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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 | a972 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v8i2.972 | © 1987 F. C. Fensham | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 July 1987 | Published: 18 July 1987

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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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