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Samehang van verhoudingswoorde as middelpunt van verhoudingsherstel in die boek Hosea – ‘n sosioretoriese studie

Johannes C.F. Harris, Pieter M. Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a128 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.128 | © 2009 Johannes C.F. Harris, Pieter M. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 March 2009 | Published: 01 July 2009

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Johannes C.F. Harris, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Pieter M. Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Contiguity of relationship words as focal point for the restoration of relations in the book of Hosea – a socio-rhetorical study

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 [foreign font omitted] (‘love as life orientation’), [foreign font omitted] (‘acknowledgement of the care of Yahweh’) and [foreign font omitted] (‘to live before Yahweh’). The collective intention of these words is finally described as one of covenant harmony.


Hosea; verhoudingsherstel; patrone en beelde; woorde onderlinge


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