Prof. dr. Benno Zuiddam (1968) is professor (extraordinary) with the theological faculty of North West University (South Africa) since 2008. He also works as promoter and study-leader for post-graduate studies through Greenwich School of Theology (UK).
Zuiddam studied Journalism, and subsequently Theology (cum laude); at the universities of Kampen, Utrecht, Bloemfontein (SA) and Potchefstroom (SA). In 1997 he earned a doctorate in Theology on a patristic subject: Biblical authority in the early post-Apostolic Church. This was followed by a second doctorate on a comparative study of Apostolic Christianity and Plutarch on the rise and fall of the oracles in the first century.
Benno Zuiddam has a great general interest, but concentrates his work on New Testament studies and early Patristics. His research theme is: Divine revelatory speech and the way it was experienced in biblical, early Christian and other literature, particularly in the context of the Greco-Roman world.
He authored “Hope and Disillusionment,” a general introduction to the history of the Western Church, as well “Heilige Letters en Lettergrepen,” a study of Biblical authority in the second Century (Dutch only). Benno has published in a great variety of academic journals.