Cristin-resultat-ID: 1420638
Sist endret: 17. april 2018, 13:43
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2016
Vitenskapelig artikkel

The "poor" in ancient Israel - and in contemporary African biblical studies

  • Knut Holter


Mission studies
ISSN 0168-9789
e-ISSN 1573-3831
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2016
Publisert online: 2016
Trykket: 2016
Volum: 33
Hefte: 2
Sider: 209 - 221


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84978173675

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The "poor" in ancient Israel - and in contemporary African biblical studies


The academic discipline of biblical studies experiences an increasing tendency to engage in burning issues of our own time. The contemporary globalization of the guild – with more and stronger exponents outside its traditional Western habitat – challenges a discipline that used to be defined as a purely historical enterprise whose only purpose was that of providing textual and historical raw materials for others, such as the supposedly “real” theologians of systematic theology, practical theology, or missiology. Using examples provided by African biblical scholars who interpret biblical concepts of poverty, the article argues that the academic discipline of biblical studies has a mandate to participate in the current struggle for justice and human dignity, and to do so with its particular insights and tools vis-à-vis the biblical texts.


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Knut Holter

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Senter for misjon og globale studier ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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