publication . Article . 2015

Prophetic sensing of Yahweh’s word

Wilhelm J. Wessels;
Open Access Afrikaans
  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (issn: 0259-9422, eissn: 2072-8050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>This article focuses on Jeremiah 23:18, which implies that the prophet stood in the council of Yahweh (sôd) to see and hear the word of Yahweh. In this verse, it seems that the senses of the prophet played a role in receiving Yahweh’s words. Verse 18 forms part of 23:16–22 in which Jeremiah warned the people of Judah not to listen to prophets who mislead them with optimistic messages. In this article, attention is given to the question whether standing in the council of Yahweh is a deciding criterion for receiving true words from Yahweh. The motif of the divine council is also investigated. An argument is presented that ‘sensing’ should be understood in ...
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free text keywords: Sensing, Yahweh's word, divine council, The Bible, BS1-2970, Practical Theology, BV1-5099, Religious studies, Literature, business.industry, business, Theology, Motif (music), Philosophy
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publication . Article . 2015

Prophetic sensing of Yahweh’s word

Wilhelm J. Wessels;