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Old Testament Essays

versão On-line ISSN 2312-3621
versão impressa ISSN 1010-9919

Old testam. essays vol.34 no.2 Pretoria  2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2021/v34n2a2 

Iho Ayo/ Mekgolokwane/Ululations/Festschrift: Dedicated to Prof David Tuesday Adamo, the Decoloniser of Old Testament Studies in Africa

 

 

Madipoane Masenya

Ngwan'a Mphahlele, University of South Africa

 

 

 

A powerful voice from the Western part of the continent of Africa! A voice that could be heard not only through the presence of its owner at our annual Old Testament Society of South Africa (OTSSA) meetings but also more importantly, for the purpose of this introduction, in several issues of Old Testament Essays (OTE), one of our prestigious journals locally and continentally. It is the journal that now contains the ululations (read: Festschrift) to honour this voice.

This is the voice of none other than one of our very own Nigerian African Old Testament scholar, Professor David Tuesday Adamo. He is one of the key scholars who have made important contributions to the field of African Biblical Hermeneutics. Adamo's refreshing voice, given the American and Eurocentric training and orientation which have shaped and continue to shape biblical scholarship on the African continent, has been loud and clear. Adamo's persuasion that there is African presence in the Christian Scriptures, that is, both in the Hebrew Bible and in the Second Testament, has been felt, as will also become evident from the essays contained in this special issue and his curriculum vitae as well as in his numerous research publications including his books and journal articles.

Adamo's commitment to deliberately make Africa and her concerns an important hermeneutical lens through which to engage the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in particular, emerges from the following among others:

First, Adamo argues that there should be decolonisation of the contents and methods of biblical scholarship especially as they are theorised and practised by African biblical scholars.

Second, the honouree insists that there is an African presence in the Christian Scriptures. In Adamo's view, the Christian Bible is not only replete with many references to Africa and Africans, Africans feature in critical roles in the biblical text.

Third, Adamo intentionally foregrounds the African context in his interaction with the biblical text. His particular focus on the application of the Psalter within the lived experiences of members of selected Nigerian indigenous churches in recent years can be cited as a case in point.

Fourth, the honouree is persuaded that there is a continued positive impact of the Christian Bible on many a life of an African person, especially, African Christian believers.

In light of the preceding achievements and many more, Professor David Tuesday Adamo deserves our ululations (Iho Ayo//Mekgolokwane/Festschrift). Indeed, di retwa di bowa mokatong (they are praised only when they have finished the race).

To that end, this special issue of Old Testament Essays, contains the essays that seek to honour his scholarship. As Hulisani Ramantswana in this volume has noted, this is a historic issue! Why? In the OTE's more than six decades of existence, Professor David Tuesday Adamo becomes the first black African Old Testament scholar in Africa to be honoured in this way by the journal.

The essays in this special volume engage with the scholarship of Adamo and cover a wide variety of themes. For example, the essays of Knut Holter and Hulisani Ramantswana offer readers a glimpse of trends in Adamo's scholarship (cf. Ramantswana's essay) or situate his scholarship within the broader context of Nigerian biblical scholarship (cf. Holter's essay).

Other contributors use the element of culture, especially the Nigerian culture, as an optic lens to engage with the biblical texts (cf. Abasili, Akintola, Dada and Elness-Hansen in this volume)

Some essays explore the theme of the African presence in the contributors' interactions with the biblical text (cf. Hoyland Lavik, Mbuvi, Ndoga, and West in the present volume).

Other authors use the theme of gender as a hermeneutical lens to interact with the biblical text and with Adamo's works (cf. Abasili, Kondemo, Masenya (Ngwan'a Mphahlele), Kuloba Wabyanga, Olojede and Mtshiselwa in this volume).

Hendrik Bosman asks critical questions that relates history to our present-day post-colonial contexts while Dirk Human engages one of the favourite books in Adamo's scholarship, that is, the Psalter. The contributions are expounded below under four categories.

 

A ADAMO'S SCHOLARSHIP

In his essay, Hulisani Ramantswana reviews Adamo's contributions from 2003 to date, particularly, Adamo's distinctive readings of the Old Testament that were published by Old Testament Essays. Prof Adamo has been one of the loyal African contributors to OTE and is the first black African Old Testament scholar in Africa to be honoured in this way through the journal.

In his article, Knut Holter investigates Nigerian biblical studies by relating African interpretive concerns to Western scholarly traditions with David T. Adamo's academic publications as the academic lens.

