’n Semiotiese ontleding van Daniël 1

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies. 2006;62(2):501-519 DOI 10.4102/hts.v62i2.369


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Journal Title: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

ISSN: 0259-9422 (Print); 2072-8050 (Online)

Publisher: AOSIS

Society/Institution: Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa, at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria (South Africa)

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: The Bible | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans, English, Dutch; Flemish

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Marius Nel (Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

A Semiotic analysis of Daniel 1 In this article the method of semiotic analysis is used in interpreting Daniel 1. At first, a short summary is given of the procedure before it is applied in a discussion of Daniel 1. Semiotics allows the researcher to analyze the functions and qualifications in the narrative in order to define pertinent transformations. In the process the role-players and plot are analyzed, leading to presentation of semiotic squares and the way the writer transfers values and convictions. The narrative programs are described, and the themes and characters identified. The important themes are the sovereignty of Israel’s God and responsibility of believers.