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HTS Theological Studies

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Abstract

HARRIS, Johannes C.F.  and  VENTER, Pieter M.. Samehang van verhoudingswoorde as middelpunt van verhoudingsherstel in die boek Hosea: 'n sosioretoriese studie. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2009, vol.65, n.1. ISSN 2072-8050.

This article reflects on the various nuances in meaning of the relationship terminology used in Hosea. These words are used in combination with one another, although used differently in different contexts. The different combinations create associations with new socioliterary meanings. This culminates in three central, interrelated notions, namely ('love as life orientation'), ('acknowledgement of the care of Yahweh') and ('to live before Yahweh'). The collective intention of these words is finally described as one of covenant harmony.

Keywords : Hosea; verhoudingsherstel; patrone en beelde; woorde onderlinge.

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