INTERPRETING EXODUS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NGONI NARRATIVES CONCERNING ORIGINS

Edwin Zulu

Abstract


For many years now the interpretation of the Old Testament in Africa has been
challenged by the context(s) of the readers. It has become apparent that the Old
Testament text is better read and interpreted within a specific context. The Exodus
story brings about new meanings when interpreted within a specific context, which
influences their understanding of the Exodus narratives. In this paper, it is argued
that interpreting the Exodus narratives from a Ngoni perspective concerning origins
brings about wider understanding, also of the Exodus story, as it creates parallels
and challenges the readers – Ngoni in this instance – to identify with the story,
critique the story and live it.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/90-0-1077

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