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Reading the exodus tradition from a Zimbabwean perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Scheffler, E.H. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Rugwiji, Temba
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T08:51:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T08:51:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3325
dc.description.abstract The exodus tradition was passed on for posterity among the Jewish descendants about God who delivered their ancestors from bondage in Egypt, who divided the Red Sea waters and provided them with manna in the desert. The exodus tradition motivated them in many problematic situations about "God of their fathers" who delivered them. The modern post-biblical world has drawn some motivation from the exodus liberation motif, namely: Latin America, USA, South Africa, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, amongst others. The topic: Reading the Exodus Tradition from a Zimbabwean Perspective is necessitated by the Zimbabwean experience of oppression. The function of the exodus tradition during colonialism in Rhodesia is discussed because it forms the nucleus from which Zimbabwe was born. Recently, the Zimbabwean people have been subjected to unjust treatments by the Zimbabwean regime. The function of the exodus tradition in the Zimbabwean situation is explored in chapters five and six, respectively. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Zimbabwean perspective en
dc.subject Egyptian bondage en
dc.subject Pharaoh en
dc.subject Biblical literature en
dc.subject Liberation function en
dc.subject Post-biblical world en
dc.subject Socio-political challenge en
dc.subject Exodus inspiration en
dc.subject.ddc 222.1206096891
dc.subject.lcsh Bible.-- O.T. -- Exodus --Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Zimbabwe.
dc.subject.lcsh Exodus, The -- Typology
dc.subject.lcsh Liberation theology -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Religion and politics -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Reading the exodus tradition from a Zimbabwean perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Biblical and Ancient studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Biblical Studies)

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