Research Articles (Ancient Studies)

 

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

    Kruger, Paul A. (Old Testament Society of South Africa, 2016)
    This 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" ...

  • Populere filosofie en die Nuwe Testament 

    Thom, Johan (LitNet, 2014-03)
    Onlangse navorsing het bevestig dat Paulus en ander Nuwe-Testamentiese skrywers van idees en praktyke gebruik gemaak het soortgelyk aan dié wat in tydgenootlike filosofiese tradisies aanwesig was. Dit is egter problematies ...

  • Protreptiek en paranese : perspektiewe op die wending in boek 10 van Augustinus se Confessiones 

    Kotze, Annemare (LitNet, 2015-12)
    Die artikel vorm deel van ’n groter projek om die eienskappe van aansporende tekste te bestudeer en spesifiek ook om die aansporende eienskappe van Augustinus se Confessiones op ’n meer genuanseerde wyse te beskryf. Die ...

  • Cylinder seals in the collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town and the Department of Ancient Studies of Stellenbosch University 

    Van Dijk-Coombes, R. M. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2016)
    This paper studies the cylinder seals in the collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town and the Department of Ancient Studies of Stellenbosch University. The individual seals are described and there is an ...

  • Left dislocation and its translation in some Germanic languages 

    Van der Merwe, Christo H. J. (Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2016)
    In terms of the theoretical framework of an influential recent model of Bible translation, Left Dislocation (=LD) can be regarded as a “communicate clue” that translators must try to interpretively resemble in their target ...

  • Orphans in the dead sea scrolls 

    Kotze, Gideon R. (AOSIS Publishing, 2016-08)
    This study investigates the literary references to orphans in writings amongst the Qumran texts that were written in Hebrew and can be associated with the sectarian Qumran movement. The study focuses on passages where forms ...

  • Abraham Malherbe se bydrae tot Hellenistiese filosofie en die vroeë Christendom 

    Thom, Johan C. (AOSIS Publishing, 2015)
    Abraham Malherbe’s contribution to Hellenistic philosophy and early Christianity. Abraham J. Malherbe was one of the most influential New Testament scholars of the past half century. He is especially known for his use of ...

  • A theology of the Greek version of proverbs 

    Cook, Johann (AOSIS Publishing, 2015)
    This contribution demonstrates that it is possible to formulate a theology of LXX Proverbs. It limits itself to a pilot study of three passages, Chapters 1, 2 and 8. A contextual approach is followed and the following ...

  • Jeremiah 31:34, new covenant membership, and baptism 

    Locatell, Christian (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2015)
    The promise of Jeremiah 31:34 that "all of them will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," has been of crucial importance for the paedo – vs. credobaptism debate. However, there has been little discussion ...

  • Disrupting context : making a case for the digital curation of classical antiquities in South Africa 

    Masters, S.; Welman, T. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2015)
    This paper suggests that lessons can be learned from both the failed Red Location Museum, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with regard to the curation of collections of classical ...

  • How ‘direct’ can a direct translation be? : some perspectives from the realities of a new type of church Bible 

    Van der Merwe, Christo H. J. (AOSIS Publishing, 2016)
    The skopos of this new type of church Bible is: ‘How would the source texts of the Bible have sounded in Afrikaans in the context envisaged for its hypothesised first audience(s)?’ Fully acknowledging the complexities of ...

  • The canines of Horace's Epodes 

    Meyer, John C. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2014)
    A wide variety of animal imagery occurs in the Epodes (i.e. canines, reptiles and amphibians, birds, farm animals, marine animals, wild animals and mythical animals); however for the purposes of this article I will focus ...

  • Landscaping the body : anatomical-geographical bawdy in Aristophanes and Shakespeare, and politically incorrect humour 

    Pauw, F. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2014)
    In this article two bawdy passages are compared. In Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Athenian and Spartan negotiators, driven to a state of desperation by their women’s sex-strike, map out their respective sexo-territorial demands ...

  • Cognition and context in translation analysis : contextual frames of reference in Bible translation 

    Berman, Sidney K. (Stellenbosch University, 2014)
    This article describes the concept of contextual frames of reference (CFR) and explains its importance to the analysis of Bible translations. The article starts by explaining the idea of cognition, which is fundamental to ...

  • Wat maak jou mummie? ’n Oorsig van die stand van mummienavorsing aan die hand van die 8ste wêreldkongres 

    Slabbert, Ruhan; Swanepoel, Liani; Cornelius, Izak (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2015-01)
    Die doel van hierdie artikel is om opsommend al die temas en studierigtings te beskryf wat by die 8ste Wêreldkongres oor Mummienavorsing aangebied is om die huidige stand van die bestudering van mummies aan te dui. Mummies ...

