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Die Elisa-siklus teen die agtergrond van die Babiloniese ballingskap

M. J. Slabbert
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 53, No 1/2 | a1616 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v53i1/2.1616 | © 1997 M. J. Slabbert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 1997 | Published: 13 December 1997

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M. J. Slabbert, Departemeot 00-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Md A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The Elisha-cycle interpreted against the background of the Babilonian exile. In this article the point of departure is that the 'meaning' of literature is to a large extent determined by literary as well as historical contexts. The literature which comes up for discussion, namely the Elisha cycle, is therefore studied within the literary context of the book of Kings as well as the larger context of the corpus of the Deuteronomistic history. The sociohistorical setting of the literture - to be more specific, the dogmata which were the order of the day during the Babilonian - exile codetermines the parameters within which the legends about Elisha are understood.

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