Appeased with death : Old Testament insights on life and death, for the Church in Africa, confronted by HIV/AIDS
CITATION: Van Zyl, D. C. 2009. Appeased with death : Old Testament insights on life and death, for the Church in Africa, confronted by HIV/AIDS. Scriptura, 100:175-184, doi:10.7833/100-0-664.
The original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
Notions on life and death in the Old Testament are explored with reference to the HIV-Aids pandemic. These perspectives are firstly dealt with within the context of other Ancient Near Eastern notions and the social reality of Ancient Israel and are illustrated from a close and involved reading of Psalm 39. These are then discussed with reference to African views on life and death, suggesting ways in which the African church can contribute from the Old Testament in dealing with people living with HIV and Aids.