• Aspects of the Sabbath in the late second Temple period 

      Lizorkin, Ilya (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This thesis is a study of five books (Jubilees, 1 and 2 Maccabees, the Damascus Document and Josephus Jewish Antiquities) that represent the literature dealing with the issue of the Sabbath in significant ways, written ...
    • Aspects of the translation technique of the Septuagint : the finite verb in the Septuagint of Deuteronomy 

      Nieuwoudt, Bernard Andre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1992-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Two major religions, Judaism and Christianity, use the ancient Hebrew Bible as Holy Scripture. These books were translated in the last three centuries before the common era. The oldest of these translations ...
    • Dualism in Jewish apocalyptic and Persian religion : an analysis 

      Durie, Liezl (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to investigate the possible influence of Persian religion on dualism in Jewish apocalyptic literature, with particular attention to 1 Enoch. Many studies have been conducted on ...
    • Eskatologiese/apokaliptiese oorlog tussen goed en kwaad in die Zoroastrisme, die Judaismse (Qumran) en 'n vroeg-Christelike geskrif (Die apokalips) 

      Louw-Kritzinger, Ellie Maria (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      Since time immemorial and throughout the centuries up to the present, the struggle between Good and Evil has played a cardinal role in the “cultural web” of mankind. In the various religions, this dimension of life is ...
    • Investigating apparent commonalities between the apocalyptic traditions from iIan and second-temple Judaism 

      Van der Merwe, Jeanne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      This thesis seeks to investigate the possible influence of Iranian apocalyptic on the Judaean apocalyptic literature, which was widely disseminated in the Near East during the Hellenistic and Roman phases of the Second ...
    • Is wisdom a mediatrix in Sirach? : a study of the wisdom poems 

      Rogers, Jessie Florence (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1999-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The figure of Woman Wisdom appears in several key poems in Sirach, namely Sir 1:1-10,1:11-30,4:11-19,6:18-37,14:20-15:10,24:1-34 and 51:13-30. Woman Wisdom is a metaphor that employs feminine imagery ...
    • Joodse Gnostiek in die ‘Evangelie van Judas’ 

      De Villiers, Johannes Albertus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-02-19)
      Recent studies, especially since the Nag Hammadi discoveries, indicate that “Gnosticism” often functions as a constructed “Other” in attempts to define Christian orthodoxy, as well as a catch-phrase for a range of diverse ...
    • Legalism and apocalypticism in early Judaism 

      Depoix, D. J. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1999-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Early Judaism, between approximately 200 BCE and 70 CE, had developed two significant strains of belief which affected the religious and social conduct of the various sections of the population: legalism ...
    • Matthew 22:37-40 : a contextual approach 

      Barkhuizen, Glenn Warren (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1993-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The assumption that contextuality only refers to contemporary extra-textual issues and that texts from the past could be read without taking full cognisance of the diversity of contextual influences ...
    • Psalms 38 and 145 of the Septuagint 

      Gauthier, Randall Xerxes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The present dissertation is a commentary on Psalms 38 and 145 in the Septuagint (LXX) version, or more accurately, the Old Greek (OG) version. Specifically, this dissertation attempts to understand the ...
    • A quest for the assumed LXX Vorlage of the explicit quotations in Hebrews 

      Steyn, Gert J. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      The Vorlage of the explicit quotations in Hebrews remains an unresolved matter to date – despite the fact that it is an important pre-requisite before one can attempt to investigate the function of the quotations within ...
    • Reconstructing 1 Samuel chapter 3 

      Adair, James Robert (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1993-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: My Ph.D. dissertation proposed a four-step procedure for recovering the earliest possible text of the Old Testament: (1) detennining the lexical and grammatical characteristics of the various secondary ...
    • A socio-historical analysis of Jewish banditry in first century Palestine 6 to 70 CE 

      Lincoln, Lawrence Ronald (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      This thesis sets out to examine, as far as possible within the constraints of a limited study such as this, the nature of the Jewish protest movement against the occupation of their homeland by the Roman Empire in the years ...