Dr. David Beldman

Associate Professor of Religion & Theology

Chair of the Department of Religion and Theology

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4244

Email: dbeldman@redeemer.ca

Office: 128D

Department: Religion and Theology


Ph.D. (2013), Old Testament Studies, University of Bristol
Dissertation: The Completion of Judges: Strategies of Ending in Judges 17-21.

M.A. (2007), Old Testament Studies, McMaster Divinity College
Thesis: Reading Job: Ricoeur’s Textual Theory and the Interpretation of Job.

B.A. Comb. Hon. with distinction (2005), History and Religion/Theology, Redeemer University College


  • The Drama of Scripture (REL-110)
  • From the Word to the World: An Introduction to Theological Study (REL-121)
  • Theological Interpretation of the Bible (REL-201)
  • Old Testament Studies: The Writings (REL-325)
  • New Testament Studies: The Gospels and Acts (REL-326)


David Beldman is an associate professor in the department of Religion and Theology and serves as the department chair. He earned a PhD in Old Testament Studies at the University of Bristol. He has a passion for opening up the riches of Scripture for students and helping them discern how the Bible speaks powerfully and relevantly today. He teaches courses in biblical and theological studies, including New Testament Greek. His research interests include biblical theology, Old Testament narrative and wisdom literature, and public theology. David loves listening to music, travel, and exploring the great outdoors, and in his spare time he enjoys restoring and riding vintage motorcycles. David and his wife Elsie have been married for 20 years and they have four kids.

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Essays and Articles

Professional Membership and Associations

Society of Biblical Literature
Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar
Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

Professional Experience

Part-Time Lecturer, Religion and Theology, Redeemer University College (2011-2013)
Director of Research, The Paideia Centre for Public Theology (2011-2013)
Assistant Book Review Editor, The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2010-2012)