Scott C. Jones

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
On faculty since 2005



Curriculum Vitae



PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2007

MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2001

BA, University of Mississippi, 1999


Professional Interests

I am interested in Hebrew poetry, ancient Near Eastern thought, and the reception history of the Bible. Most of my work relates to Israelite and ancient Near Eastern wisdom literature. I am currently working on two major projects: the first is an introduction to Israelite Wisdom Literature, and the second is a commentary on Psalms 1-41 for the Illuminations commentary series, for which I also serve as the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament editor. In 2014, I was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, where I worked on a project entitled “The Role of the Wisdom Psalms in the Theology of the First Davidic Psalter.”


Personal Interests

I enjoy family vacations, rock climbing, disc golf, hiking, and watching football (American).


Professional Membership

  • Society of Biblical Literature


Covenant Activities

I regularly teach the following courses at Covenant College:

  • BIB 111: Old Testament Introduction
  • BIB 201: Current Issues in Biblical Studies
  • BIB 327: Psalms
  • BIB 397: The Old Testament World
  • BIB 475: Wisdom Literature
  • GRE 175-176 Elementary Greek I-II
  • HEB 191-192: Elementary Hebrew I-II


Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Solomon’s Table Talk: Martin Luther on the Authorship of Ecclesiastes,” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 28 (2014): forthcoming.
  • “The Values and Limits of Qohelet’s Sub-Celestial Economy,” Vetus Testamentum 64 (2014): 21-33.
  • "Corporeal Discourse in the Book of Job," Journal of Biblical Literature, 132 (2013): 845-863.
  • “Job 28 and Modern Theories of Knowledge,” Theology Today 69 (2013): 486-496.
  • "Lions, Serpents, and Lion-Serpents in Job 28:8 and Beyond," Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011): 663-686.
  • Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 398. Edited by John Barton et al. Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2009.
  • "Qohelet's Courtly Wisdom: Ecclesiastes 8:1-9," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (2006): 211-28.
  • "Wisdom's Pedagogy: A Comparison of Proverbs vii and 4Q184," Vetus Testamentum 53 (2003): 65-80.


Dr. Madueme discusses his recent book, Adam, the Fall, and Original Sin, which offers theological, biblical, and scientific perspectives on the doctrine of original sin.