 

B THE RELIGIO-CULTURAL READING OPTIC

African cultural hermeneutics, according to its foremost exponent David Adamo, is an approach in biblical interpretation that makes the African socio-cultural context a subject of interpretation. In his essay, Adekunle Oyinloye Dada critically assesses Adamo's usage of Yoruba cultural elements with a view to determining the extent to which the honouree has engaged successfully the biblical text and whether this has translated to a better understanding of the Bible in Africa.

Informed by the present-day justice-denying Nigerian context in which social injustice and oppression prevail, Godwin Olutayo Akintola asks the following critical question: can the present-day prophets of The Apostolic Church LAWNA Nigeria, a church that sets great store by the prophetic ministry, be called upon to be as audacious as the eighth-century BCE Israelite prophets were, in raising their voices both within and outside the faith community to demand for a right and just society?

Taking her cue from the Gen 16 character of Hagar, one who gives testimony within the text to a fuller understanding of God, Beth E. Elness-Hanson argues that listening to and seeing other contemporary African voices and writings open one's ears and eyes to fuller understandings of God today. Among the voices worth listening to, is Adamo's, the vanguard in African Biblical Hermeneutics

 

C AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE

Traditional historical-critical scholarship has not showed great interest in the Old Testament texts about Cush. However, the Nigerian biblical scholar David Tuesday Adamo has through his many studies of the Cush texts, sensitised the guild to what can be labelled as an African presence in the Old Testament. Taking her cue from Adamo, Marta Hoyland Lavik's article engages the Hebrew Bible texts about Cush and the Cushites. It argues that Cush functions as a literary motif in the Old Testament corpus.

In his essay, Andrew M. Mbuvi revisits the text of Acts 8: 26-40 about the Ethiopian eunuch in order to address the following critical questions: What is the significance of this story that the author of Acts felt the need for its inclusion in the book? What might it symbolise in the structure of the book? How does it fit with the mission of the spreading of the gospel to the "uttermost parts of the world" (Acts 1:8)?

Using also the story of the Ethiopian eunuch as a point of reference to African realities reflected throughout the biblical text, Sampson S. Ndoga argues in his essay that although the portrayal of Africa by colonial architects has been that of an underdeveloped and backward continent, the biblical record which he claims has been proven for its reliability and historicity, provides us with the impetus to re-analyse key texts in order to re-examine the hegemonic views that underlie the agenda of undermining African advancements.

In his article, Gerald O. West asks: Does it have to do with more about the doings of Africans and less about the sayings in the Old Testament? West argues that the doings of Africans led to the question of the sayings of Africans. Obliquely, yet following the same Black Theology ideo-theological trajectory, West considers how Adamo's comparative cultural work on proverbs, intersects with emerging South African decolonial race and/as class comparative work on proverbs.

 

D GENDER AS A HERMENEUTICAL LENS

In her essay, Marthe Maleke Kondemo argues that though the Bible may be seen as oppressive to women, (for example the characters of Esther and Vashti), women have a way of navigating the alienating patriarchal context. Although elitist, if the strategies used by the two queens are combined, Esther and Vashti can serve as role models to the Mongo women of the DRC in their affirmation of their new identities and roles.

Using as a point of departure Adamo's reading of Ebed-Melech's justice-seeking protest against the prophet Jeremiah's mistreatment by King Zedekiah and the royals of Judah, Robert Kuloba Wabyanga reads the efforts of Ebed-Melech in recognition of the noble efforts of various protesters and of the female character of Song of Songs as a black wo(man) (שְׁחוֹרָה). The woman in the Song of Songs in Wabyanga's view, is not only protesting against her oppression, but also retelling the story of how she lost her vineyard (כְׁרָמִים) due to injustice and became poor, disparaged and feared.

In his tireless efforts to unlock the Hebrew Bible's reality for African contexts and persuaded by his commitment to decolonise the subject of biblical studies, Adamo made successful efforts to reflect on the African presence in the Old Testament. This statement sums up Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan'a Mphahlele)'s view of Adamo's contributions to biblical studies. What about the question of gender though? She asks. Thus, in her essay, Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan'a Mphahlele) asks these crucial questions about Adamo's scholarship and gender: In Adamo's concerted effort to confirm the presence of Africa and the Africans in the Hebrew Bible, does the woman question feature? If it does, how does the honouree navigate the question of gender? Due to the nature of the contents of this essay, which was printed in OTE in 2020, the essay is re-printed in this issue with the permission of the editors.

In the view of Ndikho Mtshiselwa, the Zimbabwean migrant women display the embodiment of intersectional struggles of the working-class people (class), women (gender) and immigrants (internationality) in Southern Africa. In his essay, Mtshiselwa thus investigates the oppression of people in Exodus 1-15 and Southern Africa as well as its resistance, in an intersectional perspective.

