Browsing HTS Volume 58, Number 4 (2002) by Issue Date

Browsing HTS Volume 58, Number 4 (2002) by Issue Date

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  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The aim of the article is to show that Jesus used the expression “son of man” generically, meaning “humankind”. This generic use developed into a “titular” usage in which his followers identified Jesus with the apocalyptic ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The aim of the paper is to show that the Synoptic Gospels represent different perspectives on Jesus and gender. From these perspectives Jesus’ narrated vision on the role of the male disciples and the women is described ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In 2001 Old Testament scholars celebrated the birth of Gerhard von Rad’s birth one hundred years ago. As a contribution to these celebrations, this article focuses on Von Rad and his views on history. Von Rad emphasized ...
  • Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article questions the simplicity with which not only Old Testament specialists, but theologians in general – especially in the Protestant tradition – usually identify the Hebrew text as printed in the Biblia Hebraica ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945-; Olivier, G.C. (Gerrit Cornelius), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The publishing of “Liedboek van die Kerk” (2001) emphasizes the importance of the psalms for liturgy and hymnology. All 150 psalms in “Liedboek” were versified by T T Cloete. This article considers the bridge function ...
  • Prinsloo, Gert Thomas Marthinus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Proverbs 3:1-12 is a masterful example of Hebrew poetry. It is quite permissible to analyse and enjoy the poem for its own sake. However, it should be taken into account that the text was written from a wisdom perspective, ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The Hebrew word which is used for “rainbow” in Genesis 9:13,16 can also be translated as an archer’s “bow”. It is interesting to note that all the ancient writers used the latter meaning (“war bow”) in their interpretation ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article proposes a theological concept from Exodus 15:1b-18 for the monolatric-monotheistic discussion in the Psalms. After some introductory perspectives on the monotheism debate in general a few themes are identified ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944-; Lombaard, Christoffel Johannes Stephanus (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    When a date is ascribed to a Biblical text, it is at times unclear precisely what is being dated. Does the date relate so some historical event which may have occurred, or alternatively, is it projected into another era? ...
  • Nel, Malan; Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Die Book of Daniel presupposes an exilic date of origin in the sixth century. The real context in which the book originated is the second century BC, during the persecution by Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Jewish fanatics ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    An analysis of the material of the Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) indicates a preference for the spatial aspect in these revelation narratives. In an attempt to understand this preference, an investigation is launched ...
  • Potgieter, J.H. (Johan Hendrik), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Proverbs 3:1-12 is a masterful example of Hebrew poetry. Failure to consider its poetic structure, is likely to result in incomplete and even incorrect interpretation. Many recent commentaries on Proverbs recognize the ...
  • Bosman, Hendrik Ludolph (Pretoria : University of Pretoria, Faculty of Theology, 2002)
    The interpretation of the book of Exodus is used as an example of the different ways in which archaeological discoveries influenced the course of biblical exegesis. Special emphasis will be placed on matters such as the ...
  • Pelser, G.M.M. (Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This study considers the question as to how the church originated, in view of the fact that it was not founded or intended by Jesus, and examines how it developed during the course of time covered by the writings of the ...
  • Geyser, Piet A. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The aim of this article is to (re)open the discussion of biblical testimony on homosexuality. The discussion focuses on the results of existing exegetical research. The article places the exegesis of the relevant Bible ...
  • Botha, S.J. (Schalk Jacobus), 1936- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk has always been adamant that its ministers should be trained and formed in a theological faculty at a recognized university, where all the disciplines of theology are lectured. At a recent ...
  • Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article the well-known passage in Joshua 10:12-14 is critically investigated within the context of the pericope of Joshua 10. A literary critical investigation shows, inter alia, that the oldest version of the ...
  • Da Silva, A.A. (Andrew Anthony); Breytenbach, A.P.B. (Andries Petrus Bernardus), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The purpose of this article is to arrive at legitimate deductions about the textual function and the theological message of Isaiah 49:1-6. This goal is pursued by means of a method consisting of a synchronic analysis, a ...
  • Viviers, Hendrik (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article the interaction between an allegorical (tropological) understanding of the Song of Songs, the body and the internalized societal values of the sixteenth century Spanish mystic, St Teresa of Avila will be ...
  • Liebenberg, J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article discusses the role which “the body” plays in the Gospel of Thomas. Despite the fact that Thomas has often been regarded as “Gnostic, it is interesting to note that significant sayings within the Gospel ...