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Acta Theologica

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Acta theol. vol.38  suppl.26 Bloemfontein  2018 



Interview with Fanie Snyman Lodewyk Sutton



L. Sutton

University of the Free State, South Africa. E-mail:



LS: How do you feel at this stage of your life?

FS: I can honestly say that I have an overwhelming sense of sincere gratitude. I have been privileged to spend more than three decades at a university where there were so many opportunities that presented themselves to be followed. I never grew tired of preparing and delivering lectures, trying to keep abreast of the latest research, writing and reading papers, attending congresses and being part of the guild of Old Testament scholars in South Africa and abroad.

LS: Biographical: Brief overview of aspects such as childhood, schooling, university.

FS: I completed primary school in Kempton Park and matriculated at Sannieshof High School in the North-West province. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg and then moved to the University of Pretoria where I studied theology, obtaining a BD degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and eventually a DD in Old Testament.

LS: Why the interest in theology? Why this particular discipline?

FS: During my high-school years, I was pretty much sure that I would study law to become a lawyer, but gradually theology became an option and by the end of my high-school career I was convinced to study theology and become a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. Once I enrolled at the University of Pretoria, I knew it was the right thing to do. I really immersed myself in all the disciplines in theology as everything was so interesting to me!

Looking back, I think there were two major factors contributing to my interest in the Old Testament. The one was plain curiosity. I asked myself why there were so few sermons from the Old Testament, while it makes up the major part of the canon of Scriptures. So, I started reading the Old Testament and as the saying goes, I was hooked! The intriguing stories, the psalms, the wisdom literature and the prophetic literature just triggered my interest. Secondly, it was especially prof. W.S. (Riempies) Prinsloo who, as an inspiring lecturer, kindled my initial interest even further. His well-prepared and interesting way of presenting lectures, high standards and scientific approach to the Old Testament appealed to me and eventually I did my doctoral degree under his supervision.

LS: Focus of academic interest? Developments in your views?

FS: The Old Testament is a vast collection of literature. One has to make a choice. I chose the latter prophets, in particular, the so-called minor prophets or the Book of the Twelve, as it is called nowadays. Focusing on different books within the corpus of the Book of the Twelve made it possible to study these books in depth.

I started to study the Old Testament in the heydays of the so-called synchronic method. Gradually, the conviction came that one cannot study a collection of documents as old as the Old Testament is, ignoring the historical dimension of these texts. The more I studied the Old Testament, the more I realized that it is a very human book, written by, and addressed to human beings. At the same time, the Old Testament is part of the canon of Scriptures in the church where God revealed Himself to us. I also discovered that the interpretation of the Old Testament never ends. New insights, new approaches, and new methods always challenge current interpretations.

LS: Involvement with the church?

FS: I studied theology with the aim of becoming a minister of religion which I did when I became a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church Nelspruit-Suid in Mpumalanga. Over the years, I kept an interest in the church and was privileged to serve in various capacities in the DRC at local, regional and national level. I never thought of myself as "an ivory tower" type of theologian and, therefore, it was important for me to keep close contact with the church.

LS: Highlights of deanship and experiences of changes at the university during your academic career?

FS: To be a dean of a faculty is not easy. One enters the office of the dean with virtually no experience, while everyone else within university structures assumes that you are on top of it in every respect! Within university structures, a dean serves as a kind of mediator. A dean represents a faculty at meetings of top management, while at the same time s/he represents top management at faculty level.

There were a couple of achievements during my term as dean, and the following comes to mind:

We completed probably the most comprehensive recurriculation exercise in the history of the faculty.

We started with the annual Tutu-Jonker Prestige Lecture, the first one which was held in October 2017.

We inaugurated the Letsema Award where we give recognition to people who made a significant contribution to church and society.

We launched a new scientific series, UFS Theological Explorations, providing staff members and other theologians with a new avenue to publish research results in an accredited publication.