In conversation with David Adamo's Africa in the Bible approach, which investigates the presence of Africa and Africans in the Christian Scriptures, in her essay, Funlola Olojede conducts a synoptic search of the named and unnamed "African" women of the Hebrew Bible, specifically of the Torah and Nebiim with the aim of probing their socio-economic statuses. She argues that the social identity and status of these women could help to counteract some of the modern images of African women as victims of patriarchy under male power.

Taking a cue from David Tuesday Adamo, Alexander Abasili's article employs 'Africentric' hermeneutics as a contextual interpretative approach to his reading of the text of Num 5:11-31. Using the Igbo-Nigerian culture as a case study, Abasili interprets the ritual in Num 5:11-31 - a ritual that is gender-specific, applying only to a woman suspected of adultery - from the perspective of a married African Igbo woman. Abasili therefore calls attention to the sexual injustice endured by married women in some parts of Africa and calls for the eradication of such injustice.

Jacobus Eliza Johannes Capitein (1717-1747) is remembered as the first African to argue in writing, that slavery was compatible with Christianity in the dissertation he defended at Leiden in 1742 on the topic: "De Servitute Libertati Christianae Non Contraria." In his article, Hendrik Bosman asks the following critical questions in our post-colonial contexts. Was Capitein a sell-out for arguing with scholarly vigour in his dissertation that the Bible did not prohibit slavery and that it was therefore permissible to continue with the practice in the 18th century or was he resisting the system by means of mimicry due to his hybrid identity - as an African with a Dutch education?

In his essay, Dirk Human examines one of Adamo's favourite books of the Hebrew Bible, that is, the Psalter. He relates Ps 135 to Ps 136 and argues that traditions and motifs from the Israelite Ur- and Heilsgeschichte help to portray the Israelite deity as a powerful 'striking' God, who defeats all other powers and gods. For these mighty deeds, Yahweh deserves praise and thanksgiving from all who serve him namely Israel (135:19) and 'all flesh' (136:25).

 

E PROFESSOR DAVID TUESDAY ADAMO'S SCHOLARLY TRAJECTORY AND PUBLICATIONS

1 Scholarly Trajectory

a What now of his origins?

Professor David Tuesday Adamo was ushered on planet Earth on 5 January 1949 to a single mother as his father died before he was born. Coming from a poor socio-economic background, little would the people of the Irunda-Isanlu, East Yagba, LGA, Kogi State, Nigeria know that Baby Tuesday would grow up to become a university professor!

b Educational background

Professor Adamo obtained his qualifications from a variety of institutions both in his local Nigerian context and in the United States as follows:

Bachelor of Theology (BTh), ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria, 1977; Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of the State of New York, Albany, USA: Liberal Arts, 1982; Master of Theology (MTh), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1980; Doctor of Religion (Rel.D), Indiana Christian University, Indianapolis, USA, 1983. In 1986, he went on to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Religion with specialisation in Old Testament and Semitic Languages and a minor in Ancient and Medieval History from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.

c Inauguration as professor

Professor Adamo was ushered into the position of full professor in 2004 after presenting his inaugural lecture titled, "Decolonizing African Biblical Studies" at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. The theme of his lecture could not have been more fitting in view of the honouree's concerted efforts to Africanise Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies in his research outputs.

Professor David Tuesday Adamo was (until 2020) a professor of Old Testament studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.

d Current research interests

Professor Adamo's present research interests include Old Testament and the African Presence in and Contributions to the Bible, African Biblical Hermeneutics and African Indigenous Religions.

e Major conferences attended:

As typical of resourceful scholars, Professor Adamo attends and participates in numerous academic conferences where he presents academic papers both in his local Nigerian context and internationally, especially in South Africa and the United States. A few examples of the conferences he attended are listed below.

Nigeria and Europe

Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 1991; Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies Conference, Ibadan, Nigeria; 510 August 1987, Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies Annual Conference, University of Jos, Jos, 2007; International Organization for the Study of Old Testament Conference, Switzerland, August 5-10, 2001.

OTSSA and SASNES

Annual Conference of Old Testament Society of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, September 2005; Annual Conference of Old Testament Society of

South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, September 2006; Old Testament Society of Southern Africa Annual Conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2013 and Southern African Society for Near Eastern Studies, North-West University, 2018.

