Bio

I am member of the department of Biblical Studies and Church History of the Catholic Faculty of Theology (Tilburg University). I read theology and biblical exegesis in Amsterdam and Rome and philosophy in Amsterdam. I taught at several universities in the Netherlands and at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). In the past I combined part-time working at the university with practical work like being a minister in a prison. Since January 2013 I am full-time scholar as ordinary professor New Testament and extraordinary professor Early Christian literature (and since 2019 Dean of Research). I try to assess in those wisdom traditions phenomenons, which are relevant for 2020: dreams as a special form of wisdom, ministry and leadership in the past as a mirror for today and models and strategies of learning in biblical, Jewish and Early Christian traditions. 

For my publications, see https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/webwijs/show/b.j.koet_nl/

Recent publications

  1. “Luister in het celibaatsdebat naar de bronnen en naar elkaar”

    Koet, B. (2023). “Luister in het celibaatsdebat naar de bronnen en naar elkaar”. Katholiek Nieuwsblad, 40(1), 6.
  2. “An Uncomfortable Story from the New Testament: - About Making Friend…

    Koet, B. (2022). “An Uncomfortable Story from the New Testament: About Making Friends with the Mammon (Luke 16:1-13)”. In Troubling Texts in the New Testament: Leuven: Peeters, 2022) 45-64: Essays in Honour of Rob van Houwelingen, (Vol. (CBET 113, pp. 45-64). Peeters Publishers.
  3. “Counter-questions in the Gospel of Luke. - An Assessment

    Koet, B. (2022). “Counter-questions in the Gospel of Luke. An Assessment. In Asking Questions in Biblical Texts (Vol. CBET 114, pp. 209-227). (CBET; Vol. 114). Peeters.
  4. “De kerk scheuren? - Het ging bij Paulus uiteindelijk om eenheid”

    Koet, B. (2022). “De kerk scheuren? Het ging bij Paulus uiteindelijk om eenheid” . Nederlands Dagblad, Nederlands Dagblad 78, (21229 ), 14-15.
  5. Het woord als wapen?! - Vier stemmen uit de oudheid beluisterd: Cicer…

    Koet, B. (2022). Het woord als wapen?! Vier stemmen uit de oudheid beluisterd: Cicero, Tacitus, Jesus en rabbi Eliezer.

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