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'n Nuwe psalmomdigting in Afrikaans Uitgangspunte, beleid, probleme

Elsabè Kloppers
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 1 | a1707 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i1.1707 | © 2000 Elsabè Kloppers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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Elsabè Kloppers, Instituut vir Kerkmusiek Suid-Afrika

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A new Metrical Psalter in Afrikaans: Premises, policy, problems. For almost twenty years a commission of the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch Reformed churches has been working on a new metrical Psalter. The policy of versifying the Biblical texts is rigid and in many instances theologically outdated. The primary problems are the principle of a reproductive versification, a versification in one form and style, the lack of a hermeneutical approach, the question whether all 150 Psalms need to be reproduced anew and the lack of a proper liturgical function of many of the texts.


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