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David Beldman

David Beldman

Professor of Old Testament, Missional Training Center – Phoenix


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Trinity College (2013)

Master of Arts in Old Testament, McMaster Divinity College (2007)

Bachelor of Arts in History and Theology, Redeemer University (2005)


Dr. Dave Beldman began his working career as a licensed electrician, but soon felt the call into theological education. After completing his studies, he taught at Redeemer University for 12 years. In 2022, he and his family moved to Phoenix so he could take up the work at MTC and the larger Christian city movement in Phoenix. In addition to his work at MTC, he is a scholar in residence at the Surge Network and is the director of Surge School. Dave has a passion for bringing the rich wisdom of Old Testament teaching to bear on the challenges of Christian witness in the 21st century. 

Dave has authored, co-authored, and co-edited several books, including Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address (Eerdmans, 2012), The Completion of Judges: Strategies of Ending in Judges 17-21 (Eisenbrauns, 2017), Deserting the King: The Book of Judges (Lexham, 2017), The Book of Ecclesiastes: A Classified Bibliography (T & T Clark, 2019), Judges (Eerdmans, 2020), Scripture and Hermeneutics: Retrospect and Prospect (Zondervan Academic, 2022). He has also published a number of essays, both academic and popular.

Dave has been married to Elsie since 1998, and they have four kids.