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Jy was baie na aan my hart (2 Sam 1:26)

A. H. van Zyl
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 19, No 3 | a2516 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v19i3.2516 | © 2022 A. H. van Zyl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2022 | Published: 30 December 1998

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A. H. van Zyl, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Dear and delightful you were to me (2 Sam 1:26): In this lament song on Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam 1:19-27), the author succeeded through sound- and wordplay to pay tribute and honour to both heroes. He effectuates this by skillful artistic arrangement of different words and phrases. Ultimately, the focus is placed on David's beloved friend, Jonathan.

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