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Eskatologie in die boek Sefanja

J. D. Kirkpatrick
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 15, No 2 | a1098 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v15i2.1098 | © 1994 J. D. Kirkpatrick | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 July 1994 | Published: 19 July 1994

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Eschatology in Zephaniah
That the hook Zephaniah is of an eschatological nature, is posed as a hypothesis. This means that the judgement and salvation themes in the hook occur in such a relationship that it can he described as eschatology. Judgement in Zephaniah has the characteristics of a radical and final judgement with which the past is relativised. The judgement thus implies the end of a period. The salvation promises create the expectation of a new period brought about by Jahwe. The radical judgement words and promises of salvation are combined in such a manner that separately and combined they form part of the eschatological concepts of the Old Testament.


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