Dr. Koert van Bekkum is well-known in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. He teaches Old Testament at the Theological University in Kampen. He is also somewhat well-known on this side of the Atlantic for having written a controversial dissertation. I have mentioned him before on this blog. His dissertation “From Conquest to Coexistence” has been criticized heavily by individuals and in official ecclesiastical documents, also from the Canadian Reformed Churches. Dr. van Bekkum has written a response to his critics and it’s also available in English here. Readers can judge for themselves whether or to what degree he has acquitted himself.