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    • Angelic appearances in Matthew's infancy narratives 

      Viljoen, FP (Francois) (University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Theology, 2012)
      Angelic appearances function prominently in the birth narratives of Matthew. An angel of the Lord appears to Joseph (Mt. 1:20; 2:12, 13, 19 and 22). Besides these explicit references to the angel, the first Gospel also ...
    • Christen-dissipelskap in die Markusevangelie as critique op die welvaartsteologie 

      Van Emmenes, Gerhard C.; Rousseau, Pieter A.; Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Jesus' teaching in Mark's Gospel accentuates that his disciples must follow him in the way of selflessness and cross-bearing servility (Mk 10:45; 8:34) to benefit many others. Contrarily, the religious phenomenon, known ...
    • Die gesag waarmee Jesus geleer het volgens Matteus 7:29 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2012)
      This article focuses on Matthew’s claim as conclusion to the Sermon to the Mount that Jesus preached with unparalleled authority. To grasp the meaning and intention of this claim in Matthew 7:29, this statement is read as ...
    • Do the writing methodologies of Greco-Roman historians have an impact on Luke's writing order? 

      Fung, Benjamin W.W.; Spencer, Aida B.; Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2017)
      Luke in the preface of his Gospel says that he is going to write 'in an orderly account' (Lk 1:3). However, scholars have no consensus about the kind of order Luke is seeking. Many believe that Luke writes as a historian. ...
    • The Double Love Commandment 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2015)
      The Gospel of Matthew was written during a period of dispute between the Matthean community and their fellow Jews, with the Pharisees playing a leading role. The Matthean community was heir to the same scriptures as its ...
    • Forgiveness in the intertestamental period 

      Lee, Sang-Mong; Hughes, Gerald T.; Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2012)
      The article suggests answers to the following questions: what are the characteristics of God’s forgiveness in the intertestamental literature and what connection do these characteristics have with the Old Testament? ...
    • Interpreting the visio Dei in Matthew 5:8 

      Viljoen, Francois Petrus (AOSIS, 2012)
      The academic study of the biblical text often depends on the naïve assumption that a researcher can obtain stable knowledge of the single meaning of a text. This article investigated how the visio Dei in Matthew 5:8 has ...
    • Jesus' halakhic argumentation on the true intention of the law in Matthew 5:21-48 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2013)
      In the time when Matthew wrote his gospel, the interpretation of the Torah became a feature of division. Matthew frequently presented Jesus as being in debate with the Pharisees and scribes on the true intention of the ...
    • The Lukan covenant concept: the basis of Israel's mandate in Luke-Acts 

      Kovacs, F.; Gosling, John; Viljoen, Francois (AOSIS, 2013)
      Upon analysis of Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles conjoined theoretically in the reading event, the basis of Israel's mandate became pellucid in Lukan terms. This kind of analysis required the viable assumption ...
    • Matthew and the Torah in Jewish society 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2015)
      The role of the Torah is the subject of a full-scale discussion in the first Gospel. This article investigates the socio-historical setting that produced this text with such an emphasis on Torah observance. To address these ...
    • Matthew’s Sitz im Leben and the emphasis on the Torah 

      Viljoen, Francois Petrus (Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, 2012)
      The role of the Torah is the subject of a full scale discussion in the first Gospel. This article investigates the socio-historical setting that produced this text with such an emphasis on Torah observance. To address these ...
    • Righteousness and identity formation in the Sermon on the Mount 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (OASIS, 2013)
      Righteousness is an important term in the first gospel and has a significant concentration in the Sermon on the Mount. The argument in this article is that the first gospel has a community building function. Matthew ...
    • The righteousness of Jesus and John the Baptist as depicted by Matthew 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (OASIS, 2013)
      Righteousness forms a significant feature in the first gospel. This article focuses on two of the seven occurrences of this term in Matthew, where it refers to Jesus and John. The argument in this article is that Matthew ...
    • The Matthean community within a Jewish religious society 

      Viljoen, Francois (AOSIS, 2016)
      It is argued that the Matthean Gospel partially reflects the unstable political and religious situation in which this document originated. Broad outlines are postulated of this probable religious situation. This article ...
    • The superior authority of Jesus in Matthew to interpret the Torah 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2016)
      The arguments posed in this article serve to demonstrate the underlying conflict and struggle for authority in the Matthean Gospel. This struggle signifies part of the debate of those days about the trustworthy keepers of ...
    • The Torah in Matthew: still valid, yet to be interpreted alternatively 

      Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2016)
      It seems that Matthew intentionally emphasises the importance of the Torah for his community. He highlights Jesus' high regard for the continuing validity of the Torah. However, he demonstrates that Jesus interpreted the ...
    • What does kαθεξῆς in Luke 1:3 mean? Discovering the writing order of the Gospel of Luke 

      Fung, Benjamin W.W.; Spencer, Aida B.; Viljoen, Francois P. (AOSIS, 2017)
      In the preface of his Gospel Luke says that he is going to write ‘in an orderly account’ (καθεξῆς). However, scholars have no consensus about the kind of order Luke is seeking. This article aims to ascertain the meaning ...