Faculty & Staff

Ariel Berkowitz
Adjunct Professor, Jewish Thought and Culture

B.S., West Chester State University, Philadelphia Biblical University
M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary

Ariel Berkowitz has been an adjunct professor with IBEX since 1995. His areas of specialty include Jewish history, Jewish thought and culture, and Torah. Ariel is also an instructor with Torah Resources International. He taught at Israel College of Bible from 1992-2006. He and his wife Devorah moved from the USA to Israel as citizens in 1992. They have four children and two grandchildren. They live in Arad.

Benjamin Foreman
Director and Professor of the Bible, IBEX Program

B.A., Bible Exposition, The Master’s College
Graduate work at Jerusalem University College in Israel
M.A., The Bible and Its World, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Old Testament
Ph.D., Old Testament, The University of Aberdeen

Benj has lived most of his life outside the United States. He was born in France and spent his early years there as an MK. When he was ten he moved to the States. His interest in the Old Testament took him to Israel, where he completed his Master’s degree, and where he met his wife Yael. His doctoral work was done in Scotland on the use of metaphor in the Old Testament. Benj and Yael live at the IBEX campus and have four children: Yair, Yonatan, Odeliah, and Tehilah.

Nathan Foreman
Assistant Professor of the Bible, IBEX Program

B.A., Business and Economics, The Master's College
M.Div., Bible Exposition, The Master's Seminary
M.A., The Bible and the Ancient World, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Nate completed an MDiv at TMS, and later an MA at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He first taught Bible and history at Eternity Bible College, and led numerous student trips to Israel during those years.  After a successful season working at a high Tech manufacturing company in Vancouver WA, the Foremans accepted an invitation to serve in an associate-pastor position at Faith Community Bible Church in Boise, Idaho.  It was in the midst of some great years of ministry that the opportunity arose for them to return to Israel, and serve at IBEX in the Fall of 2018.  Nate loves the outdoors and always makes time for family trips and exploration.  Him and Michelle have four children: Rynn, Jace, Micah, and Summer. May the Lord be honored in all that we do!

IBEX Staff
 From left to right: Jessy DeChamplain (Administrative Assistant), Yael and Benj Foreman, Michelle and Nate Foreman.
Foreman kids from left to right: Odeliah, Micah, Tehila, Jonatan, Yair, Summer, Rynn, and Jace.