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Die rivier van die lewe in Esegiel 47: Motief, mite en metafoor

Louis C. Bezuidenhout
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 55, No 2/3 | a1605 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v55i2/3.1605 | © 1999 Louis C. Bezuidenhout | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 1999 | Published: 13 December 1999

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Louis C. Bezuidenhout, Departement Bybelkunde, Universiteit van Pretoia, South Africa

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The river of life In Eseldel 47:1-12: Motif, myth and metaphor. This article tries to establish the nature and value of the myths and metaphors imbedded in the desciption of the river of life in Esekiel 47:1-12. The Biblical context as well as the into account. It communicates God's saving acts and the spritual recreation of the people in an extraordinary way, God's self-communication finds its full expression in an inwardly renewed community. The article includes a reflection on the nature end value of the myth and the metaphor in theology.


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