SBL and AAR

American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, San Francisco, USA, November 1997; American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, Orlando, Florida, USA, November 1998; Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, Atlanta, USA, November 2010; Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, San Antonio, USA, 2016 and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, San

Diego, California, USA, 2019.

f Membership of academic societies

A resourceful scholar is usually part of a community of scholars and his/her peers. It is no surprise that Prof Adamo is a member of several prestigious academic societies including American Academy of Religion; African Association for the Study of Religions, New Testament Society of South Africa, Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies, Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions, Old Testament Society of South Africa and the Society of Biblical Literature

g Honours, distinctions and professional awards

The many accolades behind Professor Adamo's name reveal the calibre of scholar that he is. Some of the awards and honours he received include the following:

He was listed among WHO'S WHO in Biblical Studies and Archaeology by the Biblical Archaeology Society (1986 - 1987), Edition, USA, and again in WHO'S WHO among Black Americans, USA in 1992-1993. Adamo received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Black History Month from the Department of Federal Housing Authority, Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1986); Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Award (1980-1983); and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence and General Service by Paul Quinn College, Waco Texas, USA(1986). In addition, Adamo received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Community Development in Makutu-Isanlu by Makutu Development Association (December 2009). He became also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Administration of Nigeria, Educational Administration (FIMAN), (2010); and Fellow of the Nigerian Academic of Letters (FNAL), (2010). Adamo was also described as one of the best African Old Testament scholars in Africa by some of the South African, Norwegian and Tanzanian Old Testament scholars.

A few months prior to the Covid-19 disruption in 2019, Adamo was honoured by the Society of Biblical Literature (the ABH Program Unit) in San Diego, USA, for his outstanding contribution to the African Biblical Hermeneutics.

h External examination and post-graduate supervision

Professor Adamo has successfully supervised several Masters and Doctoral students. He has also served as examiner of several doctoral theses in Nigeria and South Africa.

1 Academic administration

The honouree has also displayed his skill as a competent administrator in the following positions, among others:

Adamo helped to set up the proposal for the Department of Religious Studies or Christian Studies in Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.

In addition, he held the following positions among others:

Head of Department of Religious Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria (1993-1994, 2004-2006), Dean: Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria (1994 to 1998), and acted for the Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University (1994), Head of Department, Philosophy and Religious Studies (2007-2008), Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kogi State University, Anyigba (2008) and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Kogi State University, Anyigba (2008-2010).

j Family life

Professor David Tuesday Adamo is a family man. Adamo is married to Ebunola Grace (née Are) and the union is blessed with four children namely Dr Oluwayomi Bamidele, Dr. Pauline Bolutife, David Tuesday Jr. and Remilekun.

k Countries visited

The honouree visited several countries including Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Norway, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Zimbabwe.

 

2 Publications

1. Adamo, D.T., ed. Biblical Interpretation in African Perspectives. Midland: University Press of America, 2006, USA.         [ Links ]

2. Adamo, D.T. Africa and Africans in the New Testament. Midland: University Press of America, 2006, USA.         [ Links ]

3. Adamo, D.T. Reading and Interpreting the Bible in African Indigenous Churches. Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2001, USA.         [ Links ]

4. Adamo, D.T. Explorations in African Biblical Studies. Midland: Wipf & Stock, 2001, USA.         [ Links ]

5. Adamo, D.T. Africa and Africans in the Old Testament. Bethesda: International Scholars Publications, 1998. Reprinted by WIPF and Stock Publishers, Oregon, USA, 2001, Reprinted by Justice Jeco, Benin, Nigeria, USA/Nigeria.         [ Links ]

6. Adamo, D.T. African American Heritage? Texan Press, Waco TX, 1985, USA. And reprinted, Moi University Press, Eldoret, Kenya, 1992 and WIPF Stock & Publishers, Eugene, OR, USA.         [ Links ]

7. Adamo, D.T. Black Women in the Bible. Kwik, Press, Waco, TX, 1986, USA.         [ Links ]

8. Adamo, D.T and Olusegun, B.C. "The Assurance that Yahweh Can and Will Keep His Own: An Exegesis of Psalm 121 in Okun Context." Theologia Viatorium, 2021, South Africa.         [ Links ]

9. Adamo, D.T. "The Concept of Monotheism in the Book of Proverb and in African (Yoruba) Context." Verbum et Ecclesia, 2021, South Africa.         [ Links ]

10. Adamo, D.T. "I Am the LORD Your Healer' Ex. 15:26: (ני יהוה רפאך) Healing in the Old Testament and the African (Yoruba) Context." In die Skriflig 55/1, 2021, South Africa.         [ Links ]

