Mignon R. Jacobs

Associate Provost for Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison Officer and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentSchool of Theology

Contact Information
626-584-5605
Education
BA, Bethel University
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Claremont Graduate University

Mignon R. Jacobs, associate provost for accreditation and educational effectiveness and accreditation liaison officer, as well as associate professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, joined the School of Theology faculty in 1997.

Jacobs’ publications include the books Gender, Power, and Persuasion (Baker Academic, 2007) and Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah (Sheffield Academic, 2001). Her published chapters and articles include “Ezekiel 16 Perspective of YHWH’s Relationship with Jerusalem: A Story of Fraught Expectations,” in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response (2012); “Mothering a Leader: Bathsheba’s Relational and Functional Identities,” in Mother Goose, Mother Jones, Mommie Dearest: Biblical Mothers and Their Children (2009); “Favor and Disfavor in Jeremiah 29:1-23: Two Dimensions of the Characterization of God and the Politics of Hope,” in Probing the Frontiers of Biblical Studies (2009); “Introduction to the Characterization of God in the Book of Hosea,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 30 (2008); “Sin, Silence, and Suffering in the Conceptual Landscape of Psalm 32,” in Text and Community (2007); “Parameters of Justice: Ideological Challenges Regarding Persons and Practices in Lev 25:25-55,” Ex Auditu 22 (2006); and “Bridging the Times: Trends in Micah Studies Since 1985,” Currents in Research 4 (2006). Jacobs also has two forthcoming books: Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History (co-editor with Raymond F. Person Jr.; Society of Biblical Literature, forthcoming 2013) and Haggai and Malachi (NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2014).

Jacobs is past president of the Western Commission for the Study of Religion and past Regional Coordinator of the Pacific Coast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). She is currently the commissioner for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and in the Assessment Leadership Academy of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Courses Taught

  • OT500: Writings as Introduction to the Old Testament
  • OT501: Pentateuch
  • OT502: Hebrew Prophets
  • OT504: Writings
  • OT506: Old Testament Exegesis: Minor Prophets
  • OT506: Old Testament Exegesis: Micah
  • OT507: Old Testament Exegesis: Psalms
  • OT801/588: Critical Approaches to the Old Testament
  • OT805/569: Old Testament Theology Seminar

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Hebrew prophetic literature, Pentateuch, the Writings, interpretive methods

Selected Publications

Books

  • Haggai and Malachi. New International Commentary of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (forthcoming).
  • Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality and the Formation of a History. (co-editor with Raymond F. Person, Jr). Society of Biblical Literature: Ancient Israel and Its Literature Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.
  • Gender, Power, and Persuasion: The Genesis Narratives and Contemporary Portraits. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 2007.
  • Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah. JSOT Supplemental Series 322. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Book Chapters (selected)

  • “Ezekiel 16 Perspective of YHWH’s Relationship with Jerusalem: A Story of Fraught Expectations.” In Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response. Eds. Mark J. Boda, Carol Dempsey, LeAnn Snow Flesher. Society of Biblical Literature Ancient Israel and Its Literature. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2012.
  • “Favor and Disfavor in Jeremiah 29:1-23: Two Dimensions of the Characterization of God and the Politics of Hope. Pp. 131-55 in Probing the Frontiers of Biblical Studies: Essays in Honor of David J. A. Clines. Edited by J. Harold Ellens and John T. Greene. Princeton Theological Monograph Series 111, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.
  • “Sin, Silence, Suffering, and Confession in the Conceptual Landscape of Psalm 32.” Pp. 14-34 in Text and Community, Essays in Honor of Bruce M. Metzger. Volume 2; edited by J. Harold Ellens. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2007.

Journal Articles (selected from 2003-present)

  • “YHWH’s Call for Israel’s ‘Return’: Command, Invitation or Threat.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 32.2 (2010).
  • “Mothering a Leader: Bathsheba’s Relational and Functional Identities.” In Mother Goose, Mother Jones, Mommie Dearest: Biblical Mothers and Their Children, edited by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Tina Pippin. Semeia Studies 61. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.
  • “Introduction to the Characterization of God in the Book of Hosea.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 30.1 (2008).
  • “Parameters of Justice: Ideological Challenges Regarding Persons and Practices in Lev 25:25-55.” Symposium on Justice. Ex Auditu 22 (2006): 133-53.
  • “Bridging the Times: Trends in Micah Studies Since 1985.” Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 4.3 (2006): 293-329. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476993X06064627.
  • “Love, Honor, and Violence: Socio-Conceptual Matrix in Genesis 34.” Pp. 11-35 in Pregnant Passions: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible edited by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.
  • “The Conceptual Dynamics of Good and Evil in the Joseph Story: An Exegetical and Hermeneutical Inquiry.” Journal for the Study of Old Testament 27.3 (2003): 309-38.

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