

Keywords: tafsīr, uṣūl al-fiqh, linguistics, rhetoric, hermeneutic, disciplines

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