Show simple item record Masoga, Mogomme A. Rugwiji, Temba T Matshidz, Pfalelo E 2019-10-31T08:56:00Z 2019-10-31T08:56:00Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.description Article published in the Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae: Journal of the Church History Society of Southern Africa Volume 44 | Number 1| 2018 | #3556 | 17 pages en_US
dc.description.abstract The biblical text is replete with narratives of targeted killings (TKs), although it is not stated as such. For example, David is depicted as “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Sm 13:14). However, when David was on his deathbed, he summoned his son Solomon to kill his enemies, namely Joab son of Zeruiah (1 Ki 2:5) and Shimei son of Gera (1 Ki 2:8). From an indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) perspective, this essay analyses David’s killings in view of TKs in the following eras: the apartheid era in South Africa; the post-apartheid period in South Africa; colonial Rhodesia; during the liberation struggle for Zimbabwe’s independence; and in the post-independence Zimbabwean era. It is explored that for the majority of African cultures, the spirit of a killed person will always return as ngozi (“avenging spirit”) to afflict the killer or a blood relative of the guilty person with various curses, illnesses or deaths en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae: Journal of the Church History Society of Southern Africa en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject The Bible en_US
dc.subject Religion en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Targeted killings (TKs) en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject Pan-African en_US
dc.subject Ngozi en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Targeted killings--Religious aspects en_US
dc.title Rereading Texts of “Targeted Killings” in the Hebrew Bible: An Indigenous Knowledge Systems Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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