A weekly discussion forum called Faculty Academic Discussions (FAD) was started to stimulate academic discussion across traditional subject lines.

We hosted a congress in conjunction with Yale Divinity School in August 2017.

On a structural level, the name of the faculty was changed to the Faculty of Theology and Religion, while seven departments were restructured into four different departments, resulting in a new synergy between different subject fields in theology.

On a personal level, the deans' colloquium in 2015 brought together, for the first time ever, Deans of Theology from theological institutions in Africa and Europe for discussions of mutual interests. This was an important highlight. To be awarded the UFS Prestige Scholar Book Prize in 2017 for the commentary on the book of Malachi was a wonderful surprise and highlight in my career.

Whatever accomplishments there were, it must be emphasized that a dean can only make things happen with the support of staff members. It was a team effort by dedicated staff members who put time and energy in the faculty in order to achieve change and innovation.

LS: Plans for retirement?

FS: Retirement is indeed a turning point in life. As is the case with other turning points in life, one can never be fully prepared for it. I am excited to start working on a commentary on the books of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah to be published by InterVarsity Press in Cambridge, UK. That will keep me occupied for at least the next year. Then, of course, there are still a few avenues I want to explore in the Old Testament, resulting in publications.

On a more personal level, it will be wonderful not to have to attend endless meetings! My wife and I are both fond of travelling. We would like to visit places we have not been to before. I look forward to spending more time with my wife, children and grandchildren and live life in a more relaxed mode.



Daniël 9-12, 'n struktuur-analitiese ondersoek. Ongepubliseerde M.A.-verhandeling. Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit.

Die boodskap van die boek Maleagi, 'n sinchroniese ondersoek. Ongepubliseerde B.D.-skripsie. Universiteit van Pretoria.

Die lidmaat en sy persoonlike Bybelstudie. Die Kerkbode 29 Augustus


Dienspligkapelane word betrek by hospitaalpastoraat. Die Voorligter Maart 1981:4.

Pastorale sorg aan die hartpasiënt. Die Kerkbode 16 Desember 1981:5.

Tieners en ouers praat reguit. Die Voorligter November 1982:35, 38.



Herdoop en die nagmaal. Die Voorligter Mei 1984:6-7.

Chiasmes in Maleagi 1:2-5. Skrif en Kerk 5(1):17-22.

Haat Jahwe vir Esau? ('n Verkenning van Maleagi 1:3a). Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 25(4):358-362.

Die begrip vryheid in die Bybel. Ons Jeug Augustus 1984.



Antiteses in die boek Maleagi. DD.-proefskrif. Universiteit van Pretoria. Krisisse in die lewe van 'n teologiese student. Die Fakkel 1985:30-32.



Oor die gebruik van 'n kommentaar by die eksegese van die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 27(1):5-14.

Die prediking van die Ou Testament in die bedeling na Christus. Fax Theologica 6(1):1-36.

Die prediking van Ps. 42/43. Fax Theologica 6(2):45-52.

Die gesin in die Bybel. Ons Jeug Maart 1986.



Antitheses in Malachi 1:2-5. Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 98(3):436-438.

Gedagtes oor die rol van die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk-familie in die toekoms van Suid-Afrika. Fax Theologica 7(1):52-58.

Politiek en teologie. Politiek en die Vakwetenskap, SR-Dialoog 1(2):8-9.



Obadja (on-)preekbaar? Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 29(3):216-223.

Eksegese - 'n voortgaande diskussie. Fax Theologica 8(1):56-59.

Die Ou Testament in die erediens. Fax Theologica 8(2):21-29.

Die verhouding tussen Ou Testament teologie en Ou Testament eksegese. In: W.S. Prinsloo & W. Vosloo (reds), Ou Testament teologie: Gister vandag en more. UPTS 4, NGKB, pp. 95-106.

Die verhouding tussen Ou en Nuwe Testament by Gerhard von Rad. In: W.S. Prinsloo & W. Vosloo (reds), In mensetaal oor God se Woord (Huldigingsbundel opgedra aan prof. A.H. van Zyl) (Kaapstad: Lux Verbi), pp. 132-140.

