Browsing Research Articles (Ancient Studies) by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Another look at the biblical Hebrew focus particle כּﬦ 

      Van Der Merwe, C. H. J. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
      Despite the attention devoted to כּﬦ from various angles in recent years, there has been no exhaustive treatment in terms of all its occurrences in the Hebrew Bible. In this revision of the author's own detailed description ...

    • The Bible in Afrikaans : a direct translation – a new type of church Bible 

      Van der Merwe, Christo H. J. (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-07)
      Translating the Bible so that target audiences can easily understand the meaning of the text has dominated the theory and practice of Bible translation since the 1960s. Source oriented translations that are typically ...

    • Biblical Hebrew lexicology : a cognitive linguistic perspective 

      Van der Merwe, Christo H. J. (Waltrop, 2006)
      Hebrew (=BH) and other Semitic languages, one seldom comes across explicit definitions of the term “lexicography”. An exception is O’Connor (2002). According to him, lexicography seeks to guide and describe the ...

    • Biblical Hebrew word order : the interface of information structure and formal features 

      Van Der Merwe, C. H. J.; Talstra, Eep; Bartelmus, Rudiger (ed); Jenni, Ernst (ed); Kedar-Kopfstein, Benjamin (ed); Lichtenberger, Hermann (ed); Lipinski, Edward (ed); Muller, Hans-Peter (ed); Renz, Johannes (ed); Segert, Stanislav (ed); Stuckenbruck, Loren T. (ed) (W. Kohlhammer, 2003)
      In recent years different theoretical frames of reference were used in attempts to better understand the language(s) of the Hebrew Bible. While the 19th and first half of the 20th century were dominated by historical-comparative ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Catullus 22 : Hoi Neoteroi : everyman's verse or supercillious snobbery? 

      Van der Westhuizen, Natasje (Stellenbosch University. Dept. of Ancient Studies., 2010)
      CASA Essay. The paper judged to be the best student essay submitted to Akroterion by December 8, preceding publication of the volume for that specific year, is published annually as the CASA / KVSA Essay. The competition, ...

    • 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 ...

    • A cognitive linguistic approach to the emotion of anger in the Old Testament 

      Kotze, Zacharias (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2004-12)
      This article reviews several approaches to the study of anger in the Old Testament. It focuses on the use of methodology in these trends with specific reference to the common neglect of Classical Hebrew terminology and ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • The Difference between הִנֵּה ,הֵן and רְאֵה 

      Van der Merwe, Christo H. J.; Gross , Erasmus (ed); Stipp, Hermann-Josef (ed) (Herder GmbH, 2011)
      The present work investigates the differences between three apparent nearsynonyms הִנֵּה ,הֵן and רְאֵה . Their semantic potential is established on the basis of exhaustive studies of the occurrences of each form in the ...

    • Doing justice to Zeus : on texts and commentaries 

      Thom, Johan C. (SA ePublications, 2005)
      The Hymn to Zeus by the Stoic philosopher Cleanthes is one of the most intriguing texts to survive from tl1e Hellenist:ic period, and of great significance for the history of Hellenistic philosophy, the history 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...