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Dr. Ethan C. Jones

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Don and Helen Bryant Chair of Old Testament


  • Visiting Scholar (Hebrew Studies) University of Cambridge
  • PhD (Old Testament) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA (Christian Studies and Philosophy) Mississippi College
  • Goethe Institute, Gottingen, Germany

Teaching Specializations

  • Hebrew Poetry
  • Hebrew Grammar
  • Hebrew Lexicography


(504) 282-4455, ext. 8451 | ejones@nobts.edu
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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.

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 2024).

His peer-reviewed articles and essays are found in international journals such as Zeitschrift fur 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); Scottish Journal of Theology (in press); Revue Biblique (in press); and monograph series, Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures (Cambridge, 2021); Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic (Eisenbrauns, in press).

Ethan serves on the steering committee for the Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew section of the Society of Biblical Literature. He enjoys presenting his research at the Society of Biblical Literature, Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and Tyndale Fellowship (Cambridge).

In addition, Ethan enjoys reading and reflecting on land, theology, and poetry. His poetic reflections appear on his website (www.ethancjones.com).