Abraham, 'n geroepene. Ons Jeug 37(3):50.

Momente uit Markus. Pretoria: Daan Retief Uitgewers.

In die begin ... 'n Bybelstudiekursus oor Genesis 1-4:16. Wellington: Bybelkor.

Eschatology in the Book of Malachi. Old Testament Essays 1(2):63-77.



Abraham-avontuur. Pretoria: Daan Retief Uitgewers.

Cohesion in the Book of Obadiah. Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 101(1):59-71.

Hy het opgestaan ... Preke oor die opstanding van Jesus Christus. Kaapstad: Lux Verbi.



Die XIIIth Congress of the International Organization for the study of the Old Testament (IOSOT). Leuven, België, 27 Augustus-1 September 1989. Acta Theologica 10(1):109-111.

Op weg na 'n teologie van die boek Maleagi. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe 30(3):204-212.

Geweld - 'n onopgeloste teologiese probleem vir die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 31(3):319-324.



Die wetenskap van die Ou Testament. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 27(3):1-26.

Enkele tendense in die debat oor die teologie van die Ou Testament. Acta Academica 23(4):126-138.

'n Visie van die profeet as man van God. In: S.D. Snyman & D.F. Tolmie (reds), 'n Visie van die bediening (Bloemfontein: NG Sendingpers. UV Teologiese Studies 5), pp. 11-22.

Gelowiges is verbind aan God die Almagtige Skepper. In: P.S. du Plessis (samesteller), Dien God met blydskap (Bloemfontein: Berkor Drukkers).

Die verbondsverhouding tussen my en God vereis sekere verantwoordelikhede van my. In: P.S. du Plessis (samesteller), Dien God met blydskap (Bloemfontein: Berkor Drukkers).

Die versoeningswerk deur Jesus Christus. In: P.S. du Plessis (samesteller), Dien God met blydskap (Bloemfontein: Berkor Drukkers).



Liefde vra wederliefde. 'n Oorsig oor die boek Maleagi. In: F.A. Swanepoel (red.), So het die Here gesê (Unisa: C.B. Powell Bybelsentrum), pp. 100-104.

Malachi, to be loved, love. In: F.A. Swanepoel (ed.), Thus said the Lord (Unisa: C.B. Powell Bible Centre), pp. 98-101.

Antitheses in the book of Malachi. Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 16:173-178.

Geweld, die Ou Testament en 'n nuwe Suid-Afrika. Skrif en Kerk 13(2):189-199.

Politiek in die preek? 'n Illustrasie uit Amos 3:9-15. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 33(2):150-156.

Yom (Yahweh) in the Book of Obadiah. In: K.D. Schunck & M.M. Augustin (eds), Goldene Äpfel in silberen Schalen. Collected Communications to the XIIIth Congress of the IOSOT, Leuven:81-92.

Gedagtes oor Geloftedag. Acta Theologica 12(2):113-118.

Geweld in die Ou Testament vergoeilik nie geweld vandag nie. Die Kerkbode, 22 Mei:8-9.

Pinkster en politiek. In: Op die punt af. Die Kerkbode 1 Mei.

Gelowig in 'n tyd soos hierdie. In: Op die punt af. Die Kerkbode 4 September:5.

Stemme uit die Ou Testament in tye van krisis en nood. In: Op die punt af. Die Kerkbode 13 November.

Hoe vier 'n christen Kersfees in 1992. Die Kerkbode 11 Desember:18.



Maleagi 3:13-4:3. In: C.W. Burger, B.A. Müller & D.J. Smit (reds), Riglyne vir die prediking oor regverdiging en reg (Kaapstad: Lux Verbi, Woord teen die Lig 3(3)), pp. 392-398.

Nader aan jou naaste. Pretoria: J.P. van der Walt.

