Browsing Research Articles (Old Testament Studies) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Old Testament Studies) by Issue Date

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  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The discussion on methodology in the South African exegetical and hermeneutical debate has not been completed yet. Several contributions during the past six years have kept this debate alive. Nevertheless, the duration ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    The temporal axis of apocalypses has always invited a wide range of interpretations. Not only dispensational schemes since the Christian era, but especially contemporary mass suicides arising from activist millennialism, ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    W Vosloo (1934- ) is one of the fine Old Testament scholars in South Africa. His work on the exposition and understanding of the Bible in general, and on the Old Testament in particular, counts to the core contributions ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    This article deals with some aspects of presentday Pentateuchal research. It is stated that although the basic elements of nineteenth century Pentateuch criticism still prevail, the study of the Pentateuch has also changed ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    This article deals with some aspects of the historical Abraham. Reference is made to an Afrikaans author, Karel Schoeman, and his novel, "Verliesfontein". In this work Schoeman attempts to enter the history of a town and ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Prayer is an integral part of the believer's communion with God. It reflects different dimensions and functions in the faith-relationship between God and man. Worship, praise, thanksgiving, intercession, petition, confession ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944-; Cronje, S.I. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    There has been growing interest in the book of Isaiah, particularly with regard to the unity of the book. The current debate has grown out of the discontent of more and more researchers with the historical-critical methods ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Psalm 72 propounds illuminating theological perspectives on leadership. The central figure in the psalm is the king. Throughout the Ancient Near East the king played a distinctive role, not only in contemporary politics, ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2002)
    The strophe comprising the cola 23a-30b is characterised by a remarkable series of imprecations which the supplicant directs against all those enemies who act against him in villainy (23a-29b). The supplicant appeals to ...
  • Le Roux, J.H. (Jurie Hendrik), 1944- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This article focusses on Adolf Von Harnack's profound study of Marcion, a theologian of the second century. He was amongst other things fascinated by Marcion's view of the Old Testament. Marcion rejected the Old Testament ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    The image “book of life” is mentioned expressis verbis in Psalm 69:29a. The supplicant appeals to God to erase his enemies from the “book of life”. The aim of this paper is to elaborate on this image. Quite varied notions ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    This study investigates five historical reviews in the Damascus Document. It analyses the way in which traditional schemas and historical patterns are integrated in the Document. As history reflects the ideology of its ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    During the last decade a group of South African theologians have stirred a part of the Afrikaans ecclesiastical community with statements and arguments on several faith issues, including the interpretation of the Bible. ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2004)
    The discussion on methodology in the South African exegetical arena is still continuing. Over the past decades, several contributions have kept this debate alive. The aim of this article is to contribute to this ongoing ...
  • De Villiers, Gerda; Lombaard, C.J.S. (Christo) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The new medium of the internet offers possibilities for teaching Theology unforeseen by previous generations of theological scholars. In this paper, the authors explore some difficulties inherent in such theological ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Stellenbosch University: Department of Ancient Studies, 2004)
    The purpose of this article is to interpret the text of Psalm 113 theologically as a portrayal of the Israelite God, Yahweh. In order to do this the composition of the text, its genre and literary context, text analysis, ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    A concern with reconciliation amidst broken relationships permeates the religious discourse of human spirituality. In addition, in the history of Christian spirituality in particular, the role of penitence has been considered ...
  • Venter, P.M. (Pieter Michiel), 1947- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    In the book of Leviticus the notion of reconciliation is used in a cultic context. Sacrifice and blood are the main means in the cult for reconciling man with God. This study investigates reconciliation in Leviticus in ...
  • Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    In this article the author discusses the fact that being sexual is part of being human. The Old Testament quite frankly acknowledges this important aspect of our humanity. It unapologetically depicts men and women as ...
  • Human, Dirk J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Sexuality and erotism form an integral part of life. Both these aspects mediate life fulfilling experiences of love. As part of the creation reality sexuality effects a positive power of life. Evidence from the ancient ...