Browsing Research Articles (New Testament Studies) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (New Testament Studies) by Issue Date

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  • Pilch, John J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    This essay sketches a basic introduction to medical anthropology as a key to understanding and interpreting the healing activity of the historical Jesus described in the gospels. It presents select literature, leading experts, ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1995)
    The issue of substitutionary sacrifice in John's Gospel is hotly debated. In this article it is argued that there are clear traces of this tradition in the Gospel, although it receives little emphasis. The hypothesis is ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1997)
    Although divorces did occur in the ancient Semitic world, divorce never became a casual or even an accepted phenomenon in especially the Jewish community. Marriage was the normal state of affairs for Jews, and they ...
  • Pilch, John J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1997)
    The article shows that it is anachronistic to speak of either Christians or Jews in the biblical period. In the New Testament both words are used pejoratively by outsiders. However, it became appropriate to speak of Jews ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The use of terminology like symbol, metaphor and figurative speech is very confusing, since these terms are defined in a variety of ways. A definition of symbol is formulated, and applied to the imagery of shepherding in ...
  • Malan, Gert Jacobus; Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    The concept the day of the Lord in 2 Peter is, as a mythological expression, an example of analogical language. However, the meaning of this mytheme is not clear to modem people who do not share the mythological world-view ...
  • Schutte, P.J.W. (Philippus Jacobus Wilhelmus) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the research results of one subject in the theological curriculum could be used in other subjects as well. In this article the results of historical Jesus research are used ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article consists of five argumentative sections. The first deals with the textual evidence with regard to the expressions "disciples", "the Twelve" and "apostles". In the second section it is argued that Jesus did not ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article begins with a discussion of the development of the doctrine with regard to the Holy Spirit. This development took place in three phases: from apocalypticism to the Nicene Creed to the Reformation. In the doctrine ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Matthew considers both the fall of the Jerusalem / the Temple and the coming of the Son of Man as being anticipated in the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus. This article argues that Matthew places these two events within ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The article presumes that religious language develops according to four phases: a movement from foundational religious experience to metaphorical language usage to confessional formulae to dogma. It is argued that Jesus’ ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    In the peasant society of Jesus' world the family revolved around the father. The father and the mother were the source of the family, not only in the biological sense, but because their interaction with their children created ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    The dynamics of metaphor, which are found in John 15:1-8, are compared with the dynamics of metaphor in Psalm 79 (LXX). This is done against the background of the dominance of the ancient Greek philosphical tradition in ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    The purpose of this study is to suggest a socio-historical frame of reference within which 2 Thessalonians may have communicated meaningfully with its intended readers. The question of the historical background of 2 ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    The aim of this article is to reflect on the implications of historical Jesus research for the theology of the church. It focuses on the relation between the pre-Easter Jesus and the post-Easter kerygmatic tradition. First, ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2000)
    The aim of this article is to reflect on the hermeneutical premises related to doctrinal criticism. The dogma of the virginal conception of Jesus as recorded in the Heidelberg Catechism and the Belgic Confession serves as ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    This article consists of four sections. Firstly, it reflects on the public debate regarding Jesus' alleged illegitimacy. The article argues that illegitimacy here refers to fatherlessness. Secondly, Joseph is focused on. ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    God, and not the Bible as such, is the church's primary authority. Jesus of Nazareth is the manifestation of God in history. In a post-Aufkllirung environment one cannot escape the demand to think historically. To discern ...
  • Van der Watt, J.G. (Jan Gabriel), 1952- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    References to physical families in John's Gospel are rarely discussed in secondary literature - the emphasis usually falls on the spiritual aspects. In this article the references to physical families are analysed, and it ...
  • 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 ...