In Memoriam: Prof. Andrie du Toit

"It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Andrie du Toit, emeritus professor of the Faculty of Theological, University of Pretoria. He served as the General Secretary of the NTSSA from 1965-1980. He was also the editor of Neotestamentica from 1967-1979, and chair of the Editorial Board from 1990-1995. He was one of the prominent NT scholars in South-Africa and many NT academics completed their PhD under his supervision. He was also the author of numerous scientific articles and inter alia the editor of the well-known series Guide to the New Testament Vol 1-6. At the 2018 NTSSA conference in Potchefstroom he was elected as Honorary President for 2018. Ironically this has completed a circle that started at the inaugural meeting in 1965 when he was elected General Secretary. Our sincerely condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. We will communicate information concerning the funeral as soon as we have received the details. May he rest in peace." ~ Lilly Nortje-Meyer, Chairperson

New Testament Society of Southern Africa

This society’s objectives are grouped under four headings: research, teaching, publications and equity. The purpose of the Society is to encourage, develop and support scholarship and research in the field of the New Testament and related disciplines in general, and specifically within the South African context, to stimulate effective teaching, to promote publication in the field, and to offer its members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development. The society also strives for sensitivity and inclusivity regarding race, gender and disabilities. The society successfully implemented a postgraduate affiliation (PANTSSA), which provides opportunity for young scholars to share and develop their research.

Neotestamentica is the Journal of the NTSSA, which has been published annually since 1966. The journal showcases South African and African scholarship, including the publishing of contributions from the annual conference of the NTSSA. Submissions by international experts in the field of New Testament are also most welcome. A critical book review section is included in each issue. The journal has 355 subscribers; 208 of these are members of the NTSSA. Around 100 subscribers represent international libraries in prestigious universities worldwide. Of the latter many are now moving from print to electronic subscription. Members of the NTSSA, also, have opted to start reading their journal electronically. They have free online access to the Neotestamentica homepage on the Project Muse platform.

Books for Review

Members of the Neotestamentica can review books available in the categories below. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Philip du Toit at

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2019 Annual NTSSA Conference
25-29 March 2019
University of Johannesburg
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