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Mothers and their children as victims in war : Amos 1:13 against the background of the Ancient Near East

dc.contributor.authorKruger, Paul A.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T12:17:57Z
dc.date.available2017-09-11T12:17:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationKruger, P. A. 2016. Mothers and their children as victims in war : Amos 1:13 against the background of the Ancient Near East. Old Testament Essays, 29(1):100-115, doi:10.17159/2312-3621/2016/v29n1a7
dc.identifier.issn2312-3621 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1010-9919 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17159/2312-3621/2016/v29n1a7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102210
dc.descriptionCITATION: Kruger, P. A. 2016. Mothers and their children as victims in war : Amos 1:13 against the background of the Ancient Near East. Old Testament Essays, 29(1):100-115, doi:10.17159/2312-3621/2016/v29n1a7.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.scielo.org.za
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates a war atrocity mentioned in Amos 1:13, viz. "ripping open pregnant women. " Twice the combination "ripping open pregnant women " appears in close proximity with "dashing in pieces the little ones" (2 Kgs 8:12; Hos 14:1). The latter topic is also occasionally referred to in other prophetic passages (Isa 13:16; Nah 3:10). After the presentation of comparable evidence from a variety of ANE literary genres, it is concluded that these types of literary topoi were not essentially meant to convey a historical truth. They were rather employed as rhetorical devices to amplify the seriousness of the given (war) scenario.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1010-99192016000100006
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherOld Testament Society of South Africa
dc.subjectAmosen_ZA
dc.titleMothers and their children as victims in war : Amos 1:13 against the background of the Ancient Near Easten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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