Title: Reading the Old Testament through African eyes
Author: Johan P. Velema
Date: January 2014
African theologians often feel tensions between their home culture and their western theological training. This paper summarizes current paradigms used for Bible interpretation in the African context: Comparison, Inculturation, Reader response, Liberation, Africa in the Bible. An example exegesis is presented for each. Thus this paper addresses Ancestors, Psalm 109, Ruth, Esther and Jeroboam. It is intended for all those who seek to share the Bible in a multicultural context.
Reference: Johan P. Velema. Reading the Old Testament through African eyes. Internal paper, Theological University Apeldoorn, January 2014.