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Johannes Coccejus en Campegius Vitringa se beginsels vir die uitleg van Jesaja en die Kaap

F. C. Fensham

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 8, No 2 (1987), 170-181. doi: 10.4102/ve.v8i2.972

Submitted: 17 July 1987
Published:  18 July 1987


Johannes Coccejus and the Principles of Exegesis of Isaiah by Campegius Vitringa and the Cape
A survey is given of the work of Vitringa (1658—1722) and Coccejus (1603—1668) especially in the Old Testament field. Both scholars laid emphasis on the necessity of grammatical study and to try and understand what is written. Coccejus works out a system of interpretation of Scripture by accepting that God's revelation was given in different covenants of a progressive nature. It is important to consider history in each progressive step. In this he is followed by Vitringa.

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