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sura

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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Sura

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 77 words.

Site of one of the Babylonian Jewish academies. Sura was an important centre of Torah study. It was established

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Sura

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Site of one of the Babylonian Jewish academies. Sura was an important centre of Torah study. It was established by Rav in 219 ce. It was known as the ‘yeshivah ...

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sūra

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Usually translated as “chapter.” The Quran is divided into 114 surahs, arranged by descending length rather than chronological order. These were divided by early commentators into the...

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sura

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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sura

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 30 words.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon

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Sūra

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 118 words.

A division of the Qurʾān (roughly equivalent to a ‘chapter’). The term originally referred to a single portion of scripture,

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Sura

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 43 words.

One of a class of Hindu deities. They inhabit Indra's heaven, but they have no strong role or identity—indeed,

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<b>SURA</b>

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 246 words.

city in southern Babylonia where Rav founded (c.219 ce) a famous academy that flourished for eight centuries. Prominent leaders

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<i>Fātiḥa, al-Sūra al-Fātiḥa</i>

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 33 words.

The ‘opening sūra’ of the Qur'ān, also sometimes called Umm al-Kitāb (‘mother of the book’), since it is

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The Self-Referentiality of the Qurʼān: Sura 3:7 as an Exegetical Challenge

Stefan Wild.

in With Reverence for the Word

January 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 8257 words.

The self-referentiality of the Qurʼān is increasingly viewed as one of its central features. Given the fact that the Qurʼān is primarily a text to be recited to an audience, this...

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