Jmj Ras's scientific contributions

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This paper discusses polygamy in the light of the Bible and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996). A careful reading of the context (lexical-syntactical analysis) and the broader context (historical-cultural background) of especially the Old Testament reveals that polygyny was not prohibited during ancient times, but wa...

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... Notwithstanding polyandry is not specified in the South African (Ras, 2010), Kenyan (Okwembah, 2014) and Zimbabwean constitutions, the praxis of polyandry cannot be repudiated on legal grounds. Act 108 of 1996 (section 9.3), "dealing with the Bill of Rights of every South African, explicitly states that the state may not unfairly discriminate against anyone inter alia because of their religion, belief, custom, or culture" (Ras, 2010). ...