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Jung, the Pentateuch and ethics

Eben Scheffler

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 25, No 2 (2004), 653-675. doi: 10.4102/ve.v25i2.292

Submitted: 06 October 2004
Published:  06 October 2004


This article reflects on the contribution  that can  be made to the interpretation of the Bible by employing the analytical psychology of Carl Jung. After some relevant biographical considerations on Jung, his view of religion and the Bible is briefly considered, followed by a look into Genesis 1-3 in terms of his distinction of archetypes. It is suggested in the conclusion that Jungian psychological Biblical criticism can lead to a changed, but fresh view on the ‘authority’ or influence of the Bible in the lives of (post)modern human beings and their (ethical) behaviour.

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Eben Scheffler, University of South Africa, South Africa



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