n HTS : Theological Studies - The material culture of the Bible : an introduction, F.E. Deist : book review

Volume 58, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Deist, F E 2000 - The material culture of the Bible: An Introduction Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 348 pages. Price: Unknown. Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria) This book deals with the cultural production of biblical religion. It consists of a hermeneutical, theoretical and a practical section. In the first section (chapter 1) the author introduces his thesis that cultural information is indispensable for textual interpretation. Successful communication implies a cultural com-plex of which the text and its language form a part. Rather than using the code model, ..

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