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In die Skriflig

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KRUGER, Hennie A.J.. Laughter in the Old Testament: A hotchpotch of humour, mockery and rejoicing?. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.48, n.2, pp.01-10. ISSN 2305-0853.

Aspects of humour appearing in society, religion, literature and speech have been discussed. The article investigated in particular the current tendency to interpret certain passages in the Bible as evidence of humorous traits. In these cases humour is taken as an interpretative key. A prerequisite to provide a hermeneutical basis for reading the Old Testament in terms of humour has been discussed. A few texts that present Yahweh as laughing have been considered.

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