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GEYSER-FOUCHé, Ananda B.. Jots and tittles have meaning: the critical exegetical and theological contribution of Andries Breytenbach as Bible translator. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2013, vol.69, n.1, pp. 1-6. ISSN 2072-8050.

The article is a reworked version of a paper presented at a commemoration ceremony in honour of the retired Reformed exegetes of the Department of Old Testament Studies of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria who have contributed immensely to translation projects of the South African Bible Society. In this article, the author focuses on the theological and exegetical relevance of Professor A.P.B. Breytenbach. The article shows Breytenbach's critical presuppositions in hermeneutics, especially his contribution towards the understanding of diversity in the message of the Old Testament and the 'second naiveté' which constitutes a critical lens through which the Old Testament should be interpreted by the Christian faith community.

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