  • “Living in a place called exile” : the universals of the alienation caused by isolation 

    Claassen, Jo-Marie (AOSIS Publishing, 2003-08-01)
    Although various aspects of Ovid’s emotional reactions to exile have been researched, there has so far been no extended practical study that places the emotional content of his works into a new political context. In ...

  • Kosmiese mag in Pseudo-Aristoteles, De mundo, en die Nuwe Testament 

    Thom, Johan C. (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-02)
    Cosmic power in Pseudo-Aristotle, De mundo, and the New Testament. In order to locate the cosmological views underlying the writings of Paul and other New Testament (NT) authors within their historical contexts it is ...

  • Cui narro haec? Augustine and his Manichaean audience : a re-reading of the first three books of the Confessions 

    Kotze, Annemare (AOSIS Publishing, 2013-04)
    The issue of intended audience in the first three books of Augustine’s Confessions is investigated in light of the presence of terms and phrases that may have had special connotations for potential Manichaean readers. ...

  • Towards redefining Socratic irony 

    Warren, L. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The nature and function of Socratic irony has been much disputed in contemporary scholarship, and there is no source which offers a satisfactory account of Socratic irony. In this article I firstly argue that Socrates’ ...

  • Word pictures : visualising with Ovid 

    Claassen, Jo-Marie (Classical Association of South Africa, 2013)
    Ovid verbally portrays three different modes of ‘seeing’. In the Metamorphoses readers mentally ‘watch’ his various protagonists seeing or being seen. In the elegiac poetry readers are often induced to share the field of ...

  • Horace's claim to fame in Odes Book 1 : a question of expectations? 

    Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The first book of Odes introduces the reader to a carefully conceived sequence of poems. This article argues that with this sequence a larger more philosophical Sitz im Leben1 is suggested for the individual poems as well ...

  • The case system of the Vilamovicean adjective : from description to explanation 

    Andrason, Alexander (Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2013)
    The present paper offers a detailed description and analysis of the adjectival declensional patterns in the Modern Vilamovicean language. The idiom possesses six declensional patterns – restricted to distinct environments ...

  • The deer hunter : a portrait of Aeneas 

    De Villiers, A. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The theme of hunting occurs throughout the Aeneid at strategic points to link specific events and foreshadow certain outcomes. Many scholars have noted the increasingly ominous nature of hunting in the epic: from Aeneas’s ...

  • Die oorsprong van die bose in antieke geskrifte 

    Louw-Kritzinger, Elmarie (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2012)
    Current publications and polemics attest to the on-going efforts to explain Evil and death to post-modern man ‘acceptably’/scientifically? – the theodicy that has already been grappled with in the ancient writings. The ...

  • Magic realism in Aristophanes? 

    Pauw, F. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2012)
    The term ‘magic realism’, normally reserved for twentieth- century novels with a mixture of realistic and fantastic elements, has not, to my knowledge, been applied to the comedies of Aristophanes. In this article I examine ...

  • Looking inside votive creatures : computed tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in Iziko Museums of South Africa : a preliminary report 

    Cornelius, I.; Swanepoel, L. C.; Du Plessis, A.; Slabbert, R. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2012)
    The ancient Egyptians mummified many more animals than humans. The study of ancient Egyptian animal mummies is varied and extensive. Currently new methodologies and modern technology are being used to unlock the secrets ...

  • The literary form of the prescript of ancient royal letters and a hint for its translation : Ezra 4:17 as case study 

    Kim, Joohan (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2012)
    Two English versions of the prescript of the letter embedded in Ezra 4:17, i.e. KJV and NIV, show variations in the translations. While KJV starts the letter with a greeting, NIV opens with the name of the recipient. From ...

  • Whistling in antiquity 

    Van Stekelenburg, A. V. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2000)
    Plocamus, one of the guests at Trimalchio’s dinner-party, when encouraged by his host to give proof of his histrionic and musical talents, is only too keen to oblige: oppositaque ad os manu nescio quid taetrum exsibilavit ...

  • Akademiese beoordeling van ’n vertaling van die Bybel in Afrikaans 

    Coetsee, Y.; Van Der Merwe, C. H. J. (Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2011)
    In the past the authority of Bible translations was often evaluated in terms of their equivalence to source texts. Development in translation theory has revealed, however, that the functionalist approach provides a more ...

  • Classics in post-colonial worlds 

    Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2008)
    The volume grew out of a conference on Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds held at the Open University in the West Midlands Centre in Harborne, Birmingham in May 2004.

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