• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...