The apparent disconnection between Nigeria’s endowment in natural resources and the level
of poverty has become a cause for concern, with a serious impact on the development of the
nation. To address the poverty issue, ...
Within the passion narrative Matthew adds important pericopes to the Marcan text concerning
both Pilate and Judas. These additional pericopes provide a rich resource for exploring the
psychological motivation of and the ...
Psalm 139 provides both great opportunities and huge challenges for the preacher. It is a Psalm
crafted in four parts: part two is an imaginative and poetic affirmation of God’s omnipresence
that engages the Jungian ...
The world today is a place of materialism and self-instant gratification. The world
of new technology invented in smart cell phones with an easy access to internet.
The world of Social network, this is another dimension, ...
Obiorah, M.J. (Mary); Uroko, F.C. (Favour)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-10-29)
Copious citations of the Old Testament (OT) by the New Testament (NT) writers confirm the
continuity of the divine revelation in both parts of the sacred scripture and at the same time
underscore the newness of the NT. ...
Ndubuisi, C.I. (Christopher)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-09-25)
The Fulani herdsmen attack on Nigerian citizens has taken on an alarming dimension this day.
Hardly a week passes without one rumour of attack or another in one part of the country. In
each of these attacks property worth ...
Are the departed silent in their graves or do their voices influence the way we participate in
politics? While in other places their voices could be less loud, it is not so in Zimbabwe. Using
Terrence Ranger and Eric ...
Bumie, Mathias Teepa(University of Pretoria, 2018)
The case for pastoral appointment or self-appointment within the African Pentecostal church in Zambia highlights a current contemporary challenge in indigenous Pentecostal and charismatic churches in Africa. While considering ...
This study traces the manner in which the evangelist Mark presents Jesus as a healer. While
this is the primary focus, I am also interested, from an identity perspective, in why Mark is
keen to present Jesus as the best ...
Through interacting with the sick, did Jesus contract infectious diseases or did he take
preventive herbs to avoid them? During biblical times, infectious diseases were fatal. Diarrhoea,
cough, pneumonia and skin diseases ...
Adedibu, B.A. (Babatunde)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-08-21)
The religious transnationalism evident in the 21st century has heralded a new paradigm of
religion ‘made to travel’ as adherents of religions navigate various cultural frontiers within
Africa, Europe and North America. ...
Namgung, Young(New Testament Society of South Africa, 2018-07)
Galatians 3:10 is a crux interpretum in Pauline studies. This article
argues in favour of the traditional reading of this text, against more
recent proposals by representatives of the New Perspective on Paul. It
Kissi, Seth; Van Eck, Ernest(New Testament Society of South Africa, 2018-07)
To interpret biblical texts appropriately, it is important to understand the social institutions and scripts that underlie the text. The similarities between some concepts of personality in first-century Mediterranean ...
This study reviews various perspectives into the identity of Jesus as healer. There are two
main perspectives – those that approach the identity of Jesus as healer from a theological
perspective focusing on his personhood ...
Ndekha, L.W. (Louis)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-04-30)
This article argues that Luke’s characterisation of Zechariah and the other ordinary priests in
Acts 6:7 represents the most striking characterisation of the priesthood in the Gospels. This
positive depiction, seen against ...
This study investigates the reception of Isaiah 6:9-10 in the New Testament, in order
to establish whether the interpretation of this authoritative text has remained stable,
or has been altered through many hands and ...
Kok, Jacobus (Kobus); De Winter, Bastiaan A.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-02-27)
In this article the authors investigate the Ausgangstext of 1 Peter 4:16b with regard to the latest
text-critical insights based on the Editio Critica Maior’s coherence based genealogical method
reflected in the latest ...
Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-02-17)
Perspectives on the interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew. The article focuses on the
interconnectedness between the notion eschatology and the Jesus profile in the Gospel of
Matthew against the background of Donald ...
Bertolet, Timothy(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-10-20)
This article proposes a better source for the Son’s cry in Hebrews 5:7. It begins by surveying
sources previous scholars have identified, including Jesus’ cry in Gethsemane and Golgotha,
several Psalms, and the Maccabean ...