Paasfees: Die fees van die lewe. Die Kerkbode 26 Maart:5.

Maak vrede 'n werkwoord. Die Kerkbode 21 Mei:5.

Is geweld 'n opsie vir Afrikaners? Die Kerkbode 3 September:5.

Hoop na apartheid? Die Kerkbode 12 November:5.



Some recent methodological developments in Old Testament theology. In: J. Mouton & B.C. Lategan (eds), The relevance of theology for the 1990s (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council), pp. 209-222.

A text intern and a text extern investigation of Micah 6:9-16. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 35(4):332-338.

Amos 6:1-7 as an intensification of Amos 3:9-11. In die Skriflig 28(2):213-222.

Biblical perspectives on reconciliation and peace. Acta Theologica 14(2):93-101.



A note on Ashdod and Egypt in Amos 3:9. Vetus Testamentum 44(4):559-562.

Political reading as a means of understanding the Old Testament. In: H.L. Bosman & H. Olivier (eds), Understanding the Old Testament in South Africa. Old Testament Essays 7(4) (special edition):173-180.

Gesprek met God - Maleagi. Halfway House: Orion Uitgewers. Die Woord vir die mense.

Daar is iets aan 't gebeur ... wêreldwyd. Die Kerkbode April.

Violence in Amos 3:10 and 6:3. Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 71(1):30-47.



Towards a theological interpretation of hms in Amos 6:1-7. In: M. Augustin & K.D. Schunck (Hrsg), "Dort ziehen Schiffe dahin Collected Communications to the XIVth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Paris 1992 (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang), pp. 201-210.

Gedagtes oor die rol van die kerk in die nuwe Suid-Afrika. Proses, blad van die SKLAS van Ned Geref Kerk Noord-Kaap:3-4.

'n Struktureel-historiese eksegese van Hab. 1:2-2:4. Acta Theologica 16(1)68-86.

'n Struktureel-historiese benadering tot die eksegese van die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 37(4):540-549.

A structural approach to Mal. 3:13-21 Old Testament Essays 9(3):486-494.

Gen. 1:1-2:4a is ook 'n sendingteks! In: G. van der Watt & D. Britz, Die Woord na die Wêreld. Bloemfontein: CLF.

Psalm 128: Gesinsgeluk. Praktiese Teologie in Suid-Afrika 11(2):127-132.



Sê die Ou Testament iets oor selgemeentes of 'n kleingroepbediening? In: R.M. Britz (red.), Kleingroepbediening en selgemeentes? Universiteit van die Vrystaat Teologiese Studies 9:30-35.

Trends in the history of research on the problem of violence in the Old Testament. Skrif en Kerk 18(1):127-145.

Spiritualiteit - 'n Perspektief uit die Ou Testament. In die Skriflig 31(4):375-387.

'n Eksegetiese ondersoek na die teologiese inhoud van Sef. 1:7-13. Acta Theologica 17(2):115-127.



Psalm 126: 'n Perspektief vanuit die hede na die verlede en die toekoms. Skrif en Kerk 19(3):644-652.

"U is tog ons vader!" - Oor die vaderskap van God in die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 39(1&2):47-53.

A note on "pth" and "ykl" in Jeremiah 20:7-13. Vetus Testamentum 48(4):559-563.

Indrukke van die XVIth Congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament in Oslo, Noorweë. Acta Theologica 18(2):108-112.

Gedagtes oor die funksionering van Skrifgesag in die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk. In: S.D. Snyman (red.), Is die NG Kerk nog die NG Kerk? Antwoorde op die identiteitskrisis in die kerk (Wellington: Hugenote-Uitgewers), pp. 12-19.

Die boek Jeremia. In: Die Verwysingsbybel (Kaapstad: Die Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika).



Divine and human violence and destruction in Jeremiah 20:7-13. Acta Theologica 19(1):101-114.

The portrayal of Yahweh in Jeremiah 20:7-13. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 55(1):176-182.

