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Narratiwiteit en die Ou Testament

J. Marais
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 3 | a2513 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i3.2513 | © 1993 J. Marais | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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J. Marais, Universiteit van die Oranje Viystaat, South Africa

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Abstract

Narrativity in the Old Testament
The epistemological status of the narrative as a mode of communication in the Old Testament is the issue in this article. It is argued that the narrative was deliberately chosen as a means of communication because ontologically it is a mode of existence, interpretation and familiarization. In the article the fiction-versus-fact debate is broadly discussed. A textual approach, in which the semiotic value of the specific structuring of the narrative discourse is adequately acknowledged, is put forward.

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