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Wat sê die boek Amos en Handelinge 15:15-17 oor die/’n beloofde land?

J.L. Helberg
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 33, No 4 | a644 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v33i4.644 | © 1970 J.L. Helberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 August 1999 | Published:

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Abstract

What do the book of Amos and Acts 15:15-17 say about the concept of the/a promised land?

This article explores the importance of the concept of land in the book of Amos and in Acts 15:15-17. In the discussion of this concept the epilogue of Amos is referred to. The conclusion arrived at implies that the concept of land – in an universal context – maintains an important place, even in the promise of a future existence. Even other nations will share in this new kingdom. The idea of a universal kingdom is so important in Acts that the concept the/a land is not the primary focus. This article indicates that this is also the case in the Heidelberg Catechism’s interpretation of the fifth and tenth commandments. Some theological implications for the land issue in South Africa are pointed out and some conclusions drawn about the “Day of the Vow”.

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