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Sosiale geregtigheid: ín Perspektief uit die Jeremiaboek

W. J. Wessels

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 13, No 1 (1992), 80-95. doi: 10.4102/ve.v13i1.1049

Submitted: 18 July 1992
Published:  18 July 1992


Social justice: A perspective from the book of Jeremiah
The whole concern for a just society, is a major issue in the book of Jeremiah. This is especially true as far as the kingship is concerned. Jeremiah 22:13-17 serves as an excellent example to explain the prophet's view on the current leaderís role in creating and maintaining a just society. In the eyes of the prophet, king Jehoiakim has failed in this respect, whereas his father Josiah is regarded as one who has knowledge of Yahweh, reflected in his just conduct.

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