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Bibil Identifier bibil:213014
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Het gebruik van geweld bij het bestraffen van overspel in Bijbelse teksten (Deuteronomium 22:13-29 en Johannes 7:53-8:11)
Author Weren, Wim J.C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1767-1785 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, the focus is on the extent to which in biblical texts violence is deemed acceptable in punishing adultery. Jesus’ attitude to this severe punishment is discussed. Jesus concurs with the sanction imposed by Moses but the effect of his requirement that each individual in the group of executioners be without sin, is in fact that the punishment cannot be carried out. The way in which Jesus intervenes is in line of discussions in the Old Testament and in early Judaism that are aimed at imposing restraints of the use of violence in punishing sexual offences. The article concludes with an evaluation of the topical relevance or irrelevance of the two biblical pasages discussed here.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Adultery
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Pericopes Deuteronomy 22,13-22,29
John 7,53-8,11
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