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Interpretation And Social Transformation A Response To Makhosazana K. Nzimande

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This chapter presents a letter written by Hans de Wit to Makhosazana K. Nzimande. The letter is in response to Makhosazana's paper Reconfiguring Jezebel: A Post-colonial Imbokodo Reading of the Story of Naboth's Vineyard (1 Kgs. 21:1-16)". The response starts with the metaphor Makhosazana uses for hermeneutics - that of the grinding stone (Imbokodo) - being odd with the concepts fostered in modern hermeneutics: dialogue, hermeneutic circulation, merging horizons. In this letter, Hans asks a few questions about details, and then about a couple of issues that intrigued him the most, one of them being the text of 1 Kings 21 and its direct literary context.

Keywords: Hans de Wit; interpretation; Jezebel; Makhosazana K. Nzimande; Naboth's vineyard; social transformation



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