THE EXTENT TO WHICH OTSSA JOURNAL (OTE) REFLECTS THE INDIGENOUS AFRICAN CULTURE AND TRADITION FROM 2001- 2016
This paper is an examination of the Old Testament Society (OTSSA) Journal (Old Testament Essays-OTE) from 2001 to 2016 in order to determine the extent to which the published articles in OTE reflect the indigenous African culture and tradition. I will examine each volume of OTE available to me from 2001 to 2016, to determine the percentage of articles that reflect indigenous African culture and tradition. Even though OTSSA is an African association and its journal belongs to Africa and published in Africa by Africans who live in Africa, can one truly say that it reflects African Old Testament studies or Eurocentric Old Testament Studies? At the time when scholars all over the world are taking seriously the indigenous approach to the study of the Bible (Old Testament), can one truly say that OTE is taking African Old Testament studies or African contextual approaches seriously? This paper is basically to challenge Old Testament scholars who have the advantage of living, studying, and lecturing in Africa, irrespective of colour, to take African Old Testament Studies seriously.
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