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Die Dag van die Here in As Silo kom van Hennie Jones

P. Verster
Literator | Vol 20, No 1 | a451 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v20i1.451 | © 1999 P. Verster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 April 1999 | Published: 26 April 1999

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P. Verster, Departement Sendingwetenskap, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The Day of the Lord in As Silo kom (When Silo comes) by Hennie Jones
As Silo kom (When Silo comes) by Hennie Jones is an important novel in view of the fact that biblical themes like those of the Messianic child and the Day of the Lord are incorporated in and dealt with extensively in the novel. The way in which the Day of the Lord is described in the Bible emphasizes that it will be a day of judgement for Israel and the other nations - a given that became a fixed concept for post-exilic prophets. The Day of the Lord, however, holds not only judgement but also salvation for Israel and the other nations. The question asked in this article is whether these functions of the Day of the Lord become clear enough in Jones' novel.

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