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AbstractImprecatory prayer is becoming a common phenomenon in Ghana. This plea seeks the complete annihilation of human enemies believed to be the cause of the woes the petitioners face. However, ecclesiastic authorities and academic world find it difficult to dialogue with the practice and...
AbstractAccording to Erich Zenger, Psalm 82 has been considered as one of the most “spectacular” texts of the Old Testament. This psalm not only declares the death of other gods (אלהים) but also defines commitment towards the poor as a criterion for being true god. Within the debate of different...
AbstractIt is an open question how important the death of Jesus is in Lukan theology. The logic of narration in the Gospel and in Acts may help to find a new argument. The prophecy of Simeon identifies the dialectic of falling and rising as structure of Lukan soteriology. In this framework...
AbstractThe article is looking for traits of the concept of God’s covenant with Israel within the Book of Revelation. It persues the question how far elements of this theological concept were adopted and to which extent they have been altered by John. In analyzing the use of διαθήκη in Rev 11:16...
AbstractIn general, commentators consider Gen 46:8–27 as a secondary addition. Close reading brings to light the structuring role of verses 18 and 25 („these were the sons of Zilpah / Bilhah … and these she bore to Jacob, sixteen souls / seven souls”). In a ten-part outline based on the personal...
AbstractThe dual endings of Hosea promoted reflection on Israel’s history as the movement from destruction to restoration based on Yhwh’s gracious decision for Israel. It thus clarifies the endings of the prior sections of the book (chs. 3 and 11) by locating Israel’s future in the realm of...
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