OUT OF EGYPT – A BIBLICAL MEDITATION

Wolfram Kistner

Abstract


The main topic of the annual national conference of the S A Council of Churches in 1987 was: Confessing Christ in the Southern African Context. In view of this, the writer decided to address especially the problem of people who are made refugees in their own country, or sent into exile. It is done by way of a spiritual reflection, simultaneously on the Biblical text of Matthew 2:15 and the stated problem in the South African context. Following an historical approach through the Old Testament, it is finally argued that Matthew, through this very verse, witnesses to a new liberation brought about by Jesus, breaking through a recurring cycle of repression, liberation and renewed oppression. 

Keywords


Confessing Christ in the Southern African Context; Refugees; Exile; Matthew 2:15

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/23-0-1910

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