Browsing Ancient Languages by Issue Date

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  • Botha, Allan Douglas (University of Pretoria, 1975)
    The Introduction includes a review of the salient literature. This shows that many of the studies amount to an unimaginative treatment; little attention has been paid to the psychagogic aspects and their influence. The ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (University of Pretoria, 1978)
    Die doel van hierdie studie is om die relevansie van Gattungsforschung by die vasstelling van "betekenis" te ondersoek. Dit word gedoen deur hoofsaaklik die Nuwe-Testamentiese makarisme as Gattung nader te belig en die ...
  • Kruger, Veroni (University of Pretoria, 1982)
    A discourse analysis was done on the Greek text of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, as published by Nestle-Aland (26th edition) and the United Bible Societies (3rd edition). The discourse was analyzed into colons on syntactic ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 1991)
    The hymn Contra Haereses XXV by Ephrem is translated into English and the use of poetic devices such as metaphor, antithesis, apostrophe, invocatio, hyperbole and acoustic techniques to enhance the argumentative quality ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 1997)
    This paper endeavours to use the social setting of Psalm 34 as a key to its interpretation. The literary, social, and ideological dimensions of the text are analysed in order to determine its textual strategy, intent and ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1998)
    In Jeremiah 2:37 God says to Israel: "You will leave that place (= Egypt) with your hands upon your head". In this article various Bible translations and commentaries are scrutinized to determine how modern exegetes interpret ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 1998)
    The so-called Enthronement Psalms, that is Psalms 47, 93, 96, 97, 98 and 99, are described in this investigation as a distinctive group of psalms which constitute a similar illocutionary act. This act is defined against ...
  • Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) (University of Pretoria, 2000)
    In the year 2000 the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth two millennia ago is celebrated. If Jesus was seen as merely a historical figure, the significance of his life would be no different from that of people like Socrates or ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    In this article the author argues that there is a need for a new "official" translation of the Bible. He discusses modern trends in Bible translation. He also evaluates Afrikaans translations of the Bible on the basis ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2001)
    It is contended in this article that Biblical texts can no longer be interpreted without taking cognisance of the contribution that the social sciences can make to the process of interpretation. Psalm 123 is analysed ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The Church Fathers did not have a common theory or system of atonement. Therefore, if one wants to appreciate what they had to say about atonement, one needs to study the rich images that pervade their literature. Their ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    The presence and literary function of certain polarities in this particular hymn are investigated. It concerns polarities formed by the contrast between what was visible during the trial and crucifixion of Christ and ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2002)
    Psalm 75 is often assumed to be a psalm of thanksgiving. Others regard it as part of a cultic liturgy celebrating God's judgement on evildoers. But few researchers have recognised the important role played by the social ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    Psalm 129 is analysed as a poetic composition, as well as an ideological document. It was found that the social codes of honour and shame play an important role in what and how the psalm was supposed to communicate. It is ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Recently, studies have illustrated that honour and shame were core values in the Mediterranean world in general and in the Bible too. These studies usually resort to classical sources to support the claims being made. ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2003)
    Ephrem the Syrian’s twelfth hymn in the cycle De Virginitate is translated and analysed. This hymn describes the temptation of Christ by Satan as a contest in which Satan tried to humiliate Christ, but was defeated and ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2003)
    The relationship between the dramatis personae mentioned in Psalm 118 is investigated to determine for whom the psalm was intended in its present form and what the author or final editor wanted to communicate with the ...