The God and the Goddess: Parallel Histories of Allāh and Allāt in Pre-Islamic Arabia


Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Flyer containing event information, a photo of an ancient tablet, a photo of the speaker in a desert, and a photo of a lot of rocks in a desert.

The Department of Arabic Studies welcomes Ahmad Al-Jallad, Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies ub the Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. This talk will examine the emergence of two pre-Islamic Arabian theonyms, Allāh  and Allāt, tracking their development across the epigraphic record spanning more than a millennium before the rise of Islam and across the Peninsula. 


Ahmad Al-Jallad in a desert.








Presented by The Minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies