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Struktuur en boodskap(pe) in die boek Daniël

H.J.M. van Deventer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 1 | a641 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i1.641 | © 2003 H.J.M. van Deventer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 October 2003 | Published: 27 October 2003

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H.J.M. van Deventer, Potchefstroomse Universiteit, South Africa

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Structure and message(s) in the book of Daniel

The book of Daniel presents a number of challenges that scholars have not yet been able to solve. This article focuses on the problem related to the bilingual character of the book of Daniel (Hebrew and Aramaic) and the fact that the two languages do not correspond with the two literary types found in the book (court tales and visions). From a structural perspective this phenomenon is utilised to indicate specific accentuated sections in the book of Daniel. On the basis of these findings, suggestions are made regarding messages in the book. These suggestions combine historical and literary approaches to the text.


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