Mignon R. Jacobs

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

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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

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