The Concept of Land/Earth in the Old Testament and in Africa: Implications to the Contemporary Nigerian Christian

  • Obedben Mmesomachukwu Lumanze
Keywords: African(s), Earth/Land, Old Testament, God, Genesis, Creation Care.


The earth/land is an important asset that God gave/entrusted to humankind to care for. It is “alive” and responsive to [G]od, humanity and other creatures. The objective of this study was to discover the relationship between Old Testament idea of the concept of land and that of Africa and then the implications of these ideas to the contemporary Christian. The methodologies adopted for the study are the historical method and ecological hermeneutics. The study emphasizes that God gave humankind the earth to explore and not exploit. Humans are thus to maintain harmony in the ecosystem and sustainability of natural resources.


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print ISSN: 2006-5442