A SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE? QUESTIONING THE USE OF THE CONCEPT OF TIME IN TEACHING THE OLD TESTAMENT IN AFRICA

Danie C Van Zyl

Abstract


A linear concept of time forms the basis of most of our use of the first testament, both scholarly and in faith communities. The African concept of time, however, differs markedly from the conventional Western linear concept. The Biblical concept of time stands somewere in between.

Keywords


African concept of time; Biblical concept of time, Western concept of time

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/94-0-1444

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