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Benjamin Noonan

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Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew

B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Dr. Noonan joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2014. He teaches Old Testament and Hebrew courses. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, where he serves on the Pentateuch Program Unit Steering Committee, as well as the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He has taught at Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Books:

  • Foreign Words in the Hebrew Bible: Linguistic Evidence for Foreign Contact in Ancient Israel (forthcoming)

Articles, Book Chapters and Contributions to Edited Volumes:

  • “Egyptian Loanwords as Evidence for the Historicity and Authenticity of the Exodus and Wilderness Traditions,” in A Symposium on the Historicity and Authenticity of the Exodus and Wilderness Traditions in a Post Modern Age, eds. James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg (forthcoming)
  • Devotional on Psalm 33:4-5 in Devotions on the Hebrew Bible, eds. Lee M. Fields, Milton Eng, and Verlyn D. Verbrugge (forthcoming)
  • “Zion’s Foundation: The Meaning of בֹּחַן in Isaiah 28,16,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 125 (2013): 314-319
  • “There and Back Again: ‘Tin’ or ‘Lead’ in Amos 7:7-9?” Vetus Testamentum 63 (2013): 299-307
  • “Hide or Hue? Defining Hebrew תַּחַשׁBiblica 93 (2012): 580-589
  • “Omri, King of Israel,” “Trade and Commerce,” “Ugarit,” in Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry (Bellingham, Wash.: Logos Research Systems, 2012)
  • “Did Nehemiah Own Tyrian Goods? Trade between Judea and Phoenicia during the Achaemenid Period,” Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011): 281-298
  • “Abraham, Blessing, and the Nations: A Reexamination of the Niphal and Hitpael of ברך in the Patriarchal Narratives,” Hebrew Studies 51 (2010): 73-93
  • October 6 Devotional in Stones of Remembrance 2: Wheaton’s Living Stones, ed. Emily Louise Zimbrick (Wheaton, Ill.: Wheaton College, 2006), 306

Book Reviews:

  • Review of Marvin A. Sweeney, Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57 (2014): 405-407
  • Review of Bob Becking and Lester L. Grabbe, eds., Between Evidence and Ideology: Essays on the History of Ancient Israel at the Joint Meeting for the Society for Old Testament Study and the Out Testamentisch Werkgezelschap, Lincoln, July 2009, Bulletin for Biblical Research 22 (2012): 410-412
  • Review of Robin A. Parry, Lamentations, Bulletin for Biblical Research 22 (2012): 271-273
  • Review of Cor Notebaart, Metallurgical Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible, Bulletin for Biblical Research 22 (2012): 259-260
  • Review of Jordan M. Scheetz, The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55 (2012): 170-172
  • Review of Koowon Kim, Incubation as a Type-Scene in the ˀAqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah Stories: A Form-Critical and Narratological Study of KTU 1.14 I-1.15 III, 1.17 I-II, and 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11, Bulletin for Biblical Research 22 (2012): 126-127
  • Review of Ronald S. Hendel, ed., Reading Genesis: Ten Methods, Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 530-532
  • Review of Francis I. Andersen and Richard S. Hess, Names in the Study of Biblical History: David, YHWH Names, and the Role of Personal Names, Ashland Theological Journal 43 (2011): 148-149
  • Review of David Toshio Tsumura, Creation and Destruction: A Reappraisal of the Chaoskampf Theory in the Old Testament, Ashland Theological Journal 43 (2011): 149-151
  • Review of Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel, Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 391-393
  • Review of John H. Sailhamer, The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition, and Interpretation, Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 102-103
  • Review of R.W.L. Moberly, The Theology of the Book of Genesis, Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 105-107
  • Review of Victor H. Matthews, Studying the Ancient Israelites: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Ashland Theological Journal 42 (2010): 156-158
  • Review of Philip R. Davies, Memories of Ancient Israel: An Introduction to Biblical History—Ancient and Modern, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52 (2009): 839-840
  • Review of Marc Van De Mieroop, A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC, 2d ed., Ashland Theological Journal 40 (2008): 75-76

Papers Presented:

  • “The Presence and Significance of Foreign Loanwords in the Book of Daniel,” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Baltimore, Md., November 20, 2013
  • “The Exodus and Sinai Narratives: Foreign Loanwords and Historicity,” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Milwaukee, Wisc., November 14, 2012
  • “Non-Semitic Loanwords and Foreign Contact in the Ancient Levant,” Cincinnati Consortium of Ancient Studies spring annual meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 9, 2012
  • “Identifying the Gemstones of the High Priest’s Breastplate,” Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Francisco, Calif., November 20, 2011
  • “Did Nehemiah Own Tyrian Goods? A Historical Investigation of Trade between Judea and Phoenicia during the Persian Period,” Evangelical Theological Society Midwest regional meeting, Chicago, Ill., March 28, 2008
  • “Abraham, Blessing, and the Nations: A Proposed Paradigm,” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, San Diego, Calif., November 15, 2007