Jannes Smith

Jannes Smith

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. Smith is professor of Old Testament, prior to which he served as a pastor in Australia for five years. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto on the Septuagint version of the Hallelujah psalms.

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Dissertation and Thesis 
  • Translated Hallelujah's: A Linguistic and Exegetical Commentary on Select Septaugint Psalms.   CBET 56. Louvain: Peeters, 2011 (Publication version of the dissertation.) 
  • A Linguistic and Exegetical Commentary on the Hallelouia Psalms Of The Septuagint.  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto, 2005.
  • Walking and Talking with God. Armadale: Pro Ecclesia, 2016.
  • Restorative Justice: Righting the Relational Wrongs. ARPA Canada, 2014.
  • Prayers of the Saints. The Reformed Guardian. New Series 33. Armadale: Pro Ecclesia, 2010.
Articles and Essays
  • "God, Judges, Snakes, and Sinners: A Commentary on the Old Greek Text of Psalm 57 (58)(SBL, forthcoming).
  • “Psalms, Section 10.3.1: Septuagint.” Textual History of the Bible. Vol. 1. Ed. Armin Lange and Emanuel Tov. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.
  • “The Structure of Jeremiah: Confessional Integrity and Quality Control.” In Correctly Handling the Word of Truth. Eds. G.H. Visscher and M. te Velde. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014.
  • “What Is the Septuagint (and why does it matter)?” Bible Odyssey Website [launched June 2014]. Online: http://www.bibleodyssey.com/passages/related-articles/what-is-the-septuagint.aspx#contrib_smith-jannes
  • “Be My Witnesses…in Samaria!” Clarion 63.18 (September 12, 2014): 458-61.
  • “Walton’s World.” Review of John H. Walton, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2011). Clarion, Year-End 2013 (December 13, 2013): 628-31.
  • “Visual Worship.” Una Sancta 61.2 (19 October 2013): 36-38.
  • “Did God speak all these words?” Clarion 62.18 (September 6, 2013): 423-25.
  • “Marriage vs. Mawwiage: What the Bible has to say.” Reformed Perspective 32.9/10 (September 2013): 20-24.
  • “Don’t toot your own horn—God doesn’t!” Clarion 62.13 (June 28, 2013): 314-16.
  • “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.
  • "Faith and Shame." Clarion 61.15 (July 20, 2012): 388-89.
  • "Cosmic Praise." Clarion 61.13 (June 22, 2012): 330-31.
  • “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.
  • Review of Peter Holtvlüwer, Foundations: Sermons on Genesis 1-3, in Reformed Academic (9 June 2011): http://reformedacademic.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-review-holtvluwers-foundations.html
  • “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.