BEST consists of biblical scholars and systematic theologians from the Theological Universities of Apeldoorn and Kampen. Scholars working in biblical studies or systematic theology who are interested in membership are invited to contact the chair, prof. dr. Arnold Huijgen. The members cooperate in the research programme, focused on the biannual conferences, and work on individual research projects. More information about their research can be found on the websites of the Theological Universities of Apeldoorn and Kampen.


Prof. dr. A. Huijgen, Professor of Systematic Theology (Apeldoorn)


A.J. den Heijer, PhD student New Testament (Kampen)

Senior researchers 

Dr. K. van Bekkum, Assistant Professor of Old Testament (Kampen / ETF Leuven),

Dr. J.M. Burger, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology (Kampen),

Prof. dr. J. Dekker, Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Identity (Henk de Jong-Chair) (Kampen),

Prof. dr. P.H.R. van Houwelingen, Professor of New Testament (Kampen),

Prof. dr. A. Huijgen, Professor of Systematic Theology,

Dr. M. Klinker-De Klerck, Lecturer of New Testament(Kampen),

Prof. dr. G. Kwakkel, Professor of Old Testament (Kampen),

Dr. M.C. Mulder, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Judaica (Apeldoorn),

Prof. dr. H.G.L. Peels, Professor of Old Testament (Apeldoorn),

Dr. R.T. te Velde, Lecturer of Systematic Theology and Historic Theology (Kampen),

Dr. H. de Waard, Lecturer Old Testament Hebrew and Aramaic (Apeldoorn),

Associate researchers

Dr. H. ten Brinke, Associate Researcher Systematic Theology

Dr. J. Doedens, Associate Researcher Old Testament

Dr. A. Versluis, Associate Researcher Old Testament (Apeldoorn),

Internal PhD Students

G.T. van Appeldoorn, PhD student New Testament (Kampen),

A.J. den Heijer, PhD student New Testament (Kampen),

J. van den Os, PhD student New Testament (Apeldoorn),

External PhD students

B. Kang 

H.-S. Kim 

Jung-Hun Seo

Chandra Gunawan

Dr. Leandro A. de Lima

B.A.T. Witzier

Changjun Choi

Dr. Pieter Nijsse

Anne Th. van Olst

Audy Santoso

Ivan Roharjo

Eunkyu Kim

Chungman Lee

Muriwali Yanto Matalu

Partner Institutes of BEST