(Dis-)unity in Jeremiah 20:7-13? Old Testament Essays 12(3):579-590.

Versoening - Liefde sigbaar gemaak. God se bloudruk vir 'n heel wêreld. Bloemfontein: CLF.

Die Boek Amos. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Miga. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Nahum. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Sefanja. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Haggai. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Sagaria. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Maleagi. In: W. Vosloo & F. van Rensburg (reds), Die Bybellenium. Eenvolume-kommentaar (Vereeniging: CUM).



Kontrasterende meerduidigheid in Jeremia 6:1-8. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 41(1 & 2):99-108.

Violence and deceit in Zephaniah 1:9. Old Testament Essays 13(1):89-102.

Die eksegese van die Ou Testament - terugblik en vooruitskouing. Acta Theologica Supplement 1:76-93.

Krag na kruis. Pretoria: Aktua Pers.



'n Teologiese waardering van die Sinai-tradisie (Eks. 19-Num. 10:10). In die Skriflig 35(3):405-422.

Waar is die Moses-figure wat na God wys? Acta Theologica 21(2):113-125.

God is ons hoop - gedagtes oor die begrip "hoop" in die eksiliese profete van die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 42(3 & 4):385-394.



A structural-historical investigation of hamas wasod in Jeremiah 6:1-8. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58(4).

'n Handvol aksente uit die Ou Testament vir die kerk vandag. Kruisgewys 1(3):4-6.

Die verstaan en funksie van die Ou Testament in die kerk (of: Het die kerk die Ou Testament nodig?). Deel I. Acta Theologica 22(2):126-146.

Die verstaan en funksie van die Ou Testament in die kerk (of: Het die kerk die Ou Testament nodig?). Deel II. Acta Theologica 22(2):147-162.

Hawesending in die NG Kerk. In: S.D. Snyman (red.), Sending is 'n werkwoord. 'n Huldigingsbundel vir ds Japie du Plessis (Bloemfontein: CLF-Uitgewers), pp. 63-74.



'n Eksegetiese en teologiese interpretasie van Habakkuk 3. Acta Theologica 23(2):201-219.

Ps 32 - 'n Eksegeties-teologiese verkenning: Sondebelydenis is sondevergiffenis! Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 44(3 & 4):507-517.

Oor die inspirasie van die Bybel - 'n perspektief van 'n Ou Testamentikus. Verbum et Ecclesiae 24(2):459-473.

Non-violent prophet and violent God in the Book of Habakkuk. Old Testament Essays 16(2):422-434.



Samgar ben Anat onder die rigters. HTS 60(3):831-841.

Different meanings a text may acquire: The case of Mal. 1:11. Acta Theologica Supplementum 6:80-95.

Psalm 32: Structure - genre - intent and liturgical use. In: D.J. Human & C.J.A. Vos (eds), Psalms and liturgy (London: T. & T. Clark International, JSOT SS 410), pp. 155-167.

Die boek Rigters. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek I Samuel. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Joël. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Amos. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Miga. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Nahum. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Sefanja. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Haggai. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Sagaria. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).

Die Boek Maleagi. In: D. Human & H. van Rooy, Die Multivertaling Bybel (Vereeniging: CUM).



The land as leitmotiv in the Book of Amos. Verbum et Ecclesiae 26(2):527-542.

Maleagi 1:9 - 'n crux interpretum. Acta Theologica 25(2):90-103.

Shamgar ben Anath: A farming warrior or a farmer at war? Vetus Testamentum 55(1):125-129.



Die Ou Testament en die Belydenis van Belhar. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 47(3 & 4):652-660.

Wie en wat word veroordeel - en waarom? Nog eens Maleagi 2:10-16. In die Skriflig 40(1):19-34

Help Levitikus 18:22 en 20:13 (die NG) Kerk in die debat oor homoseksualiteit? Old Testament Essays 19(3):968-981.

