Don C. Benjamin, PhD

My Time at Rice University
About Don C. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Don C. Benjamin, Ph.D. teaches biblical and Near Eastern Studies at Arizona State University. Among the courses he offers are: Introduction the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Archaeology and the Bible, Women and the Bible, Poetry and Poetics in the Book of Psalms, Ritual, Symbol, Myth, Religion and Moral Issues, American Religious Traditions – and Religion in America.

Benjamin holds a Ph.D. in Religion from the Claremont Graduate University, an M.A. in Semitic Languages from the Catholic University of America, and a B.A. from St. Bonaventure University. His publications include: Social World of Ancient Israel 1250-587 B.C.E. (Hendrickson), Old Testament Parallels, laws and stories from the ancient Near East (Paulist), Old Testament Story, an introduction (Fortress) and Stones & Stories: an introduction to archaeology and the Bible (Fortress). His work in progress is: Deuteronomy: a feminist commentary (Liturgical Press). He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, the American Schools of Oriental Research and the American Academy of Religion.

Benjamin was born in Louisiana. He and his wife, Patrice A. Welsh-Benjamin RN, MA, OCN, now live in Arizona. They enjoy both the grandeur of nature in the southwest, the cultural amenities of city life and travel.





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