New Testament Studies

New Testament Studies

Recent Submissions

  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (New Testament Society of South Africa, 2016)
    In order to be born fully human (Latin: vere homo) X and Y chromosomes are needed. Without the involvement of chromosomes, Jesus of Nazareth would have had no ties to humanity. Aristotelian (“On the generation of animals” ...
  • Dube, Zorodzai (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-18)
    Dancehall music may be seen as a commentary over the socio-political events that are unfolding in Zimbabwe since 2008, a period characterised by political and economic uncertainty. The study focuses on how this genre of ...
  • Kgatle, Mookgo Solomon (Mookgo Solomon Kgatle, 2016)
    Leadership has been explored extensively by many scholars worldwide, especially in publications by scholars such as Robert Greanleaf, Gene Wilkes and many others. Most of these books on leadership are written from a ...
  • Dewey, Arthur J. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-07-08)
    The death story of Jesus of Nazareth has traditionally been understood as a matter of historical fact. The various versions of the story would seem to confirm a documented death scene. Nevertheless, critical appraisals ...
  • Smit, Peter-Ben A. (Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2013-01)
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  • Speckman, McGlory (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2016)
    What appears to be African Biblical Hermeneutics often refers to the geographical location of the authors rather than the content. There always appears to be something new on the horizon, but the colonial umbilical cord ...
  • Smit, Peter-Ben A. (Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2016)
    This paper analyses Matthew 8:18-23 using a narratological approach. Focusing on a number of narrative 'gaps' in the narrative and the resulting creation of narrative suspense, the paper considers the effect of this suspense ...
  • Smit, Peter-Ben A. (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
    This article argues that the expression ‘to the end of the earth’ in Acts 1.8, while not referring to one specific geographical location, as has often been argued in contemporary scholarship on Acts, is best understood as ...
  • Hiestermann, Heinz A.; Steyn, Gert Jacobus (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-09-30)
    When sayings of Jesus are compared between the Pauline letters and the Synoptic Gospels in an attempt to locate parallels, Galatians 5:14 and Romans 13:8–10 have frequently been put forward as possible parallels to the ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    Workplace spirituality is a construct widely discussed over the past few decades and it is a much-disputed inquiry field which is gaining the interest of practitioners and scholars. Some clarifications regarding concepts ...
  • Hakkinen, Sakari (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-22)
    In the Ancient world poverty was a visible and common phenomenon. According to estimations 9 out of 10 persons lived close to the subsistence level or below it. There was no middle class. The state did not show much ...
  • Domeris, William (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-26)
    The rhetoric of Amos includes a wonderful mixture of humour and threat, sarcasm and irony, hyperbole and prediction. Holding the fabric of this conversation together is Amos’s place within the prophetic minority – the ...
  • Willits, Joel (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    This article defines, explains and argues for the necessity of a post-supersessionistic hermeneutical posture towards the New Testament. The post-supersessionistic reading of the New Testament takes the Jewish nature of ...
  • Sarot, Marcel (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    In our days, the creedal phrase ‘I believe in God the Father almighty’ is interpreted primarily along Trinitarian lines: It is applied to God as the Father of Jesus Christ. Here I argue that it has a dual background: in ...
  • Pilch, John J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-19)
    The biblical Books of Proverbs and Ben Sira (Sirach; Ecclesiasticus) yield no narrative continuity or logical outline. They are simply collections. The best way to interpret these books is with the aid of a topical index. ...
  • Houck, Anita (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    Although Christian spirituality includes a long tradition of suspicion of humour, humour can express and further holiness in several ways. Humour serves holiness in religious satire; it can also communicate the ...
  • Becking, Bob (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    Biblical and post-Biblical texts refer to the tradition of the betrayal of Edom. During the conquest the brother-nation of Edom would have betrayed Judah by choosing sides with the Babylonians. Historical and archaeological ...
  • Kok, Jacobus (Kobus) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    In this article, it is argued that from the beginning of the Christ-following movement, the gospel message represented a challenge to a male-dominated social system. Early Christian literature shows that women, whose ...
  • Soughers, Tara K. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    Teresa of Avila, writing in the 16th century when ideas of holiness often excluded women and lay people, developed a radically inclusive understanding of holiness as friendship with Christ. Her idea also allowed for ...
  • Weren, Wim J.C. (Wilhelmus Johannes Cornelis) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-26)
    This article discusses the relationship between the modern novel of Beard and John’s stories about Lazarus and Jesus, and wants to give answers to three questions: (1) how is the Lazarus story in John interpreted by ...

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