Dr. Barry A. Jones

Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew
Divinity School
Office Address:
Taylor Hall
Room 305


A native of North Carolina and a graduate of Campbell University, Dr. Barry Jones joined the Divinity School faculty in 2000. He previously taught at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, NC and before that was pastor of Park View Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He teaches courses in Biblical Hebrew and in the prophetic and poetic literature of the Old Testament, as well as individual courses on the books of Exodus, Jeremiah, and Psalms. An ordained minister, he has served as an interim pastor, preacher, and Bible study leader in numerous churches across NC. He and his wife Beth (CU ’85,’88) live in Raleigh and have two adult children.


  • BA, Campbell University
  • MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • PhD, Duke University
  • Additional study: Wake Forest University


  • Divinity School Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 2005-2011
  • Chair, Society of Biblical Literature Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets Program Unit, 2004-2010

Career Highlights

  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Presidents and Deans Consortium, Vice President, 2009-2010
  • President, 2010-2011

Awards, Recognition & Honors

  • Divinity School Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
  • Southeastern Seminary Frances Jackson Durham Hebrew Prize, 1987
  • John and G. Henton Davies Prize for Outstanding Student in Old Testament Studies, 1988
  • Campbell University American Bible Society Award for Excellence in the Study of Greek, 1984
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1984
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, 1984


  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • National Association of Baptis Professors of Religion


  • Recent Journal Articles
  • The Seventh Century Prophets in Twenty-First Century Research.” Currents in Biblical Research 14:2 (February 2016): 129-75
  • The Book of Haggai: A Resource for Resident Aliens.” Review & Expositor 112:1 (February 2015): 135-43
  • Resisting the Power of Empire: The Theme of Resistance in the Book of Daniel.” Review & Expositor 109 (Fall 2012): 541-56
  • The One and the Many: A Strategy for Teaching the Twelve Prophets.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 36, No.3 (Fall 2009): 303-319
  • Editorial Work - Editor, Festschrift for Paul L. Redditt, NABPR Festschrift Series, published in Perspectives in Religious Studies 43.3 (Summer 2016)
  • Book -The Formation of the Book of the Twelve: A Study in Text and Canon, SBL Dissertation Series No. 149. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995

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