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Bibil Identifier bibil:212993
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Significance of Dreams and the Star in Matthew’s Infancy Narrative
Author Viljoen, Francois
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 845-860 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The phenomena of dreams and the star of Bethlehem in Matthew’s birth narrative have intrigued scholars through the ages. Scholarship in this regard went through the stages of identifying the origin of the material and of arguing the historicity of these events. Currently scholarship is moving into a new stage of investigating the meaning of these narratives. Without engaging the arguments developed by the first two stages mentioned, I investigate the significance of these unusual forms of revelation in this article.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Dream
Pericopes Matthew 1
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