New Testament Studies

New Testament Studies

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Van Eck, Ernest; Mashinini, Meshack Mandla (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-23)
    A recent empirical study on food shortage in South African urban townships indicates that food shortage embodies multi-faceted aspects with broader social implications, such as the sense of personal dignity, the ability ...
  • Panaggio, James; Van Eck, Ernest (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    This article offers a critique of the contemporary Contemplative Tradition’s view of spiritual transformation from the lens of the universally accepted letters of Paul. The article argues that contemporary contemplatives, ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-07-15)
    This article investigates whether different religious (mythological) worldviews can be described as alternative and altered states of consciousness (ASCs). Differences between conscious and unconscious motivations for ...
  • MacDonald, Deven K.; Van Eck, Ernest (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-08-12)
    This article presents a narratological reading of the Gospel of Mark with special attention given to the role, function and rhetorical impact of point of view. It is argued that through the use of ‘witnesses’ ranging ...
  • Speckman, McGlory (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    The use of biblical texts by politicians in recent years has led to a proliferation of critical publications by biblical scholars. Some focus on reconstructing the rhetoric itself, others on analysing the historical ...
  • Van Wyk, Tanya; Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    This article’s point of departure is the camaraderie of two eminent Protestant theologians, Gerhard Ebeling and Ernst Fuchs. From the perspective of Eberhard Jüngel, Ebeling is described as a ‘doctor of the church’. ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.); Van Wyk, Tanya (OpenJournals Publishing, 2016-09-30)
    This article focuses on the ‘New Hermeneutics’ as a development of the hermeneutics of Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Bultmann. The notion ‘hermeneutical theology’ is explained. From the perspective of the ...
  • Smit, Peter-Ben A. (Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2016-07)
    Based on insights from the history of interpretation, a Synoptic comparison, linguistic considerations, and narrative observations, I argue that the unusual expression in John 19:30 indicates primarily that Jesus has ...

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