Browsing Research Articles (Ancient Languages) by Issue Date

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  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The first hymn in Ephrem the Syrian’s cycle Contra Haereses is translated and analysed in terms of its rhetorical and argumentative features. It seems that Ephrem used various rhetorical strategies to construct a polarity ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2004)
    Psalm 67 has been interpreted for a long time as part of an agricultural liturgy of thanksgiving for Yahweh’s grace. This paper argues that the psalm’s contents, its structure, and its immediate context in the book of ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    The article presents a literary and social-scientific analysis of the text of Psalm 101. The ideological purpose of the text seems to have been more than a mere declaration of intent made by someone about to ascend the ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    According to Matthew 10:29, not one sparrow will fall to the ground “apart from the Father”. The latter phrase is elliptical, and it is not clear what type of involvement from the Father is meant. This article examines how ...
  • Swart, G.J. (Gerhardus Jacobus), 1955- (Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    Since the publication more than a decade ago of two comprehensive studies on verbal aspect in New Testament Greek (Porter 1989; Fanning 1990), scholarly discussion has tended to focus more on the differences than on the ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2005)
    This paper investigates the exegetical notes on Daniel 3 in the Syriac commentary attributed to Ephrem the Syrian. It is established that the text which the author of the commentary used is most probably that of the ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2005)
    The meaning of the word ‘Torah’ in Psalm 1:2 is investigated in the light of the intratextual context of Psalm 1 itself and in the light of intertextual connections of this psalm with Joshua 1, Jeremiah 17, Psalms 52 and ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2005)
    This article is a social-scientific investigation of the ideology displayed in Psalm 1 and the ideology displayed in Psalm 2. It endeavours to describe the ideological points of contact between the two psalms, so as to ...
  • Barkhuizen, J.H., 1940- (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The purpose of this article is to provide an annotated translation of two homilies of Proclus of Constantinople dedicated to the apostles Paul (homily 18) and Andrew (homily 19). Their treatment in one article is justified ...
  • Barkhuizen, J.H., 1940- (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    First Peter addresses the Christians in the five Roman provinces in Asia Minor, and can in general terms be described as a letter of consolation and encouragement. Although they are suffering discrimination and injustice ...
  • Swart, G.J. (Gerhardus Jacobus), 1955- (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This study compares the Josephan version of the stories of Rahab and Esther to the respective biblical versions, applying an intertextual approach and demonstrating the advantages that such a method has against a one-dimensional ...
  • Kritzinger, J.P.K. (Jacobus) (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article focuses on the controversial Biblical figure, Rahab, the harlot of Jericho, and especially how the Latin Church fathers saw her. Rahab, whose story is told in the second chapter of the book of Joshua, betrayed ...
  • Weber, Beat, 1955- (2006)
    The focus of this article is on the function and aim of the mythopoetic passage in Psalm 77: 17-20 - a psalm which probably reflects the fall of the northern kingdom. It will be argued that these verses do not constitute ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Rahab, the harlot, was highly regarded in the Early Church, despite her former questionable profession. The Church Fathers often used her as an example to illustrate various theological truths. This study will focus on the ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Ephrem the Syrian's hymn De Nativitate 9 is translated and its structure and the presence and function of various literary tropes in it are discussed. It is concluded that the most important polarities in the hymn are those ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 CE) was perhaps the most influential Father of Syriac-speaking Christianity. Chapter 2 of the Syriac commentary on Daniel ascribed to him is investigated in this paper: The biblical (Peshi ...
  • Barkhuizen, J.H., 1940- (Classical Association of South Africa, 2007)
    The rhetorical genre of ekphrasis was widely employed by patristic and Byzantine authors, especially in their homiletic output. Here we have especially in mind the descriptive homily : As opposed to the exegetical homily, ...
  • De Hoop, Raymond (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2007)
    Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls it has become obvious that the bible manuscripts were not considered to be static entities, but much more as dynamic entities which could be adapted and expanded and even rewritten ...
  • Smit, Gerrit Daniel Stephanus (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Purity was one of the most fundamental social values in ancient Mediterranean society. In ancient literature, we frequently read about someone or something being pure or impure. However, the available research on purity ...
  • Van der Walt, Larry (C.P.) (Institute for Afro-Hellenic Studies, 2007)
    In this article the author compares the LXX prayers of Esther and Judith, paying special attention to structure and style. The LXX book of Esther is briefly compared to Judith in terms of their setting and Wirkungsgeschichte. ...