Papers from the International Symposium on Africa and the Old Testament in Nairobi, October 1999
Edited By Mary Getui, Knut Holter and Victor Zinkuratire
Table of Contents
Preface IX Mary Getui, Knut Holter, Victor Zinkuratire: Introduction Mapping the Context of Old Testament Studies in Africa 5 Jesse Mugambi: Africa and the Old Testament 7 Knut Holter: The Current State of Old Testament Scholarship m Africa: Where Are We at the Turn of the Century? 27 Finding Africa in the Old Testament 41 Marta Hoyland Lavik: The "African" Texts of the Old Testament and Their African Interpretations Tewoldemedhin Habtu: The Images of Egypt m the Old Testament: Reflections on African Hermeneutics David Tuesday Adamo: The Images of Cush m the Old Testament: Reflections on African Hermeneutics 43 55 65 VI Interpreting the Old Testament in Africa Using Africa to Interpret the Old Testament 75 Louis Jonker: Towards a "Communal" Approach for Reading the Bible m Africa 77 Aloo Osotsi Mojo/a: The Social Sciences and the Study of the Old Testament m Africa: Some Methodological Considerations 89 Hendrik Bosman: All Past and Present But Little Future? African and Old Testament Concepts of Time and History Sammy Githuku: Taboos on Counting Jonathan Gichaara: What's in a Name? African Versus Old Testament Nomen- clature Joseph Muutuki: Using the Kamba Culture to Interpret Old Testament Covenants Using the Old Testament to Interpret Africa Madipoane Masenya (ngwana' Mphahlele ): Wisdom and Wisdom Converge: Selected Old Testament and Northern Sotho Proverbs Constance Shisanya: A Reflection on the Hagar Narratives in Genesis Through the Eyes of a Kenyan Woman Bungishabaku Katho: Jeremiah 22: Implications for the Exercise of Political Power in Africa Pauline Otieno: Interpreting the...
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