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Die funksie van die skeppingstradisie in Jeremia 5:20–29

A. A. da Silva
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 43, No 4 | a2282 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v43i4.2282 | © 1987 A. A. da Silva | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 1987 | Published: 08 January 1987

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A. A. da Silva,, South Africa

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Abstract

The function of the tradition of creation in Jeremiah 5:20–29
Jeremiah 5:20–29 is analysed synchronically as well as diachronically in an attempt to determine how and with what purpose references to the tradition of creation are made in the pericope. The following conclusions are drawn: that the references to the tradition of creation in Jeremiah 5:20–29 are made to emphasize the gravity of Israel's sins; and, by combining it with references to the Sinai tradition, to stress the need for repentance and reversion to God.

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