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Bibil Identifier bibil:212985
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Afwesigheid van God en teenwoordigheid van “god(e)” in Hooglied
Author Viviers, H.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language Afrikaans
Pages 447-460 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The absence of the Israelite God in the Song of Songs is conspicuous. The poet of the Song is far too sophisticated to attribute this to a slip of the mind. Among many reasons offered for the absence of Israel’s societal stereotype of God, might the Song’s alternative views on gender relations, within a love setting, perhaps be a reason for prohibiting the “ultimate Patriarch” to interfere? Interestingly the Song contains quite a number of other notions of counter- intuitivity (= gods) confirming humans’ propensity, since early evolution, to create gods to fulfil certain needs. Although it is an ancient love-song the Song has much to offer on gender and god constructs and the implications thereof for the civilization of society today.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Gods (Other Gods)
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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