Show simple item record Masoga, Mogomme Alpheus Rugwiji, Temba 2019-10-31T08:55:47Z 2019-10-31T08:55:47Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 0254-1807
dc.description Article published in the Scriptura:International Journal of Bible, Religion and theology in Southern Africa 117 (2018:1), pp. 1-13 en_US
dc.description.abstract Ritual murders have recently been widespread among African societies in general. Reports of such murders have become cause for concern. African countries that are implicated in ritual killing include, but are not limited to: Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Cases have been reported of human body parts allegedly removed from the corpses. The mortiferous character of ritual killing is not unique to African communities. During ancient biblical times, it was common that a son would be offered on the altar as a sacrifice to the gods. This article is multifaceted in its form. The study problematises phenomena of ritual murders by utilising narrative research in which human sacrifice, as depicted in the Old Testament, is the focus of attention. In addition, a comparative approach is employed to demonstrate that ritual murder is not unique to Africa. The article concludes by offering some recommendations towards obliterating ritual killing en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scriptura : International Journal of Bible, Religion and theology in Southern Africa en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Ritual Murders en_US
dc.subject Human Sacrifice en_US
dc.subject African Perspective en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood accusation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Murder-Religious aspects en_US
dc.title A reflection on ritual murders in the biblical text from an African perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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