11. Adamo, D.T. "The Portrayal of Africa and Africans in Book of Psalms," Black Theology International Journal, 2020, Britain.         [ Links ]

12. Adamo, D.T. "The Unheard and Silent Voice in the Old Testament: The African Wife of Jeroboam." Old Testament Essays, 2020, South Africa.         [ Links ]

13. Adamo, D.T. "Decolonizing Psalm 8 in African Yoruba Context." Journal of Semitics, 2020, South Africa.         [ Links ]

14. Adamo, D.T. "Reading Psalm 90 in African Yoruba Context." Verbum et Ecclesia, 2020, South Africa.         [ Links ]

15. Adamo, D.T. "The African Background of Prosperity Gospel." Theologia Viatorum, 2020, South Africa.         [ Links ]

16. Adamo, D.T. "Reading Psalm 35 in African (Yoruba) Perspective." Old Testament Essays 32 (3): 2019: Old Testament Essays 32/3: (2019): 938957, South Africa.         [ Links ]

17. Adamo, D.T. "Translating the Hebrew Name יהוה into the Yoruba Language Nigeria in the Yoruba Bible." In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 53/1 a2410 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v53i1.2410, South Africa.         [ Links ]

18. Adamo, D.T. "Ebed-Melech's Protest to King Zedekiah as a Model of Modern Protest Movement (Jer. 38:1-17)." In die Skriflig 53(1), a2450. https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v53i1.2450, South Africa.         [ Links ]

19. Adamo, D.T. "Psalm as a Vehicle for Historiography." Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 45/2, 1-19, 2019, South Africa.         [ Links ]

20. Adamo, D.T. "Psalm 100 in an African Context." Journal of Semitics, https://doi.org/10.25159/1013-8471/4186, South Africa.         [ Links ]

21. Adamo, D.T. "The Extent to which OTSSA Journal (OTE) Reflects the Indigenous African Culture and T radition from 2001-2016." Old Testament Essays (2018): 42-65, South Africa.         [ Links ]

22. Adamo, D.T. "Religion and Elections in Nigeria: A Historical Perspective." Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 3 (2018): 1-19 pages, South Africa.         [ Links ]

23. Adamo, D.T. "Reading Psalm 23 in an African Context." Verbum et Ecclesia Journal 39/1 (2018): 1-8, South Africa.         [ Links ]

24. Adamo, D.T. "The Portrayer of Africa and Africans in the Book of Jeremiah." In die Skriflig 52/1: 1-9, a2259. https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v52i1.2259 2018, South Africa.         [ Links ]

25. Adamo, D.T. "A Silent Unheard Voice in the Old Testament: The Cushite Woman Whom Moses Married in Numbers 12:1-10." In die Skriflig (2018): 1-8, South Africa.         [ Links ]

26. Adamo, D.T. "The Life of King David as a Model of Reconstruction in Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africa." Edited by Elias Bomgmba, London: Routledge, 2018, UK.         [ Links ]

27. Adamo, D.T. "The Significance of Psalm 121 in an African Context." Journal of Semitic 26/1 (2017): 33-46, South Africa.         [ Links ]

28. Adamo, D.T. "The Burning Bush (Ex 3:1-6): A Study of Natural Phenomena as Manifestation of Divine Presence in the Old Testament and in African Context." Journal of Theological Studies (HTS) 73/3 (2017): 1-8, South Africa.         [ Links ]

29. Adamo, D.T. "The African Joseph: His Contributions to Ancient Israel and Africa." Theologia Viatorium 40/2 (2016): 32-63, South Africa.         [ Links ]

30. Adamo, D.T. "African Biblical Studies: Illusions, Realities and Challenges." In die Skriflig 50/1 (2016), a1972. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i1.1972, South Africa.         [ Links ]

31. Adamo, D.T. "The Task and Distinctiveness of African Biblical Hermeneutics." Old Testament Essays 28/1 (2015): 31-52, South Africa.         [ Links ]

32. Adamo, D.T. "What Is African Biblical Hermeneutics?" Journal of Black Theology 13/1 (2015): 59-77.         [ Links ]

33. Adamo, D.T. "Ancient Israel and Yoruba Proverbs as Advice, Warning, Encouragement and Explanations." HTS Theological Studies 71/3 (2015): 1 -11, South Africa.         [ Links ]

34. Adamo, D.T. "Wisdom Psalms in African Context." Journal of Black Theology 13/2 (2015): 147-165, UK.         [ Links ]

35. Adamo, D.T. "The Semiotic Interpretation of Selected Psalms Inscriptions on Motor Vehicles in Nigeria." Scriptura 114/1 (2015): 1-13, South Africa.         [ Links ]

