Dr Szesnat serves the College as Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages, as well Head of the Department of Biblical Studies.
At PTC: September 1998 – August 2001, and again since January 2010.
Born and raised in Germany, Holger took up theological studies there (1984-1987) before moving to South Africa (1987-1998), where he completed postgraduate work in New Testament Studies. He taught at a number of South African universities before taking up an offer to work at PTC (1998-2001), where he taught New Testament in 1998-1999, and then directed the PTC Education by Extension programme (2000-2001). He left PTC in September 2001 for family reasons and taught Biblical Studies at the Eastern Region Ministry Course, based in Cambridge, UK (2001-2009). While in the UK, he also served part-time as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge (2001-2009), and as an external examiner for a Certificate programme in theology for ministry at the University of Oxford (2005-2009). He returned to PTC in January 2010 to teach New Testament Studies. From July 2012 till April 2016, he additionally served as the Academic Dean of the College.
[The University of Natal (South Africa) subsequently merged with other institutions to form the University of KwaZulu-Natal.]
Research interests include (in no particular order):
This list is not comprehensive. Further publications, dating back to 1993, may be found at Holger Szesnat’s hcommons page (https://hcommons.org/members/hszesnat), or at his academia.edu page (ptc.academia.edu/HolgerSzesnat).
Last updated 7 December 2018.