INTERPRETING EXODUS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NGONI NARRATIVES CONCERNING ORIGINS
AbstractFor 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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