Rob Kranz

Graduate Student in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament


Rob focuses on the intersection of the Hebrew Bible and modern film and how that intersection provides avenues to open new lines of questioning, dialogue and textual interpretation.


His first career was in engineering software. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Houston. In 2018, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream to teach, research and write about the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the university level. In 2019, he received a graduate certificate in biblical history and geography from Jerusalem University College in Israel. In 2021, Rob earned an M.A. in Old Testament from Abilene Christian University. He obtained a Th.M. from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology in 2022. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, running, traveling, and cooking.


Course Advisor: Dr. Susanne Scholz



Book Review, Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, The Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God, by J. Richard Middleton in Restoration Quarterly (forthcoming in 2023).


Book Review, How Scripture Interprets Scripture: What Biblical Writers Can Teach Us about Reading the Bible, by Michael Graves in Restoration Quarterly (forthcoming in 2023).

Book Review, A Boundless God, by Jack Levison in Restoration Quarterly 64/1 (2022): 55–56.


Book Review, Reading German for Theological Studies: A Grammar and Reader, by Carolyn R. Thompson in Restoration Quarterly 64/2 (2022): 122–24.


“Examples of Warrior Banter in Samuel: Preservation of Honor and Divine Proxy,” Restoration Quarterly 63/2 (2021): 81–94.


Fellowships and Awards:

2022–2027 Moody Graduate Fellowship (Southern Methodist University)

2021 Outstanding Academic Award (Abilene Christian University)

2021 GST Outstanding Thesis Award (Abilene Christian University) 

2020 Alpha Chi National Honor Society 

2020 Prentice and Barbara Meador Endowed Scholarship (Abilene Christian University)