Benjamin Gladd – Assistant Professor of New Testament at RTS
Benjamin Gladd is an assistant professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He earned both his BA from The Master’s College (2001) and MA in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College (2003) before going on to earn his Ph.D. at IVP in 2008.
Gladd is the author of From Adam and Israel to the Church: A Biblical Theology of God’s People, using Old Testament prophecy to present an integrated account of covenant community from Genesis through Revelation.
Early Life and Education
Professor Gladd’s expertise lies in biblical theology, including its use in the New Testament and biblical exegesis. He currently teaches New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he believes students should take seriously studying Scripture as well as understanding its original languages. To achieve this end he emphasizes teaching them to read text logically while analyzing syntax and performing word studies.
Since 2006 he has published several books, such as From Adam and Israel to the Church: A Biblical Theology of God’s People (with G. K. Beale), Hidden but Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery and Making All Things New: Eschatology in Daily Church Life with Matthew Harmon (alongside several others). Additionally he edits Essential Studies in Biblical Theology series and is married with two-year old son.
Ben launched his accounting career after earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and shortly thereafter certified public accounts in both Texas and Ohio. Additionally, he became a member of both the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, American Accounting Association as well as Alpha Kappa Psi business honor society.
Gladd currently serves as Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and serves on its editorial board, Themelios. He has written several books including Essential Studies in Biblical Theology (ESSBT), which explores central themes from Scripture’s grand storyline. His areas of research expertise include biblical theology, Second Temple Judaism and apocalypticism as well as teaching students how to read scripture seriously.
Achievement and Honors
As professor of New Testament at RTS, Gladd is dedicated to equipping pastor-theologians and encouraging his students to interpret Scripture seriously. He specializes in biblical theology, Old Testament use in the New Testament interpretation, biblical exegesis and serves on the editorial board for Themelios magazine.
This book presents the core biblical-theological themes found within each New Testament book and shows their place within God’s grand redemptive-historical plan. A unique resource, it breaks away from what one typically expects of an introduction to the New Testament by showing how its pages form part of a continuum that began with Eden and will end at New Jerusalem.
Professor Gladd and Nikki have two-year old Judah together. Professor Gladd is passionate about teaching New Testament and Greek, believing it essential that students can interpret Scripture seriously in its original languages. Additionally, his interests lie in biblical theology, Second Temple Judaism and apocalypticism – two areas he co-authored with G. K. Beale in their book: “The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament”, series editor for Essential Studies in Biblical Theology as well as publishing numerous articles such as “Dare to Be Daniel: Paul’s Use of Danielic Mystery in 1 Corinthians” and An Apocalyptic Trinitarian Model for Reading Revelation”.
Gladd enjoys sports, photography and all things Apple in his free time.