THE CALL TO REWRITE THE BIBLE: SOME PERSPECTIVES

Jeremy Punt

Abstract


In the recent past a number of calls, particularly in the African context, were issued for rewriting the Bible.  Apart from attention to what such rewriting would entail, an investigation of the purported reasons for such calls is imperative.  It is questionable whether the early hermeneutical practices of the Jewish "rewritten" Bible or inner-biblical exegesis can be claimed as legitimate precedent for constructing a new canon. ...

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African context; status of bible; rewrite of bible

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/77-0-1414

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