36. Adamo, D.T. "The Missiological Implication of African Exile (Slavery)." Theologia Viatorum 39/2 (2015): 89-111, South Africa.         [ Links ]

37. Adamo, D.T. "The Possible African Background of Genesis 1-2 Creation Accounts: Implication for African Christianity." Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies XLV1/ (2014): 1- 32, South Africa.         [ Links ]

38. Adamo, D.T. "Reading Jeremiah 13:23 in African Context." Journal of Semitics 23/2, 2014, 500-530, South Africa.         [ Links ]

39. Adamo, D.T. "The Poor in the Book of Psalms and in Yoruba Tradition." Old Testament Essays 27/3 (2014), South Africa.         [ Links ]

40. Adamo, D.T. "The Triune God in African Context." Theologia Viatorum 38/2 (2014): 138-167, South Africa.         [ Links ]

41. Adamo, D.T. "The African Wife of Solomon." Journal of Semitics 23/1 (2014): 1-20, South Africa.         [ Links ]

42. Adamo, D.T. "Portrayal of Africa and Africans in the Pentateuch and the Major Prophets: Implication for Christianity in Modern Africa." Theologia Viatorum 38/1 (2014): 63-77, South Africa.         [ Links ]

43. Adamo, D.T. "The African Wife of Joseph Asenath." Journal of Semitics 22/2 (2013): 409-425, South Africa.         [ Links ]

44. Adamo, D.T. "The Nameless African Wife of Potiphar and Her Contribution to Ancient Israel." Old Testament Essay 26/2 (2013): 221248, South Africa.         [ Links ]

45. Adamo, D.T. "The African Wife of Jeroboam." Theologia Viatorum 37/2 (2013), South Africa.         [ Links ]

46. Adamo, D.T. "A Mixed Multitude: An African Reading of Exodus 12:38." Pages 67-78 in Exodus and Deuteronomy Texts and Contexts. Edited by Athalya Brenner and Gale A. Yee. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012, USA.         [ Links ]

47. Adamo, D.T. "Decolonizing the Psalter in Africa." Pages 299-316 in Postcolonial Perspectives in African Interpretations. Edited by Musa Dube, Andrew Mbuvi and Dora R. Mbuwayesango. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012, USA.         [ Links ]

48. Adamo, D.T. "Decolonizing Psalm 91 in an African Perspective with Special Reference to the Culture of the Yoruba People of Nigeria." Old Testament Essays 25/1 (2012): 9-26, South Africa.         [ Links ]

49. Adamo, D.T. and Enede, Doris. "The Daughter of Pharaoh: A Source of Social and Religious Transformation in Africa." Journal of Gender and Religion 18/1 (2011), South Africa.         [ Links ]

50. Adamo, D.T. "Teaching the History of Ancient Israel from African Perspective." Old Testament Essays 23/3 (2010): 473-501, South Africa.         [ Links ]

51. Adamo, D.T. "Africa and Africans in the Old Testament Scheme of Salvation." Theologia Viatorium (2010), South Africa.         [ Links ]

52. Adamo, D.T., Samuel Murrell and David Shannon. "Psalms." Pages 220-236 in The Bible in Africa, Reading Israel 's Scriptures from Africa and the Diaspora. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010, USA.         [ Links ]

53. Adamo, D.T. "The Bible in the Twenty-first Century Africa." Pages 2532 in The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora. Edited Hugh Page Jr. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010, USA.         [ Links ]

54. Adamo, D.T. "The Bible and African Tradition." Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Project 2010, UK.         [ Links ]

55. Adamo, D.T. "Psalm 29 in African Indigenous Churches in Nigeria." Pages 126-143 in Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Edited by Lowell K. Handy. Wipf & Stock, 2010 , Oregon, USA.         [ Links ]

56. Adamo, D.T. "The Deutoronomist(s)' Interpretation of Exilic Suffering in an African Perspective." Old Testament Essay 23/1 (2010): 9-27, South Africa.         [ Links ]

57. Adamo, D.T. and Felix Ehimare Enegho. "Therapedic Systems in African Indigenous Churches." Research and Development, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, 2009, Ghana.         [ Links ]

58. Adamo, D.T. "The Gifted and the Study of Religion." Umar Journal 2/1 (2007): 29-38.         [ Links ]

59. Adamo, D.T. "Church and Democracy." Umar Journal 2/1 (2007): 1-7.         [ Links ]

60. Adamo, D.T. "Christianity and African Traditional Religion(s): Post-Colonial Round of Engagement." Verbum et Ecclesia, South Africa.         [ Links ]

