South African Old Testament criticism : squeezed between an ancient text and contemporary contexts

Show simple item record Meyer, Esias E. 2015-10-09T07:36:48Z 2015-10-09T07:36:48Z 2015-07-23
dc.description.abstract The article focuses on a debate initiated by Masenya and Ramantswana in 2012 about the lack of engagement with contemporary issues by South African Old Testament scholars. The article shows, with reference to the book of Leviticus, that ancient texts grew over time in order to become relevant for later generations. It then asks: if it is possible for Old Testament scholars to construct ancient examples of writers engaging with contemporary issues, why these same scholars are reluctant to make these texts relevant for today? The article then engages with the work of Farisani and describes strong points and weaknesses in the way in which he uses biblical texts to engage with contemporary debates before returning to the central question. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Meyer, E.E., 2015, 'South African Old Testament criticism: Squeezed between an ancient text and contemporary contexts', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(3), Art. #2876, 7 pages. 10.4102/hts.v71i3.2876. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i3.2876
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject South African Old Testament scholars en_ZA
dc.subject Book of Leviticus en_ZA
dc.subject Farisani en_ZA
dc.subject Contemporary issues en_ZA
dc.subject Ancient texts en_ZA
dc.subject Biblical texts en_ZA
dc.title South African Old Testament criticism : squeezed between an ancient text and contemporary contexts en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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