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This chapter discusses a selection of Postcolonial interpretations of comparative interest, representing applications of postcolonial analyses on specific New Testament passages. Dube argues that through colonial hegemony and cultural differences between colonisers and the colonised, scholars have twisted the meaning of the word in the indigenous language in ways that not only changes the sense of the word but also attacks a central aspect of the culture. In this way, the colonised themselves are made to take over and perpetuate the colonisation of their country or culture. The reception of the translation by the people of Botswana, however, has taken another turn. The selected studies represent only a few examples of approaches in the rapidly growing field of postcolonial New Testament studies.

Keywords: Botswana; New Testament studies; Postcolonial interpretations



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