61. Adamo, D.T. "The Reign of David: A Lesson for Sit-tight Leaders in Nigeria." A Commission Paper Read at the Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies Conference, Jos, Nigeria, July, 2008.         [ Links ]

62. Adamo, D.T. "Joshua and Caleb as Examples of Fidelity and Courage." African Journal of Biblical Studies XXV1/2 (Oct. 2008): 1-8, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

63. Adamo, D.T. "Psalm as Semiotic in African Context." Journal for the Nigerian Association for Semiotic Studies 1/1 & 2 (2007): 62-69, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

64. Adamo, D.T. "Decolonizing the Psalter in African Context." Black Theology an International Journal 5/1 (2007): 20-38, Britain.         [ Links ]

65. Adamo, D. T, "The So-called-Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8." African Journal of Biblical Studies XXII/1 (2006): 5-22, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

66. Adamo, D.T. "The Imprecatory Psalms in African Context." Pages 139154 in Biblical Interpretation in African Perspective. Edited by David Adamo. Midland: University Press of America, 2006, USA.         [ Links ]

67. Adamo, D.T. "African Influence on Ancient Israel." Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa (2001): 11 -14, Norway.         [ Links ]

68. Adamo, D.T. and E.F. Eghwubare. "The African Wife of Abraham." Old Testament Essays 18/3 (2005): 455-471, South Africa.         [ Links ]

69. Adamo, D.T. "What Is African Biblical Studies?" Pages 17-31 in Decolonization of Biblical Interpretation in Africa. Edited S. O. Abogunrin. Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies Book Series 4, 2005, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

70. Adamo, D.T. "Globalization of African Biblical Studies." A Keynote Address Delivered at An International Conference on Art, Man and Globalization, Ambrose Alli State University, Ekpoma, Nigeria on 16/11/05, Art, Man and Globalization, 2005, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

71. Adamo, D.T. "Decolonizing the Teaching of the Old Testament in Africa." Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa 19 (2005): 3-10, Norway.         [ Links ]

72. Adamo, D.T and J. Enuwosa. "Missionary Go Home: The Integrity of Missionary Movement in Africa." 2004. http://www.missionstudies.org/conference/1papers/Adamo_and_Enuwo_sa.htm.         [ Links ]

73. Adamo, D.T. "Reading Psalm 109 in African Christianity." Old Testament Essay 21/3 (2008): 575-592. South Africa.         [ Links ]

74. Adamo, D.T. "Psalms." Pages 151 - 162 in Global Bible Commentary. Nashville: Abingdon Press , 2004, USA.         [ Links ]

75. Adamo, D. T. "Healing in the Old Testament and in African Context." Pages 17-31 in Biblical Healing in African Context. Edited by S.O. Abogunrin. Ibadan: Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies, 2004, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

76. Adamo, D.T. "What Is in a Name? Theological Importance of African and African American Names." Published by African Forum, 86-91, 2003, USA.         [ Links ]

77. Adamo, D.T. "The Historical Development of Old Testament Studies in Africa." Old Testament Essay 16/1 (2003): 9-33, South Africa.         [ Links ]

78. Adamo, D.T. "Ebed-Melech's Sense of Justice (Jer. 38: 7 - 13; 39: 15 -17): A Challenge to African Christian Leaders." African Journal of Biblical Studies XIX/2 (2003): 7-12, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

79. Adamo, D. T. "Psalms in African Indigenous Churches." Pages in The Bible in Africa. Edited by Gerald West and Musa Dube. Leiden: Brill, 2000, Netherlands.         [ Links ]

80. Adamo, D.T. "In Search of Africanness in the Bible." Nigerian Journal of Biblical Studies XV/2 (2000): 20-40, Ibadan, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

81. Adamo, D.T. "African Cultural Hermeneutics." Pages 66-90 in Vernacular Hermeneutics. Edited by Sirgatharajah. Sheffield: University of Sheffield Press, 1999, UK.         [ Links ]

82. Adamo, D.T. "African Background of African American Hermeneutics." Presented at SBL, Conference, Nov. 1999, and Published in Explorations in African Biblical Studies. Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR, 2001, 40-66, USA.         [ Links ]

83. Adamo, D.T. "The Use of African Indigenous Medicine in African Indigenous Churches in Nigeria." Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research 39, 1997-1998, Vienna, Austria.         [ Links ]

84. Adamo, D.T. "Christianity and the Economic Emancipation in Nigeria." Nigerian Journal of Biblical Studies XIII (April and Oct. 1998): 1-8, Ibadan.         [ Links ]

