Prof. dr. H.G.L. Peels

Prof. dr. H.G.L. Peels

Hoogleraar Oude Testament

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1956 geboren te Dordrecht
1974-1981 studie theologie (TUA) en Akkadisch (VU)
1982 doctoraal II-examen TUA
1982-1986 CGK-predikant te Zoetermeer
1987-1992 universitair hoofddocent oudtestamentische vakken TUA
1992 promotie TUA
1993- heden hoogleraar oudtestamentische vakken TUA

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Scholarly functions (past and present)

  • Rector of the Theological University of Apeldoorn (1994-1995, 1996-1997, 2000-2001, 2004-2006, 2014-2016)
  • President of the Old Testament Society in the Netherlands and Belgium (2005-2008)
  • Co-founder and president of the Christian Academic Network, the Netherlands (1994-1999)
  • Research Associate of the Department of Old and New Testament Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Member Board of Directors Greenwich School of Theology (United Kingdom, accredited by the North-West University, South-Africa)
  • Senior member of NOSTER (Dutch Research School of Theology and Religion)
  • Editorial Board of Theologia Reformata and Advisory Board of In die Skriflig
  • Member of the EABS (European Association of Biblical Studies), OTW (Old Testament Society in the Netherlands and Belgium), FAGAT (Facharbeitsgruppe Altes Testament, Germany), Tyndale Fellowship (Cambridge, United Kingdom), SBL (Society for Biblical Literature)
  • International Member Quality Evaluation: research program Department of Theology, North-West University, South-Africa (1998), OT-department, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South-Africa (2007), OT-department, Faculty of Theology, University of Bloemfontein, South-Africa (2009)
  • Chair Review Panel research program Department of Theology, North-West University, South-Africa (2013)
  • Associate professor of Old Testament studies, TUA (1986-1992)
  • External advisor National Research Foundation (NRF), South-Africa
  • Program Leader, Research Group Bibliology, Theological University of Kampen-II and Theological University Apeldoorn (1999-2005)
  • Program Leader Research Group Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology, Theological University Kampen and Theological University Apeldoorn (2012-2016)
  • Member Steering Committee GTU (Gereformeerde Theologische Universiteit) (2014-2017)

Ecclesiastic and societal functions/activities (past and present)

  • Ordained minister of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (1982-)
  • Chair Foreign Relations Committee Christian Reformed Churches (1998-2013)
  • Member Advisory Board Forum-C; Board of References World Reformed Fellowship: Europe; Advisory Board IFES-Nederland; Member Advisory Board Instituut voor Cultuurethiek
  • Member Steering Committee ‘Nationale Synode’, the Netherlands, (2008-2012)
  • Chair Board of Identity, Greydanus College, East Netherlands (2008-2012)
  • Chair Study-Committee ‘Women in Church’, Christian Reformed Churches (1998-2001)
  • Chair department Apeldoorn of Ex Oriente Lux, Near Eastern – Egyptian Society (1992-)
  • Teacher of religion, Oranje Nassau College Zoetermeer (1982-1983)
  • Teacher Old Testament at the Academy Social Work & Theology of the Reformed College Zwolle (2005-2014)
  • Chair foundation ‘Steun Roeping Frankrijk’ (1991-2007)
  • Member Committee of Support Gáspár Károly University Budapest (1992-1996)
  • Member Board of the NCRV (Dutch Christian Broadcasting Company, 1988-1995)
  • Supervisor NBV (Dutch New Bible Translation, 1993-2004)
  • Member Review Committee NBV (Dutch New Bible Translation, 2016-)


  • Exegese en theologie van het Oude Testament: thematiek Godsbeeld
  • Profetenonderzoek: Jeremia


List of academic publications
List of professional publications