In die Skriflig
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Hermeneutics as discipline finds itself in troubled waters. This has been caused, inter alia, by a postmodernistic mindset that has exchanged the truth of a retraceable conclusion for the individual's subjective perception of truth and reality. This has contributed to the fact that biblical hermeneutics finds itself in an impasse, so that it has become necessary for the reformed hermeneutics to redefine its fundamentals: the hermeneutic premises on which reformed exegesis is founded. This article attempts this by way of establishing the state of the art of the hermeneutic premises of reformed exegesis and developing and edifying it, utilising results of the past half century's new insights in hermeneutics.