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‘Dit is hoog tyd dat ons iets oor die tyd sê!’ – Nuwe Testamentiese perspektiewe op die Iaaste dae

S. J. Joubert
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 20, No 1 | a1168 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v20i1.1168 | © 1999 S. J. Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 1999 | Published: 06 August 1999

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S. J. Joubert, (UP), South Africa

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Abstract

“It is high time that we say something about time!” New Testament perspectives on the last days
In this article Mediterranean views on time prevalent during the New Testament period, are discussed. The discussion is preceeded by an overview on apocalyptic thought in early Judaism(s), around the first two centuries BCE. The discussion on Mediterranean views on time is followed by an analysis of New Testament perspectives on the concept of time, as influenced by the impact of the Christ-event on early Christians’ understanding of the past, present and future. Various theological explanations for the delay of the “parousia” by New Testament authors, such as Paul and the authors of 2 Peter and Revelation, also receive attention.

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