Benjamin Abotchie Ntreh, Ph.D.
Heritage Christian College Campus. Amasaman behind stadium junction

Benjamin Abotchie Ntreh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


  • PGCE, University of Cape Coast, 2003
  • ThD, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1990
  • MTh, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1987
  • MATS, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1984
  • Dip. Th. Trinity College, 1981

Classes Taught

  • Pentateuch
  • Prophets
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Old Testament Psalms
  • Bilblical Hebrew
  • Biblical Philosophy of Leadership
  • Research


  • “The Bible and Caring for the Land.” In Essays on the Land, Ecotheology, and Traditions in Africa. (2019). Edited by B. Abotchie Ntreh, Mark S. Aidoo and Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh. Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications. pp. 3-14.
  • “The Bible, Cultural Identity and Missions: A Biblical Appraisal.” In The Bible, Cultural Identity and Missions. (2016). Edited by Daniel Birchie, Daniel Kwame Bediako and Dziedzorm Reuben Asafo. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Pp. ix-xxi.
  • A Concise History of Ancient Israel and Judah: From the Patriarchal Era to the Advent of Herod the Great. (2006; rev. 2016). Cape Coast: Marcel Hughes.
  • “Improper Conduct in Sexual Relations: The Tamar Story and the African Context.” Drumspeak, Vol 1. No. 1. (2013): 96-115.
  • “Human Complicity in Flood Occurrence: An African Biblical Hermeneutical Reading of Genesis 6:5-8:22.” Illorin Journal of Religious Studies. Vol. 2. No. 2 (2012): 91-102.
  • “Job.” In The Global Biblical Commentary. (2004). Edited by Daniel Patte. Abingdon. pp. 141-150.
  • “Africa in the New Testament.” In Interpreting the New Testament in Africa. (2001). Kenya: Acton Publishers. pp. 68-82.
  • “The Survival of Earth: An African Reading of Psalm 104” in The Earth Story in the Psalms and the Prophets. The Earth Bible 4. (2001). Edited by Norman C. Habel. Sheffield Academic/The Pilgrim Press. pp. 98-108.
  • “Methodological Challenges of Old Testament Scholarship in the African Context.” African Old Testament Scholarship. No 5, (1998): 2-4.

Memberships or Associations

  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), member
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES), member/Secretary
  • Journal of African Biblical Studies (JABS), editor.
  • Chairman, Council – Entrepreneurship Training Institute, Accra
  • Chairman, Council – Synergies Institute, Ghana, Accra.
  • Scholar-in-translation – Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation
  • Old Testament Editor, Ghana Study Bible Project, Bible Society of Ghana, Accra.
  • Chairman, Translation Committee, Bible Society of Ghana, Accra.

Research Interest area

  • Old Testament History
  • African Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Bible and Ecology

Recommended Readings and Resources

  • Bediako, Kwame. (1999). Theology and Identity: The Impact of Culture upon Christian Thought in the Second Century and in the Modern Africa. Akropong-Akuapem: Regnum
  • Dickson Kwesi and Paul Ellingworth. (1969). Biblical Revelation and African Beliefs. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis.
  • Felder, Cain Hope. (1989). Troubling Biblical Waters: Race, Class and Family. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Press.
  • Freund, Elizabeth. (1987). The Return of the Reader: Reader Response Criticism. London and New York: Methuen Publishers.