APPEASED WITH DEATH: OLD TESTAMENT INSIGHTS ON LIFE AND DEATH, FOR THE CHURCH IN AFRICA CONFRONTED BY HIV/AIDS

Danie C van Zyl

Abstract


Notions on life and death in the Old Testament are explored with reference to the
HIV-Aids pandemic. These perspectives are firstly dealt with within the context of
other Ancient Near Eastern notions and the social reality of Ancient Israel and are
illustrated from a close and involved reading of Psalm 39. These are then discussed
with reference to African views on life and death, suggesting ways in which the
African church can contribute from the Old Testament in dealing with people living
with HIV and Aids.

Keywords


Life, Death, HIV-Aids, Psalm 39, Old Testament Worldview, African Worldview

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/100-0-664

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