ASSOC.PROF.DR. YASİN MERAL    
Name : YASİN
Surname : MERAL
E-Mail : yasinmeral1979@gmail.com
Phone Number : 03122126800
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF DIVINITY
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Personal Information

Associate Professor Yasin Meral

PhD Dissertation (October-2012):

Islam and Muslims in the Writings of Maimonides

 

Education

Post-Doc (2014-2015): "Gog-Magog/Ya'juj-Ma'juj in Islamic and Jewish Traditions"- The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Israel/ Visiting Research Fellow/ October 2010-July 2011.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Israel/ Visiting Research Fellow/ September 2008-October 2009.

Ankara University Divinity Faculty-Turkey/ Research Assistant (PhD Candidate) January 2008- 2012.

Pontifical Gregorian University-Vatican/ MA in Christianity/ September 2005- July 2007. Thesis’ Title: Non-Muslims under Islamic Rule: The Ottoman Example.

Sakarya University Divinity Faculty- Turkey/ MA in the department of History of Religions/ 2003-2007- Thesis’ Title: The Formation of the New Testament Canon: I-IV. Centuries.

Sakarya University Divinity Faculty-Turkey/ BA in Theology/ 1997-2002.

 

Books (In Turkish)

al-Samiri's Calf, Ankara Okulu Yayınları, Ankara 2018.

The Qur’an in Jewish Tradition and Hebrew Qur’an Translations, Divan Kitap, İstanbul 2016.

Hebrew Printing in Istanbul before Ibrahim Muteferrika (1493-1729), Divan Kitap, İstanbul 2016.

Islam in Jewish Thought: The Example of Maimonides, Ankara Okulu Yayınları, Ankara 2017.

 

Articles (In Turkish)



"The Luqman's Advices in the Qur'an and Ancient Egyptian Sebayt Texts", Milel and Nihal 15:1 (2018), pp. 7-32.

"Intellectual Life of Sixteenth Century Jewish Community in Istanbul", Ottoman Istanbul-V Proceedings Book, ed. Feridun Emecen, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi-İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi, İstanbul 2018, pp. 593-604.

"Mystical Interpretation of the Torah", Mystical Interpretation of the Qur'an, ed. Mustafa Öztürk, Kuramer Yayınları, İstanbul 2018, pp. 141-167.


"Jewish-Christian-Muslim Polemical Literature", Dinler Arası İlişkiler, ed. Ali İsra Güngör, Grafiker Yayınları, Ankara 2017, pp. 161-176.

"What is then your case o Samiri?", Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 58:2 (2017), pp. 183-192.

"Is Talmud composed of the Mishnah and the Gemarah?", İstanbul Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 36 (2017), pp. 147-151.

"We have never given this name [Yaḥyā] to anyone before him!” (19/Maryam:7)", Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 58:1 (2017), pp. 213-223.

“Nasi-Mendes Family and Reyna Nasi’s Printing House in Istanbul”, Science and Thought in the Ottoman Empire (16th cent.), Zeytinburnu Belediyesi Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul 2017, pp. 177-190.

“Inimitability of the Qur'an in the Writings of Ibn Kammunah”, Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Küçük’e Armağan, Berikan Yayınları, Ankara 2016, pp. 373-388.

“First Hebrew Quran Translation by a Muslim: Subhi Ali Adawi, ha-Kur’an be-Laşon Aher”, Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 57:2 (2016), pp. 143-155.

“O believers, be not like those who abused Moses!” (The Qur’an, 33/el-Aḥzāb:69”, Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 57:2 (2016), pp. 47-67.

“Islamic Elements in the Writings of Saadya Gaon”, Belleten 80:287 (2016), pp. 23-40.

“Jonah ben Jacob Ashkenazi and His Printing House in Istanbul”, Ottoman Istanbul-IV Proceedings Book, ed. Feridun Emecen, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi-İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi, İstanbul 2016, pp. 787-808.

“Copyright in Hebrew Printing: 16 th-18 th Centuries”, İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi 5:2 (2016), pp. 298-320.

“Approbation of the Rabbis in Early Hebrew Printing and Internal Censorship”, Dini Araştırmalar 18:47 (2015), pp. 96-118.

“The First Hebrew Printing in Adrianopolis”, Müteferrika 48:2 (2015), pp. 21-33.

