Browsing Research Articles (Ancient Languages) by UP Author "Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry"

Browsing Research Articles (Ancient Languages) by UP Author "Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry"

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  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11-20)
    This article investigates the reception of Luke 19:8b in the works of Chrysostom. The ambiguous nature of Luke 19:8b in its Lukan context provides a glimpse into Chrysostom’s thoughts on this passage. In asking the ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-04-18)
    The episode of Peter’s rescue from prison in Acts 12:5–17 occupies an intriguing position in the narrative of Acts as a whole. Scholars hold differing views on the episode’s function. These views range from seeing the ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2008)
    This narratological study takes a closer look at the characters of the ambiguous story of David, Uriah and Bathsheba. First, different theories of character are discussed to highlight the nature of narrative character. ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Stellenbosch University: Department of Ancient Studies, 2008)
    The distinction between story and discourse has become all but canonical in narratology. This article investigates the viability of this approach with reference to the narratological analysis of biblical narratives. It ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Southern African Society for Near Eastern Studies, 2008)
    Much has been said about Bathsheba’s guilt in 2 Samuel 11. The text’s ambiguity has lead to quite a number of different interpretations. One of the earliest of these various voices is the Septuagint text. Being a translation, ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Institute for Afro-Hellenic Studies, 2009)
    The word kuvrio~ occurs twice in Romans 14:4. Translations differ with respect to the capitalization of these two instances – the main problem being whether kuvrio~ should be taken to refer to Christ or to a human master. ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2013)
    Paul's apparent lack of preaching to the inhabitants of Malta in Acts 28:1-10 and his seeming indifference to being called 'a god' form a stark contrast to his usual missionary pattern in the narrative of Acts, possibly ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2008)
    This article enquires into the role of time in 2 Samuel 11 – the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah. This is done by first demarcating 2 Samuel 11:2-27a as a narrative unit and determining the scenes of the narrative. ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2009)
    Narrative theory, especially as it pertains to biblical narrative, is in a nebulous state. This article points out the enduring importance of narrative criticism for biblical narrative by way of a comparison between the ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, 2012)
    The mysterious dream of Pilate’s wife and its recounting to her husband (Matthew 27:19b) occupies a significant place in discussions on Pilate’s guilt. The present article aims to investigate the reception of this text ...
  • 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. ...
  • Van der Bergh, Ronald Henry (New Testament Society of South Africa, 2013)
    This article seeks to highlight the problematic use of the term βάρβαρος in the Acts of the Apostles (28:2, 4). In the ancient world this term could function as an ethnic and linguistic marker to designate another people ...