Jurie le Roux can be described as a compassionate and multifaceted scholar. He is a historian in the true sense of the word. Besides his interest in Old Testament studies his passion for Church History, Philosophy, Sociology, Music, Culture and his mother tongue, Afrikaans, prevails. As Old Testament scholar Le Roux has become known for his Pentateuchal interest and studies. Nevertheless, his academic contribution to prophetical and wisdom studies are not unimportant. On the South African Old Testament scenery his critical voice to establish a critical and historical conscience among the theological establishment probably counts as one of his fundamental academic contributions. His establishment of the annual Pro-Pent Seminar at the University of Pretoria and his vision for telematic distance education add value to the academic work of this multifaceted 'scholar'.