“Jewish Thought in Medieval Islamic World”, Doğu’dan Batı’ya Düşüncenin Serüveni, ed. Bayram Ali Çetinkaya, İnsan Yayınları, İstanbul 2015, v. 1, pp. 989-1018.

“Ban of Printing of Arabic Books in the Writings of European Travelers before Ibrahim Muteferrika”, Kutadgubilig Felsefe-Bilim Araştırmaları 28 (2015), pp. 237-254.

“Spinoza's Critique of Tanakh in his Theological-Political Treatise”, Mukaddime 6:1 (2015), pp. 19-45.

“Qur'an's Critique of Jewish Concept "Gazal Akum Mutar" in Tosefta”, Artuklu Akademi 1:2 (2014), pp. 165-169.

“The Mountains of Ararat in Jewish Sources and Its Relation to al-Judi in the Qur'an”, Milel ve Nihal 11:2 (2014), pp. 83-101.

“Some Notes on Moses’ Life in Egypt”, Din ve Toplum 4:3 (2015), pp. 32-43.

"The First Printed Book in Constantinople: Leçons des Enfants (1488)?", Mukaddime 9 (2014), pp. 185-188.

“Hebrew Printing in Ottoman Istanbul and Some Valuable Books”, Ottoman Istanbul-II Proceedings Books, ed. Feridun Emecen, İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi; İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi, İstanbul 2014, pp. 455-469.

“The Story of Musa and Khadir: An Evaluation of Its Alleged Jewish Origins”, Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 55:2 (2014), pp. 129-150.

“Pioneer of the Biblical Criticism: Ibn Hazm or Spinoza?” Diyanet İlmi Dergi 50:4 (2014), pp. 69-82.

“Medieval Karaite Polemics Against Islam: The Example of al-Kirkisani”, Dini Araştırmalar 17:45 (2014), pp. 93- 114.

“Maimonides’ Epistle to Yemen: Arabic Transliteration of Judeo- Arabic Original Text”  Ankara University Divinity Faculty  54:2 (2013), pp. 1-48.

“Islam in Medieval Jewish Thought”, Milel ve Nihal 10:1 (2013), pp. 71-89.

“Petrus Alfonsi’s Attitude towards Islam in his Dialogi contra Iudaeos”, Dini Araştırmalar 43:16 (2013), pp. 173- 192.

"The Use of Judeo-Arabic among Medieval Jews", Bütün Yönleriyle Yahudilik, Dinler Tarihi Derneği Yayınları, Ankara 2012, pp. 319-332.

"Articles of Faith in Judaism according to Maimonides", Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 52:2 (2011), pp. 242-266.


Symposium Observations

 “Interreligious Dialogue”, Sakarya Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 9 (2004), pp. 229-235.

“Interreligious Dialogue: In the Radiance of Common Ancestor Abraham”, Milel ve Nihal 2 (2004), pp. 223-228.


Translation

“Copernican Revolution in Theology”, in God and Universe of Faiths (1993, John Hick) Trans. into Turkish in Çok Kültürlülük, Eğitim, Kültür ve Din Eğitimi, ed. Recep Kaymakcan, İstanbul 2006, pp. 119-134.


Interview

“Jewish-Muslim Relations: An Interview with Prof. Burton Visotzky”, Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 56:2 (2015), pp. 179-182.


Book Review

Qehilot Yisrael be-Mizrah be-Meot ha-Tesha‘ Esre ve ha-Esrim: Turkiya (Hebrew), Ed. Yaron ben Naeh, Yad ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem 2010), Osmanlı Araştırmaları 37 (2011), pp. 247-250.


Fields of Interest

* Hebrew Printing before Mutafarrika in Constantinople

* Gog-Magog/Ya'juj-Majuj in Islamic and Jewish Traditions

* Medieval Jewish Attitude towards Islam

* Jewish Polemics against Islam

* Judeo-Arabic Manuscripts

* Manuscripts on Judaism and by Jews in Turkish Libraries

* Quran in Jewish Tradition and Hebrew Qur’an Translations

* Common Narrations in Jewish and Muslim traditions

* Hebrew Quran Translations


Publications in Preparation

* Turkish Translation of Kuzari (with Prof. Salime Leyla Gürkan)

* Al-Samiri in the light of Jewish and Egyptian Sources

* End Days in Jewish Tradition

 

Contact

Yasin Meral

Ankara Universitesi Ilahiyat Fakultesi

06500 Besevler-Ankara-TURKEY

Tel: 0312-212 6800/1370