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Die bydrae en relevansie van die Ou-Testamentiese wetenskapsbeoefening in die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika (1869-1994)

H. F. van Rooy
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 29, No 1/2 | a1532 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v29i1/2.1532 | © 1995 H. F. van Rooy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 1995 | Published: 12 June 1995

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H. F. van Rooy,, South Africa

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Abstract

Since the inception of the Theological Seminary at Burgersdorp in 1869 the study of the Old Testament was part of the teaching programme in the Seminary. It was also one of the areas in which professors at the seminary, ministers and other members of these churches did postgraduate work and published books and scholarly articles. One of the first ministers of these churches who received a doctorate at the Free University of Amsterdam, was dr. P.C. Snyman, an Old Testament scholar who wrote a thesis on the prophecies of Zephaniah. This article focuses on the teaching of the Old Testament at the Seminary, theses on the Old Testament and related disciplines, and research as reflected in books and articles written by lecturers and students at the Seminar}’. The teaching programme at the Semi­nary of the Reformed Churches in South Africa (GKSA) was initially greatly influenced by developments in this regard in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. The theses and research of Old Testa­ment scholarship in the GKSA reflect a conservative, reformed tra­dition in general.

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