EDITORIAL

B C Lategan

Abstract


A variety of interesting topics are discussed in this issue. The first three contributions are all hermeneutical in nature. Du Plooy traces the design of God in Luke-Acts, and shows how a variety of techniques are used to weave this theme into the structure of the Greek text. Oosthuizen argues that the exodus motif, which plays such an important role in liberation theology, forms part of a much wider hermeneutical problem which merits further attention. Hunter explores the possibilities for interpreting biblical texts opened up by deconstruction. By using psalm 50 as an example, he illustrates that the assigning of meaning is a complex issupofse, in which both the individuality of the text and its intertextuality have to be taken into account. The last contribution is more of a systematic nature, in which Fourie introduces the reader to a less-known, but very influential figure in the history of science – the astronomer John Kepler, explaining not only his break from Aristotelian physics, but also his severance of the ontological link between science and theology, and its far-reaching consequences.

In the place of our usual book notices, we finally focus on a publication of major importance for all involved in the translation and interpretation of the Bible, viz the new Greek-English Lexicon for the New Testament, by Louw and Nida, which has just become available. Scriptura hopes to publish an extensive review of the lexicon in due course. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/25-0-1888

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