Tafsir (Arabic: تفسير, translit. Tafsīr, lit. 'interpretation') is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Quran. An author of tafsir is a mufassir (Arabic: مُفسّر; plural: مفسّرون). A Quranic tafsir will often explain content and provide places and times, not contained in Quranic verses, as well as give the different views and opinions of scholars on the verse.