Browsing HTS Volume 58, Number 2 (2002) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 58, Number 2 (2002) by Issue Date

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  • Rohrbaugh, Richard L., 1936- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    As socio-linguists have demonstrated, communication is a behavior that follows socially generated and commonly understood rules for how messages are to be produced and received. Moreover, this semiotic process constitutes ...
  • Destro, Adriana; Pesce, Mauro (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Sacrifice generally aims at obtaining from and by supernatural force the right to exercise control over life. As far as Jewish sacrifices are concerned, according to Leviticus, victims’ blood serves to purify the holy ...
  • Craffert, P.F. (Pieter Francois) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    A historical-anthropological approach to the study of the historical Jesus sets its own research agenda, starting with the research problem: to establish Jesus' identity as a historical figure. The interpretive style used ...
  • Van Tilborg, Sjef; Tilborg, Sjef van (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In modern Greek the word gamw~ means exclusively “to have sexual contact”, and not “to marry”. In his work Opera Minora Selecta: Epigraphie et antiquité grecques (Amsterdam, 1989, V, 417-421) the epigraphist Louis Robert ...
  • Joubert, Stephan Jacobus, 1958- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This essay investigates the impact of the deceased on the audience to which the letter of Jude was originally addressed. A construct of the influence of the “living dead” in ancient Babylon, Israel, the Graeco-Roman world ...
  • Neyrey, Jerome H., 1940- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The Fourth Gospel is inordinately involved with places and spaces, valuing some, but dis-valuing others. The task of interpreting all such references is greatly aided by the use of the anthropological model of “territoriality” ...
  • Liebenberg, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article uses the insights of second-generation cognitive linguistics to interpret some of the metaphoric sayings in the Gospel of Thomas. It is an attempt to show how the identification and use of conventional metaphors ...
  • Malina, Bruce John (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    According to cultural anthropologists ingroup/outgroup divisions are fundamental to Mediterranean views of the world. This essay considers Paul’s in-group/outgroup, or “we/they” perceptions. The ethnocentrism revealed ...
  • Neufeld, Dietmar (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Using different categories of social psychology on body decoration and dress, this article examines the author’s course of shifting political, moral, religious and eschatological values as reflected in the clothing and ...
  • Duling, Dennis C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Analysis of 22 references to scribes in the Gospel of Matthew shows that a few of them are positive comments and that the author himself was a scribe. What type of scribe was he and how can we clarify his social context? ...
  • Taylor, N.H. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article argues that the recent scholarly consensus of an essentially gentile Thessalonian church being persecuted by its gentile neighbours is founded on unsound premises. The Jewish community in Thessalonica would ...
  • Pilch, John J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Luke reports more than twenty altered states of consciousness experiences in Acts of the Apostles. These are common and normal human experiences in approximately ninety percent of contemporary cultures. In the ancient ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article a distinction is made between social scientific criticism and historiography. Historiography describes what is unrepeatable, specific and particular. Social scientific criticism is to some extent a ...
  • Sim, David C. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Half a century ago, S G F Brandon argued that the Gospel of Matthew was an anti-Pauline text. Brandon’s case was not especially convincing and his hypothesis was quickly consigned to the scholarly scrap heap. But in ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article the context of the first century Mediterranean social world will be discussed in order to explore the nature of the prevailing hierarchical system. This society was agrarian and patriarchal. Patriarchy ...
  • Reinstorf, Dieter Heinrich; Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    During the past decades scholars have endeavoured to read Jesus’ parables as metaphorical stories. This article provides a theoretical overview of the ongoing debate, reflecting both on past claims and present criticism. ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.); Volschenk, G.J. (Gert Jacobus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This social scientific study of the Biblical jubilee focuses primarily on the jubilee as a metaphor within the framework of engaged hermeneutics. The jubilee was a symbol of transformation and emancipation. The article ...