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The role of the Arabian pre-Islamic inscriptions in explaining Qur'anic vocabulary 

This lecture was given by Prof. Hani Hayajneh on November 25, 2016 as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Hani Hayajneh is a professor at the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. He gained his PhD degree in 1998 from the Faculty of Cultural and Historical Studies at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He has published a large number of books, articles and reviews on the cultural history, ancient languages and cultural heritage of the Levant and Arabia. Among his books are: Die Personennamen in den qatabanischen Inschriften: Lexikalische und grammatische Analyse im Kontext der semitischen Anthroponomastik (1998) and Edition and annotation of a medieval-ages manuscript compiled by al-Suyuti: Azhar al-Urush fi Akhbar al-Hubush (2006). He is one of the accredited UNESCO international team of experts for the 2003 Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. He was a visiting scholar in different international institutions, including Harvard University, Philipps University, FU-Berlin, Sorbonne University, Collège de France etc. Since January 2016 he was nominated as an Ambassador Scientist by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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