Respons op die dood van die outeur en die inspirasie van die Bybel: In gesprek met P.J. Nel en S.D. Snyman. In die Skriflig 40(4):771-782.

Eretz and Adama in the Book of Amos In: H.M. Niemann & M. Augustin (eds), Stimulation from Leiden. Collected Communications of the XVIth Congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament. (Leiden:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften), pp. 137-146.

Once again: Investigating the identity of the three figures mentioned in Mal. 3:1. Verbum et Ecclesia 27(3):1031-1044.



Kom ons skryf 'n psalm! Acta Theologica 27(1):104-120.

Die Ou Testament en/in die kerk van Jesus Christus? Verbum et Ecclesia 28(1):244-258.

Suffering in post-exilic times - Mal. 3:13-24 as a case in point. Old Testament Essays 20(3):786-797.



Wanneer 'n teks tekste aanhaal. Mal. 1:6-14 as voorbeeld. Acta Theologica 28(2):86-103.

Die eerste "Ebed-Jahwelied" in Jesaja 42:1-9: Eksegetiese, teologiese en homiletiese oorwegings. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 49(3):263-273.

A structural-historical approach to the exegesis of the Old Testament. In: D.G. Firth & J.A. Grant (eds), Words and the Word. Explorations in biblical interpretation and literary theory (Notthingham Apollos), pp. 51-73.



In gesprek met Willie Esterhuyse se God en die gode van Egipte. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 50(3 & 4):471-479.

'n Goddelike God en menslike mense. Aksent uit die Ou Testament. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 50(3 & 4):480-491.

A structural historical investigation of the first servant song in Isaiah 42:19. In: D. Firth & H.G.M. Williamson (eds), Interpreting Isaiah issues and approaches (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic), pp. 250-260.



Reading the patriarchal narratives in the context of the exile. Nederduits Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 51(3 & 4):125-134.

Preaching the Old Testament from a Christian pulpit. Calvin Theological Journal 45(2):304-316.



Reading Psalm 117 against an exilic context. Vetus Testamentum 61(1):109-118.

Rethinking the demarcation of Mal. 2:17-3:5. Acta Theologica 31(1):156-168.

Ondersoek na die teologiese boodskap en prediking van Psalm 117. In Die Skriflig 45(1):25-38.



Mal. 4:4-6 (Heb. 3:22-24) as point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible: A consideration of the intra- and intertextual relationships. HTS Theological Studies 68(1) Doi:

Introduction. In: H.G.L. Peels & S.D. Snyman (eds), The lion has roared! Theological themes in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers), pp. ix-xiii.

Amos, prophet of God's justice. In: H.G.L. Peels & S.D. Snyman (eds), The lion has roared! Theological themes in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers), pp. 17-26.

Malachi, prophet proclaiming the Lord in the present, past and future. In: H.G.L. Peels & S.D. Snyman (eds), The lion has roared! Theological themes in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers), pp. 197-204.

Mission perspectives from Malachi 1:11? In: H. Kruger, E. Orsmond & H. van Deventer (eds), Perspectives on mission in the Old Testament. Pictures from chosen Old Testament literature (Wellington: CLF).



Abraham in Genesis and in Galatians. Acta Theologica 33(2):148-163.

Some preliminary thoughts on epistemological transformation and the study of the Old Testament. V&E 34(2), Article 794, 5 pages.



Some thoughts on the relationship between Old Testament studies and Systematic Theology. Verbum et Ecclesia, Article 782 (

Abraham in Genesis and in the Former Prophets. In: H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn (eds), A pillar of cloud to guide. Text-critical, redactional and linguistic perspectives on the Old Testament in honour of Marc Vervenne (Peeters: Leuven, BETL 269), pp. 215-232.

A theological appraisal of the Book of Malachi. Old Testament Essays 27(2):597-611.



To take a second look at Malachi the book. HTS. [Online.] Retrieved from:

Aspekte van versoening in die boek Genesis. [Online.] Retrieved from:

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