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Uitsig op sending in ’n Israelitiese 'oeslied': Psalm 67

J. du Preez
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 32, No 3 | a1643 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v32i3.1643 | © 1998 J. du Preez | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1998 | Published: 13 June 1998

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Abstract

This article starts with a translation of the Hebrew text of Psalm 67, some remarks on introductory questions and some exegetical notes. The following dimensions of mission are identified: insight into the missionary character of the Abrahamitic covenant; the notion of missio Dei; exemplary living among the nations; intercessory prayer for the world; generosity towards non-Israelites. Other aspects that are touched upon include the following: the longing that life-giving knowledge may reach the nations; that Israel and the nations should form one worshipping people of God; viewing the cosmos as part and parcel of God's renovating work; realising that everything leads to God's glorious final reality; praising God for what He is and does. In conclusion, attention is drawn to the liturgical context within which these dimensions function; thus stressing the significance of divine worship for the mission of God's people in the world.

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