Old Testament Essays
On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
Print version ISSN 1010-9919
SNYMAN, Fanie. A theological appraisal of the book of Malachi. Old testam. essays [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.597-611. ISSN 2312-3621.
The central question put in this paper is: what is the contribution Malachi makes to a theological appreciation of the OT? Four dimensions in determining the theology of the book of Malachi have been detected: a theological dimension portraying the God active in the book, a cultic dimension emphasising the way in which Yhwh demands to be worshipped; an ethical dimension highlighting the expected behaviour of the people of God and finally an eschatological dimension opening up a vision of a future to come.