85. Adamo, D. T. "The Concept of Peace in the Old Testament and in Africa." Pages 99-111 in The Bible in African Christianity: Essays in Biblical Theology. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, 1997, Kenya.         [ Links ]

86. Adamo, D.T. "Doing Old Testament Research in Africa." Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa 3 (1997): 8-11.         [ Links ]

87. Adamo, D.T. "The Table of Nations in an African Context." Journal of African Religion and Philosophy 2/2 (1993): 2-15, Uganda.         [ Links ]

88. Adamo, D.T. "The Distinctive Use of Psalms in African Independent Churches in Nigeria." Melanesian Journal of Theology 9/2 (1993): 94111, Papua New Guinea.         [ Links ]

89. Adamo, D.T. "Jehudi's African Identity in Jeremiah 34: 14, 21-23." JARP (1993), Uganda.         [ Links ]

90. Adamo, D.T. "Universalism in the Book of Jonah." Bulletin of Biblical Studies 12 (1992), University of Athens, Greece.         [ Links ]

91. Adamo, D.T. "Ethiopia in the Bible." African Christian Studies 8/2 (1992): 51-54, Kenya.         [ Links ]

92. Adamo, D.T. "Deuteronomic Conception of God According to Deuteronomy 6: 4 in an African Context." Bible Bhashyam (1992): 5564, India.         [ Links ]

93. Adamo, D.T. "Ancient Africa and Genesis 2: 10-14." Journal of Religious Thought 47/1 (1992): 33-43, Howard University Divinity School, USA.         [ Links ]

94. Adamo, D.T. "Amos 9: 7-8 in an African Perspective." Orita XXIV/1 -2 (1992), University of Ibadan.         [ Links ]

95. Adamo, D.T, "The African Queen: An Examination of 1 Kings 10: 1 -13." JARS (1990): 14-24, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

96. Adamo, D.T. "The African Bishop (Augustine of Hippo) and his Concept of Church and State Relation." Indian Theological Journal (June 1990), 133 -154, India.         [ Links ]

97. Adamo, D. T. "Jesus' Resurrection and His Disciples' Acceptance: An Exegetical Study of John 20." Bulletin of Biblical Studies 9 (Dec. 1990), 13 - 21, University of Athens, Greece.         [ Links ]

98. Adamo, D.T. "Wisdom and Its Importance to Paul's Christology in 1 Corinthians." Bulletin of Biblical Studies 8 (Jan-Jun 1989), 230-237, University of Athens, Greece.         [ Links ]

99. Adamo, D.T. "Understanding Genesis Creation Account in an African Background." Caribbean Journal of Religious Studies 10/2 (September 1989): 17-25, West Indies.         [ Links ]

100. Adamo, D.T. "The Lord's Supper in 1 Corinthians." African Theological Journal 8/1 (1989): 36-48, Tanzania.         [ Links ]

101. Adamo, D.T. "Suffering in the Old Testament." Bulletin of Biblical Studies 8 (Jan-June 1989): 30-42, University of Athens, Greece.         [ Links ]

102. Adamo, D.T. "Soteriological Dialogue between Wesleyan Christians and Pure Land Buddhism." Journal of Religious Studies XIV/4 (1989): 336375, India.         [ Links ]

103. Adamo, D.T. "Sin in John's Gospel." Evangelical Review of Theology 13/3 (1989): 216-277, Exeter, UK.         [ Links ]

104. Adamo, D.T. "Christ as the Anthropological Model." Journal of the Religious Studies 10/1 (1989): 23-24, West Indies.         [ Links ]

105. Adamo, D.T. "The Black Prophet in the Old Testament." Journal of Arabic and Religious Studies (JARS) 4 (December, 1987): 1 -8, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

106. Adamo, D.T. "Translating Hebrew Old Testament Book Titles into Yoruba Language of Nigeria." The Bible Translator (October, 1984) 482 - 424, Australia.         [ Links ]

107. Adamo, D.T. "The Madness of Nebuchadnezzer and the Sovereignty of God (Dan. 4) in African Context." Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

108. Adamo, D.T. "Where Are the Prophets." A Seminar Paper Presented at Delta/Edo ECWA Pastors and Women's Annual Seminar, 2007, Nigeria.         [ Links ]

 

 

Guest Editor: Professor Madipoane Masenya (Ngwana'a Mphahlele), Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies, and Acting Executive Director in the Principal and Vice Chancellor's Office, University of South Africa. E-mail: masenmj@unisa.ac.za. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7373-2454.

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