Ethan teaches and supervises students in the areas of ancient Hebrew and exegesis. He delights in helping students grasp the significance and richness of the Hebrew Bible, particularly how it relates to the local church and the whole of life.
Ethan has written widely on the intersection of linguistics, philology, and exegesis. His first book appeared in the Arbeiten zu Text und Sprache im Alten Testament series (2017). He later edited a collection of essays on Hebrew (Eisenbrauns, 2018). His next book deals with linguistics and interpretation of 1 Kings 3-11 (Fortress Academic). He is also currently writing several commentaries. The first, written in German, will be on 1 Kings (SCM, due 2022). The second, Jonah, will appear in the Text of the Hebrew Bible series (Sheffield Phoenix Press, due 2026). The third, Proverbs, is in the series Kregel Exegetical Library (Kregel Academic, due 2026).
His peer-reviewed articles and essays are found in international journals such as Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (2017; 2020); Biblische Notizen (2018); Journal of Semitic Studies (2019); The Bible Translator (2020); Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (2021); Vetus Testamentum (2021); Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (2021) and monograph series, Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures (Cambridge, 2021) Biblical Interpretation (Brill, in press); Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic (Eisenbrauns, in press).
In addition, Ethan enjoys reading and reflecting on land, place, theology, and poetry. His poetic reflections appear on his website (www.ethancjones.com).