Brendon Benz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History; Theologian-in-Residence Core Curriculum, History

After teaching high school history for two years in Queens, N.Y., Dr. Benz attended Princeton Theological Seminary, earning the Henry Snyder Gehman Award in Old Testament and graduating with an M.Div. He earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. While there, he was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award and served as a teaching fellow for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching and Learning Program. His areas of interest include Israelite history and religion, biblical theology, and contemporary biblical interpretation. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Oriental Society.

Dr. Benz also serves as Theologian-in-Residence for Jewell's Center for Faith and Culture.


  • Taylor University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • New York University