Old Testament stories and Christian ethics : some perspectives from the narrative of Judah and Tamar

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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Esias E.
dc.contributor.author Pietersen, Leonore P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T07:10:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T07:10:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract The relationship between Old Testament narrative and Christian ethics is challenging. When it comes to finding ethical guideline Old Testament narratives are unresponsive. This is particularly the case with a narrative such as Genesis 38. Biblical scholars have written extensively on how the text can be interpreted. In this article we look at the various ways scholars in Biblical criticism have tried to make sense of the text. We show that narratives can function as a platform for dialogue to mirror the intricacies of life. We do not attempt to resolve the tension between the story and ethics, but rather aim to consider biblical criticism as a tool which stimulates ethical debate. en_ZA
dc.description.department Old Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Meyer, E & Pietersen, L 2016, 'Old Testament stories and Christian ethics : some perspectives from the narrative of Judah and Tamar', Stellenbosch Theological Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 241-259. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9459 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17570/stj.2016.v2n1.a12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/56614
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust en_ZA
dc.subject Judah en_ZA
dc.subject Tamar en_ZA
dc.subject Old Testament stories en_ZA
dc.subject Christian ethics en_ZA
dc.title Old Testament stories and Christian ethics : some perspectives from the narrative of Judah and Tamar en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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