Professor of Old Testament.
B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1994;
M.Div., Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches, 1998;
M.A., University of Toronto, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2005.
Dr. J. Smith has ministered to the Free Reformed congregation in Albany, Western Australia. As a full-time professor, he retains his ministerial status with the Hamilton-Providence Canadian Reformed Church, Ontario.
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Translated Hallelujahs: A Linguistic and Exegetical Commentary on Select Septuagint Psalms. CBET 56. Louvain: Peeters, 2011.
Prayers of the Saints. The Reformed Guardian. New Series 33. Armadale: Pro Ecclesia, 2010.
“Psalms Section 10.3.1: Septuagint.” Textual History of the Bible. Vol. 1. Ed. Armin Lange and Emanuel Tov. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.
“What is the Septuagint (and why does it matter)?” forthcoming March 2014 at Bible Odyssey (http://www.sbl-site.org/BibleOdysseyNews.aspx).
“The Text-Critical Significance of Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 5101 (Ra 2227) for the Old Greek Psalter,” Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 45 (2012): 5-22.
“A Doorkeeper in the House of My God.” Clarion 61.23 (November 9, 2012): 572-77.
“Preaching the Gospel from the Law.” Diakonia 26.2, 3 (September, December 2012): 50-56.
“Out of the House of Bondage: The Old Testament Slavery Laws and Our Redemption in Christ.” Clarion 61.3 (February 3, 2012): 58-62.
“Stolen Goods, Broken Trust: The Law and Gospel of Restitution.” Reformed Perspective 31.1 (November 2011): 20-24.
“Social Injustice and the Existence of God: A Commentary on the Old Greek Text of Psalm 57.” Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honour of Cornelis Van Dam. Ed. J. Van Vliet. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
“The Meaning and Function of Hallelouia in the Old Greek Psalter.” XII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Leiden, 2004. SBLSCS 54. Ed. M.K.H. Peters. Atlanta: SBL, 2006.
“Jeremiah 52: Thackeray and Beyond.” Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 35 (2002) 55-96.