Original Research - Special Collection: P.M. Venter Dedication

Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24) as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible: A consideration of the intra and intertextual relationships

S. D. (Fanie) Snyman
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 1 | a1195 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1195 | © 2012 S. D. (Fanie) Snyman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 November 2011 | Published: 30 May 2012

About the author(s)

S. D. (Fanie) Snyman, Department Old Testament, University of the Free State, South Africa

Share this article

Bookmark and Share


Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24) occupies a special place in the canon of Scriptures. In Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24) not only the book of Malachi comes to a close but the whole of the Prophets (Nebi’im), and the second part of the Hebrew Bible. In the Christian Bible the book of Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament, which is concluded with this passage, before one turns to the New Testament. In this article it was argued the these three verses serve not only as the conclusion to the book of Malachi but also as a fitting close to the second part of the Hebrew Bible. It also serves as a link to both the Pentateuch as the first part, and the Psalms as the third part, of the Hebrew canon of Scriptures. In this sense Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24) can be viewed as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible.


No related keywords in the metadata.


Total abstract views: 4628
Total article views: 8478


Crossref Citations

1. Eschatology in Malachi: The emergence of a doctrine
Bob Wielenga
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi  vol: 50  issue: 1  year: 2016  
doi: 10.4102/ids.v50i1.2091