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Lodewyk Sutton

Bio: Lodewyk Sutton is an academic researcher from University of Pretoria. The author has contributed to research in topics: Honour & Old Testament. The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 5 publications receiving 26 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a social-scientific analysis of the word "head" in Psalms 108-110 indicates from another theme (war) and perspective (honour), how the imagery of the head communicates warfare, develops and establishes a connection betweenPsalms 108 and 110.
Abstract: A social-scientific analysis of the word ‘head’ in Psalms 108–110 indicates from another theme (war) and perspective (honour), how the imagery of the head communicates warfare, develops and establishes a connection between Psalms 108–110. In this two-part article, this is established by indicating in the first article that the imagery of the head can be considered as part of warfare imagery. The value system of honour and shame as expressions of the function and purpose of the warfare imagery is made through a social-scientific analysis of the head. The iconography of different ancient Near Eastern contexts is used as an extra-textual source to elucidate the concept of the head as an aspect of warfare imagery, expressed through honour and shame. Part two (the second article) of this article examines and applies the use of the imagery of the head in Psalms 108–110 by integrating the deductions made in this first part of this article. This helps to indicate the development and connection between Psalms 108–110 through the imagery of the head.

12 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a comparison between Psalm 139:7-12 in the Old Testament and mythological imagery in the ancient Near East is made to get a better understanding of the religious background of shahar in this text.
Abstract: This paper focuses on the meaning of shahar ( ) in Psalm 139:7-12. A comparison will be made between Psalm 139:7-12 in the Old Testament and mythological imagery in the ancient Near East to get a better understanding of the religious background of shahar in this text. The investigation of the religious background of "dawn" helps to understand how the negative feeling of the one praying in Psalm 139 is transformed into positive imagery. Like the flying deity Shahar, YHWH is not bound to one realm, emphasizing that one cannot hide from YHWH. The same image can be used for the one praying in Psalm 139. Using spatial orientation in Psalm 139:7-12, the idea is further illustrated by concluding that God is present in all the realms. Ancient Near Eastern vertical and horizontal orientation will be utilised to illustrate how the focus in the psalm falls upon YHWH's omnipresence.

7 citations

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TL;DR: Within the trilogy of Psalms 108, 110, and 120, clothing imagery portrayed an important part in establishing the development of honour within these three psalms as mentioned in this paper, which is accomplished through a strong use of warfare images that are mainly demonstrated through the use of body and clothing imagery.
Abstract: Within the trilogy of Psalms 108–110 clothing imagery portrays an important part in establishing the development of honour within these three psalms. Within Book V of the Psalms this trilogy presents a theme of restoration after war (after the Babylonian exile). This is accomplished through a strong use of warfare images that are mainly demonstrated through the use of body and clothing (armour) imagery. This imagery indicates and conveys a strong message of restoration and of honour for the nation. Within war, clothing is considered as part of the armour and functions as part of a soldier’s protection. Within Psalms 108–110 the clothing imagery takes on a different function as it becomes an offensive implement of warfare rather than a defensive implement. In this restorative function the clothing imagery strengthens the development of honour within Psalms 108–110.

5 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the role of honour and shame as an expression of the function and purpose of the war language and imagery is made through a social-scientific analysis of the footstool.
Abstract: One of the key concepts and metaphors in Psalm 110:1 is the concept of “the enemy made a footstool”. The war language is especially illustrated by the imagery of the footstool, where the warfare function or purpose can be expressed through the concepts of honour and shame. To gain a better perspective on the meaning and use of this imagery it is first indicated why the imagery of the footstool can be considered as part of war language and imagery (part of warfare). Secondly, the role of honour and shame as an expression of the function and purpose of the war language and imagery is made through a social-scientific analysis of the footstool. Thirdly, iconography of different ancient Near Eastern (and Mediterranean) contexts is used as an extratextual source to elucidate the concept of the footstool in its use of war language and imagery as further expressed through the concepts of honour and shame. Lastly, the use of footstool in Psalm 110:1 is examined and applied. This identifies the footstool in Psalm 110:1 as “a footstool of war, honour and shame”.

1 citations

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TL;DR: A reworked version of aspects from the PhD dissertation of Lodewyk Sutton, titled, "A Trilogy of War and Renewed Honour? Psalms 108, 109 and 110 as a Literary Composition" is presented in this article.
Abstract: This article represents a reworked version of aspects from the PhD dissertation of Lodewyk Sutton, titled, ‘A Trilogy of War and Renewed Honour? Psalms 108, 109 and 110 as a Literary Composition’, in the Department of Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, with Prof. Dr Dirk Human as supervisor. (http://hdl.handle.net/2263/50795)

1 citations


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01 Jan 1955
TL;DR: In this article, the authors argue that what Alice is exposed to and reacts to in Wonderland generally reflects the genre of a Bildungsroman and also specifically a feminist BildungSroman, and demonstrate how the novel also has a coming of age aspect based on feminism.
Abstract: This thesis has two aims. The first one is to elucidate how Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) functions as a Bildungsroman, and the other one is to demonstrate how the novel also has a coming of age aspect based on feminism. Whilst Alice matures in the traditional sense, she also in parallel does so as a stronger female fighting for gender rights with signs of feminism. The feminist angle as well as the surreal world of Wonderland makes the novel a not very obvious Bildungsroman in a genre dominated by male protagonists. For Alice to be a young female child who ends up in a fantasy world thus makes her a very fascinating character. The central hypothesis of this thesis is that what Alice is exposed to and reacts to in Wonderland generally reflects the genre of a Bildungsroman and also specifically a feminist Bildungsroman. Theoretical framework is based on the ideas of Franco Moretti, Mikhail Bakhtin, Thomas Jeffers, Carol Lazzaro-Weis, George Eliot and Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, as well as novels by Eliot and Stoddard. This includes dynamic protagonists, unpredictable development, symbols of modernity, the quest for universality, and minor characters who make sure that the protagonist develops, as well as feminist struggle by means of disregarding the „cult of true womanhood‟ in a genre and society dominated by men.

168 citations

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TL;DR: In the beginning, why don't you try to acquire something basic in the beginning? That's something that will guide you to comprehend even more almost the globe, experience, some places, in the manner of history, amusement, and a lot more?
Abstract: Eventually, you will totally discover a new experience and deed by spending more cash. still when? get you say yes that you require to get those all needs when having significantly cash? Why don't you try to acquire something basic in the beginning? That's something that will guide you to comprehend even more almost the globe, experience, some places, in the manner of history, amusement, and a lot more?

39 citations