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Die historiese vraag na die land en grondbesit in Israel: Die tekortkomings van die historiese kritiek

Gert Volschenk, Andries van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 1 | a534 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i1.534 | © 2002 Gert Volschenk, Andries van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2002 | Published: 20 October 2002

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Gert Volschenk, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Andries van Aarde, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The historical quest for land and land tenancy in Israel: The limitations of historical criticism

The aim of this article is to discuss the presuppositions and shortcomings of the historical critical exegesis in connection with the study of the land and land tenancy in Israel. The following questions are asked: Why did theology ignore the significance of land and land tenancy? Is the nature of the historical critical study of land atomistic? Why is the study of land and land tenancy so important today? What causes the importance of land today?


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