Louis Jonker


The quest towards a multidimensional exegetical approach arises from the present state of the exegetical discipline. Presently, this discipline is characterized by an overwhelming variety of methodology, but also by exclusivistic claims made by exegetes. In developing a multidimensional approach, various theoretical issues should be taken into account. One of these important issues is the development which took place in literary and biblical studies with regard to the concepts ‘text’ and meaning. A short overview of this development is provided. Thereafter, a proposal towards a multidimensional exegetical approach, namely that of Daniel Patte, is described and evaluated. The article ends with the formulation of guidelines for research towards a multidimensional exegetical approach, and with a short discussion of the author’s own proposal.


Multidimensionel exegetical approach; exegetical discipline; Daniel Patte

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/46-0-1641


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