Jūdī
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Mount (Jabal) Jūdī, also written Djūdī (modern Turkish, Cudi), the name of a mountain mass and its highest point in SE Turkey, near the borders of Iraq (q.v.) and Syria (q.v.). Mount Jūdī is attested once in the Qurʾān, at q 11:44, as al-Jūdī, the site where Noah's (q.v.) ark (q.v.) rested on dry land after the flood (see myths and legends in the qurʾān; scripture and the qurʾān; geography). There has been considerable disagreement about the actual site to which this story refers. Largely due to western Christian misinterpretation of the Hebrew “hārê Arārāṭ,” literally “mountains of Ararat” …

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Brinner, William M., “Jūdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00245>



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