Dr. Benjamin Gladd Promoted to Professor of New Testament

Ben Gladd headshotJACKSON, Miss. — Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Benjamin Gladd from Associate Professor of New Testament to Professor of New Testament, effective June 1, 2022.

Dr. Gladd earned a B.A. in Greek and Hebrew from the Master’s College. He completed an MA in Biblical Exegesis and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Wheaton College. Before joining the faculty of RTS Jackson in 2012, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Wheaton.

“Ben Gladd’s promotion to full professor is well-deserved. He is among our most prolific authors on the RTS faculty, and is a diligent and respected New Testament scholar,” said Dr. Ligon Duncan, RTS Jackson President. “I am also so appreciative of his commitment to and involvement in the local church. I’m grateful for the model he gives to our students of a Reformed scholar committed to the service of the Lord’s people.”

A widely-published author and researcher, Dr. Gladd’s academic interests are in biblical theology, biblical exegesis, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament.

He has written several books, including The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (with G.K. Beale; IVP, 2020), Handbook on the Gospels (Baker, 2021), and a forthcoming biblical theology of Luke (Crossway, 2022). He also joined the editorial board for Themelios in 2019.

Dr. Gladd is passionate about teaching students how to engage the Bible in its original languages. At RTS, he teaches courses on Greek exegesis, hermeneutics, the gospels, and more. He also teaches intensive Greek courses in RTS Jackson’s Summer Institute for Biblical Languages.

“Dr. Ben Gladd exemplifies RTS’s commitment to scholarship for the church,” said Dr. Guy Waters, Academic Dean at the Jackson campus. “He is passionate to show students and readers the grand unity of Scripture as a book about Jesus Christ. I am profoundly grateful for Dr. Gladd’s contributions to the RTS Jackson faculty and to evangelical biblical scholarship, and am delighted at his promotion to Professor of New Testament.”