Dr. Jones enjoys the opportunity to teach students the Old Testament. In his teaching he attempts to awaken the interest of and help develop competence in this largely neglected part of the Bible. His research interests are Biblical Hebrew (specifically syntax and lexicography), the book of Psalms, and the book of Kings. He has recently served as a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (2018-2019).

Selected Publications

Books

  • 1.Könige: Biblischer Kommentar (Edition C Altes Testament; SCM Press, in preparation).
  • Solomon: Language, Linguistics, and Interpretation of 1 Kgs 3-11 (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Academic, forthcoming 2021).
  • Editor. The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light: Studies on Biblical Hebrew in Honor of George L. Klein (University Park: PA: Eisenbrauns, 2018).
  • Valency of the Hithpael: The Contribution of Valency to Lexicography (Arbeiten zur Text und Sprache im Alten Testament; St. Ottilien: EOS, 2017).

Articles

  • “The Middle and Passive Voice: Semantic Distinctions of the Niphal in Biblical Hebrew.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Forthcoming, 2020).
  • “Hearing the Voice of the Niphal: A Response to Ellen van Wolde” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Forthcoming, 2020).
  • “He May Do Harm . . . : A Note on 2 Sam. 12:18.” The Bible Translator (Forthcoming, 2020).
  • “Bound Pronominal Objects in Biblical Hebrew: Clarification and Critique.” Journal of Semitic Studies 64 (2019): 363–375.
  • “Direct Reflexivity in Biblical Hebrew: A Note on נפשׁ.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 129 (2017): 411-426.
  • “Zeit, Raum und Völker:חסד ואמת  in Ps 117.” Biblische Notizen 178 (2018): 103-110.
  • “Direct Reflexivity in Biblical Hebrew: A Note on נפשׁ.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 129 (2017): 411-426.