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dc.contributor.authorZacharias Kotze
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T13:04:33Z
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dc.date.created2017-09-25 10:31
dc.date.issued2017-02-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:20bbcd26ad504e8da8ac4e62e859efc0
dc.identifier0259-9422
dc.identifier2072-8050
dc.identifier10.4102/hts.v73i3.4530
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/20bbcd26ad504e8da8ac4e62e859efc0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/17418
dc.description.abstractThe nature and function of Evil Eye Belief and Practice (EEBP) in the world of the Old Testament has been understudied. The majority view has been that the belief was limited to the notion of largesse in this collection of literature. This article demonstrated that the idiom  םינעב  ללק in Genesis 16:4-5, routinely interpreted as a metaphor for scorn on the part of Hagar, could in fact be interpreted as a linguistic vehicle for the concept of the malevolent eye of Sarai. The author argued for an interpretation wherein Sarai, driven by envy, accused Hagar of casting the evil eye on her and used this alleged transgression as an excuse to abuse her slave. The evil eye in the Old Testament was not restricted to the idea of generosity, but was also closely associated with the concept of envy, as has been the case in the majority of ancient and modern cultures in which EEPB has featured. It further confirmed that the social function of the evil eye in the ancient world was not only constrained to the avoidance of envy-related violence but also served as an instrument of oppression in the hands of the rich and privileged. The key method utilised in this study was the social-scientific approach to the interpretation of biblical literature.
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dc.sourceHTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies , Vol 73, Iss 3, Pp e1-e6 (2017)
dc.subjectSarai
dc.subjectHagar
dc.subjectevil eye
dc.subjectenvy-related violence
dc.subjectThe Bible
dc.subjectBS1-2970
dc.subjectPractical Theology
dc.subjectBV1-5099
dc.titleA case of the evil eye in Genesis 16:4-5: A social-scientific perspective
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