Skrif en Kerk Volume 19 Issue 3 (1998)

Skrif en Kerk Volume 19 Issue 3 (1998)

 

Verbum et Ecclesia is fulltext available on Open Journals Publishing.

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  • Viviers, Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    W S Prinsloo has convincingly proved that humbleness and surety is what Psalm 131 is all about. His "text-immanent" approach allowed him to have an excellent grasp of this text and all texts that he studies. Utilising a ...
  • Van Zyl, A.H. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    In this lament song on Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam 1:19-27), the author succeeded through sound- and wordplay to pay tribute and honour to both heroes. He effectuates this by skillful artistic arrangement of different words ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The basic premise of this article is that meditation on the psalms leads us to look at them from a liturgical perspective. Since the liturgy is an expression of various acts and experiences of faith, the psalms - which are ...
  • Van Rooy, Harry F. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Following the view of Theodore of Mopsuestia, the translator(s) of the Peshitta Psalter did not accept the historicity of the headings of the Psalms in the Hebrew Psalter. In some manuscripts the Peshitta Psalms do not ...
  • Irsigler, Hubert (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The typical antithesis of the wicked and the righteous emerges in different literary works of post-exilic Israel. It is frequently combined with the motif of the shalom of the (rich and) wicked. Their fortune provokes envy ...
  • Coetzee, J.H. (Johannes Hendrik) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The psalm is approached from the assumption that it was prayed loud in public in order to be overheard by friend and foe alike. The argumentation strategies in the prayer are investigated and their junction in the ...
  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Eschatological expectations among Jewish and Samaritan groups offer a vast field of study. One of the intriguing aspects is the way in which the profile of messianic figures is influenced by the expectations of opposing ...
  • Snyman, S.D. (Stephanus Daniel), 1954-; Snyman, Fanie, 1954- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    W S Prinsloo's synchronic textimmanent exegesis of Psalm 126 results in a two part division of the psalm (verses 1-4 and 5-6). In this contribution his results are questioned and a three-part division (a possibility Prinsloo ...
  • Jeremias, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Ps 100 is composed as the climax of the group Ps 93-99 praising God's kingship over the universe. Quite unusually, its form is determined by tricola throughout, probably answering the traditional tricola of Ps 93. Its ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Since the appearance of Hermann Gunkel's form critical categories, Psalm 44 has mostly been identified by scholars as the first Communal lament of the Psalter. This genre classification has, since then, been refined, but ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Psalm 131 is analysed in respect of its poetic features and a probable social background. The social model which regards honour and shame as pivotal values in Mediterranean societies is used to try to determine what impact ...
  • Prinsloo, G.T.M. (Gert Thomas Marthinus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Psalm 5 is one of the less known psalms. Yet, it is an extraordinary poem. The most conspicuous characteristic of Psalm 5 is the tension between Yahweh, the righteous and the wicked. This tension is skilfully expressed in ...
  • Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The use made of the biblical text in the cycle Vier ernste Gesange by Johannes Brahms is investigated. The German text of Qohelet. Ben Sira and 1 Corinthians and the impact of their reciprocal relationship as Opus 121 are ...
  • Da Silva, A.A. (Andrew Anthony) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Psalm 6 is the first of seven psalms of penance. The aim of this article is to indicate how the author of Psalm 6 moved from crippling despair to a liberating religious assurance, by shifting his focus from the suffering ...
  • Beuken, W.A.M. (Wim A.M.), 1931- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Recent research into the Psalms has shown that the 'I' of the laments and the psalms of praise should not be explained in biographical or functional programmatic (cult or court) terms, but should be viewed rather as a ...
  • Cloete, Theunis Theodorus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    Respect and appreciation is paid to Professor W S Prinsloo in this article. He was an exegete who not only opened new theological insights through his approach to the text, but also gave literary guidance. As exegete, he ...
  • Spies, Lina (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    In 1983 I was nominated as poet by the Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church to the commission for reworking the Biblical psalms to singable church hymns. The exegetist with whom I was to work, was Professor Willem Prinsloo ...
  • Vosloo, Wil (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The sudden and tragic death of Professor W S Prinsloo raises many questions that cannot be answered. However, he should be remembered for the huge contribution he has made in the field of Old Testament studies in South ...
  • Van der Watt, P.B. (Philip Blignaut); Van der Watt, Flip (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The death of Professor W S Prinsloo on the 5th of October 1997 had immense consequences. This defecit was an incountable loss for the Old Testament scholarship and science in South Africa. Prinsloo was a competent scholar ...