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Benjamin
Giffone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

From: United States

At LCC Since: 2014

Key Areas

  • Hebrew Bible

Bio

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Benjamin Giffone received his undergraduate and seminary degrees from Cairn University, and his MTh and PhD in Old Testament from Stellenbosch University. Dr. Giffone has served in the Theology Department at LCC since 2014. In addition, he served as the inaugural director of the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing from 2017 to 2021.

In addition to his academic research on the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles in the Hebrew Bible, his interests include the contributions of private industry and philanthropy to human well-being and flourishing. He particularly enjoys reading history and economics, and applying the tools of social science to the study of the Bible. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister (ECO), and serves as a pastoral associate in the Klaipėda Free Christian Church.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Monograph: Gathering and Fitting Unhewn Stones: Varying Conceptions of Centralization in Persian-Era Hebrew Literature (est. 2022)
Research article, coauthoring with Hans Leaman: “Indentured Servitude, Legal Revision in Deuteronomy 15:12–18, and Separation of Vulnerable Migrant Families.”
Research article: “Three Kings: The Unfolding of Hezekiah Narratives Within the Books of Kings, First Isaiah, and Chronicles.”

Publications

According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Brill: Vetus Testamentum vol., vol. 67, pp. 432-447., 2017.

Sit at My Right Hand: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

New York/London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark., 2016.

Special Forces’: A Stereotype of Benjaminite Soldiers in the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 30 (1): 16–29. , 2016.