Original Research - Special Collection: Septuagint SA

Penetration of private places in Theodotian Susanna

Pierre J. Jordaan, Chihwei Chang
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 3 | a5004 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i3.5004 | © 2018 Pierre J. Jordaan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 April 2018 | Published: 12 November 2018

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Pierre J. Jordaan, School of Ancient Language and Text Studies, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, South Africa
Chihwei Chang, School of Ancient Language and Text Studies, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, South Africa


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Abstract

The Theodotian Susanna has been studied by various scholars in various ways. Each attempt to give some meaning to this narrative has a different emphasis from a text, context or receiver based angle. This paper presents a mixture of text and context based angles. It focuses on the different spaces in Theodotian Susanna, that is, the house, garden, court and finally heaven. Each of these spaces is contested, but there can only be one victor.

Keywords

Penetration; spaces; Theodotian Susanna; the house; the court; the garden; heaven; Babylon; lawlessness; Holy Spirit

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