The discussion on methodology in the South African exegetical arena is still continuing. Over the past decades, several contributions have
kept this debate alive. The aim of this article is to contribute to this ongoing South-African debate concerning methodology. It consists of
two main sections: 1) a broad introductory overview is given in order to sketch the past South-African exegetical landscape; 2) a description is given of how the author envisages a future road to travel through the Old Testament exegetical landscape, namely a diachronically reflected synchronic reading of the text.