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About Barry Jones

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.

Positions

Present Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Campbell University Divinity School
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Disciplines


Grants

2015 - 2016 Youth Theological Institute at Campbell University
Lilly Endownment, Inc.
$596,000
2010 - 2012 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship “Pastor-Scholar Studio”
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
2010 - 2012 Creating a Culture of Call Conference at Campbell University Divinity School
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
2008 Faculty Consultation Grant to restructure M.Div. assessment plan
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology
2006 Workshop to incorporate the findings of the Wabash Center/Auburn Seminary Educating Clergy Conference into faculty work
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2004 - Present Member and Chair (2004-2010), Book of the Twelve Prophets Section Steering Committee, Society of Biblical Literature
1997 - Present Member, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
2015 - 2016 Chair, Nominating Committee, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
2014 Member, Dissertation Scholarship Committee, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
2010 - 2011 President, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Presidents and Deans Consortium
2005 - 2011 Member, Chief Academic Officers Society, Association of Theological Schools
2005 - 2011 Member, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Presidents and Deans Consortium
2010 Delegate, Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 25-26, 2010
2009 - 2010 Vice President, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Presidents and Deans Consortium
2008 Delegate, Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 21-23, 2008 Association of Theological Schools
2007 - 2008 Secretary, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Presidents and Deans Consortium
2007 Participant, Master of Divinity Curriculum Revision Consultation, March 2-4, 2007, Assn. of Theological Schools
2006 Delegate, Biennial Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 24-26, 2006, Association of Theological Schools
2000 - 2003 Member, Book of the Twelve Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature
1997 - 2000 Member, Book of the Twelve Group, Society of Biblical Literature
1994 - 1996 Member, Book of the Twelve Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature
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Honors and Awards

  • The Frances Jackson Durham Hebrew Prize, 1987
  • The John and G. Henton-Davies Prize for Outstanding Student in Old Testament Studies, 1988
  • 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

Education

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1994 Ph.D., Duke University ‐ Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies
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1988 M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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1985 B.A., Campbell University ‐ Religion
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Articles and Essays (11)

Book Reviews (28)