Benjamin J. Noonan

Ben Noonan, Professor of Old Testament
Professor of Old Testament

Education

  • PhD, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
  • MPhil, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
  • MA, Wheaton College
  • BS, Wheaton College

Selected Publications

Books

  • Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew & Aramaic: New Insights for Reading the Hebrew Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020)
  • Foreign Words in the Hebrew Bible: Linguistic Evidence for Foreign Contact in Ancient Israel, Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2019)
  • “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?” A Grammatical Tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman, co-edited with Hélène M. Dallaire and Jennifer E. Noonan (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017)

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • “An Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The Style and Symbolism of Joseph’s Garment in Genesis 37,” in The Body: Adorned, Cultured, and Embodied, eds. Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Christine E. Palmer, and Angela Roskop Erisman (Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press, 2021)
  • “The Patriarchs’ Altar-Building as Anticipation of the Israelite Conquest,” in Festschrift (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2021)
  • “Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs” and “The Infinitives Absolute and Construct” (co-authored with Ting Wang) in “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?” A Grammatical Tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman, eds. Hélène Dallaire, Benjamin J. Noonan, and Jennifer E. Noonan (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017), 1-19, 259-273
  • “Jethro, Moses, and Humility: Leadership in the Pentateuch” (co-authored with Jennifer Noonan) in Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader, eds. Benjamin K. Forrest and Chet Roden, Biblical Theology for the Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2017), 75-81
  • “Egyptian Loanwords as Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus and Wilderness Traditions,” in “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives, eds. James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg, Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 13 (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2016), 49-67
  • “Worthy to Be Praised: Psalm 33:1-5” in Devotions on the Hebrew Bible: 54 Reflections to Inspire & Instruct, eds. Milton Eng and Lee M. Fields (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015), 122-124

Journal Articles

  • “High-Handed Sin and the Promised Land: The Rhetorical Relationship between Law and Narrative in Numbers 15,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (2020)
  • “Daniel’s Greek Loanwords in Dialectal Perspective,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 28 (2018): 575-603
  • “A (New) Old Iranian Etymology for Biblical Aramaic אֲדַרְגָּזַר,” Aramaic Studies 16 (2018): 10-19
  • “Unraveling Hebrew שַׁעַטְנֵז,” Journal of Biblical Literature 135 (2016): 95-101
  • “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
  • “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

Awards and Honors

  • ATS Innovation Grant, Association of Theological Schools, 2017
  • HUC-JIR Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Hebrew Union College, 2005-2009
  • Richard J. Scheuer Israel Archaeology Scholarship, Hebrew Union College, 2006
  • Magna cum laude Graduation Honors, Wheaton College, 2004
  • Randall D. Isaac Physics Merit Scholarship, Wheaton College, 2003-2004
  • Dean’s List Honors, Wheaton College, 2000-2005

Bio

Dr. Noonan joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2014. He teaches Old Testament and Hebrew courses for CIU and is the faculty adviser for Grad Life Council (which creates fellowship opportunities for CIU’s graduate and seminary students) and CIU’s local chapter of Eta Beta Rho (a national scholastic honor society for students of Hebrew). 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.