Benno Alexander Zuiddam
Thanks for taking a look
at my website! I am a theologian and Greek scholar, and earned doctorates in both fields. I am
associated with North West University (South Africa), Greenwich School of Theology (UK) and the Centre for
Patristic Research (Netherlands).
Dr Zuiddam matriculated
at Farel College, Amersfoort. After completing studies in Journalism, he studied Theology and Classics at the
universities of Kampen, Utrecht, Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom. In
2014 Professor Zuiddam was elected a member of the South African Academy of the Arts and Sciences. He has
published in the fields of Church History, New Testament, Old Testament and Visual Arts.
A few personal words. I
come from a family with roots in the Low Countries, my first known forefather Andries van Suytdam was born
in the 15 hundreds. Over the years different spellings of the surname Van Suytdam / Van Zuidam emerged,
resulting in e.g. in Zuidam, Zuiddam, Suydam. My wider family was involved in the establishment of New Holland
and the city of Nieuw Amsterdam (New York) in the 17thcentury. Others settled in South-Africa (mainlyNatal) andAustralia. Interestingly, one distant relative served
with Napoleon and survived his campaign into Russia, while another familymember served under Wellingon at
Waterloo. My wife’s ancestors were among the earliest Dutch settlers when they joined
theCapeColonyof Jan van Riebeeck in the 17th century.
My research focusses on divine communication, human
experience of "the voice of God" in the history of Western civilisation, particularly in a Greco-Roman
& speech in early Christian & other Biblical literature, particularly, but not restricted to, the
context of the Greco-Roman World.
self-appreciation of Biblical Literature (OT/NT) as Divine revelation.
appreciation of Sacred Scripture as Divine revelation in history:
a) In early Christianity;
b) In the Greco-Roman world as context of early
c) In the wider history of the Church,
where there is a South
Books & monographs