Browsing Research Articles (Ancient Languages) by Title

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  • Kritzinger, J.P.K. (Jacobus); Botha, Philippus Jacobus (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-05-16)
    The authors argue that the second cave episode in Jerome’s Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi should, in view of the similarities with the first cave episode and the high incidence of literary devices employed in it, be recognised ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2003)
    This paper presents a poetic and social-scientific analysis of the book of Obadiah. It suggests that the social and theological problems to which the book forms a response is the attempt of the people of Judah to come ...
  • 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 ...
  • Slabbert, M.J. (Martin Johannes) (AOSIS, 2018-09-20)
    This article explores Albert Stephanus Geyser’s understanding and application of the Christhymn (Phlp 2:6–11), focusing especially on the use of the words μορφή θεοῦ. The tension between a literary-critical approach to 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 ...
  • Potgieter, J.H. (Johan Hendrik), 1952- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
    Psalm 32 is widely regarded as a psalm of thanksgiving with elements of wisdom poetry intermingled into it. The wisdom elements are variously explained as having been present from the beginning, or as having been added ...
  • Prinsloo, Gert Thomas Marthinus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2015)
    Every human being inevitably experiences illness, loss, failure, and disappointment. When it happens to a perceived-to-be “righteous” person, the problem of theodicy arises, the question whether it is just when deities ...
  • Prinsloo, Gert Thomas Marthinus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2013)
    Suffering is a universal human experience. It causes an existential crisis and a struggle to construct meaning. When suffering is expressed through the medium of language, it is often done in terms of bodily experience in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kritzinger, J.P.K. (Jacobus) (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-08-29)
    This article is intended as a case study to introduce students to the life and work of St Jerome, and more specifically to his exegetical method. Letter 21 to Pope Damasus contains Jerome’s interpretation of the parable ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (New Testament Society of South Africa, 2008)
    Many a theological statement has been deduced from alleged changes to the text of the Septuagint by the author of Hebrews. These deductions do not always keep in mind the different textual traditions of the Septuagint text. ...
  • Allen, Garrick V. (Walter de Gruyter, 2015-01)
    The book of Revelation relentlessly alludes to Jewish scripture. Linguistic and thematic material from these works is enmeshed throughout the entirety of the Apocalypse. The gravid biblicism of this work and its manifest ...
  • Botha, Philippus Jacobus (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2004)
    Psalm 36 is a beautiful and masterfully crafted poem that once served to enhance the unity and conviction of a group of Yahweh worshippers. The strategy of the author seems to have been an attempt to create dissociation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Faculty of Theology of the University of the Orange Free State, 2009-12)
    The aim of this article is to study what Chrysostom said about theft and robbery in his community. His homilies on the New Testament will be scrutinized for information on this negative feature of the ancient world, since ...
  • Kritzinger, J.P.K. (Jacobus) (Brill Open, 2017)
    In her commentary on Jerome’s Vita Malchi, in the section called ‘Literary form and texture’ Gray discusses the existing literature on which Jerome drew in composing Vita Malchi. She provides a detailed account of the ...
  • Antonovics, Janis; Kritzinger, J.P.K. (Jacobus) (Cambridge University Press, 2016-09)
    This study presents the first translation from Latin to English of the Linnaean dissertation Mundus invisibilis or The Invisible World, submitted by Johannes Roos in 1769. The dissertation highlights Linnaeus's conviction ...
  • Schader, Jo-Mari (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2010)
    Psalm 47 is investigated intertextually with Psalms 46 and 48 in terms of their representation of space to determine to where Yahweh ascends in Psalm 47:6. An overview is also given of the theory of Critical Spatiality as ...