Bruce Jones' Biography Bruce William Jones
Born August 28, 1935, Palo Alto, California.
Married, father of three sons. Six grandchildren.

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Education
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, Ph.D. (Old Testament), June 1972. Dissertation: Ideas of History in the Book of Daniel.

University of California, Berkeley (Semitic languages, ancient history and culture; joint program with GTU), 1965-70.

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, M.A. (Counseling), May 1980.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, M.Div. (Old Testament), June 1959.

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A. (History), June 1956.

Teaching Experience

 
1983-2000 Professor of Religious Studies, California State      
          University, Bakersfield, California. 
1973-83   Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of 
          Religious Studies, California State University,        
          Bakersfield, California. 
1970-73   Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of   
          the Holy Names, Oakland, California. 
1969-73   Lecturer in Religious Studies, Mills College, Oakland, 
          California. 
1968-69   Lecturer in Old Testament, Pacific School of Religion, 
          Berkeley, California. 
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Grants and Awards
National Science Foundation grant, 1972-73, to study the use of the computer in teaching.

Directed a project to write and evaluate computer-assisted instruction programs in the humanities, 1975. Grant from the Office of the Chancellor, California State University and Colleges.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellow, 1978, "Biblical History in Its Near Eastern Setting," Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellow, 1987, "The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature," Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Educational Support Services "Outstanding Faculty Award," 1989.

Meritorious Teaching Prize, 1990.

Fulbright-Hays "Seminars Abroad Program" in Indonesia, 1994.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellow, 1995, "Palestinian Archaeology: Imagining the Past," University of Arizona, Tucson.

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Publications

Book:

Co-editor (with William W. Hallo and Gerald L. Mattingly) of The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III. Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies, vol. 8. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990.

Articles (most recent listed first):

"Rambam at the Yimka." English Today 54 (14:2 April 1998): 64.

"Cutting Deals and Striking Bargains." English Today 46 (12:2 April 1996): 35-40.

"From Gilgamesh to Qoheleth." In The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III. Ed. William W. Hallo, Bruce W. Jones and Gerald L. Mattingly ("Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies," vol. 8.) Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990. Pp. 349-79.

"Apostasy and Blasphemy in the Monotheistic Religions" [in Persian, translated by Dr. Reza Azarmsa]. Simorgh October- November 1990: 28-31.

"Religion and Politics: Are They Compatible?" USA Today 117:2518 (July 1988): 44-46.

"The Ambivalent Spouse Syndrome." Journal of Divorce 10(1986-87): 57-67.

"Using the Computer to Teach Methods and Interpretative Skills in the Humanities: Implementing a Project." Resources in Education. ERIC Document ED 210 961. 1982. 1-71.

"Antiochus Epiphanes and the Persecution of the Jews." Scripture in Context: Essays on the Comparative Method. Ed. Carl D. Evans et al. Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series, 34. Pittsburgh: Pickwick Press, 1980: 263-290.

"The So-Called Appendix to the Book of Esther." Semitics, 6(1978): 36-43.

"Two Misconceptions About the Book of Esther." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 39 (1977): 171-181. Reprinted in Studies in the Book of Esther. Ed. Carey A. Moore. The Library of Biblical Studies. New York: Ktav, 1982. 437-447.

"Using the Computer to Teach Methods and Interpretative Skills in the Humanities" (with Jacquelyn Ann Kegley). Proceedings of the Digital Equipment Computer Users Society. Las Vegas: DECUS, 1976. 781-785.

"Computer-Assisted Instruction in Religious Studies." Bulletin of the Council on the Study of Religion. 5:2 (April 1974): 1, 18-19.

"Religious Studies As a Test-Case For Computer-Assisted Instruction in the Humanities." Proceedings of a Fourth Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curricula. Claremont, California: The Claremont Colleges, 1973. 226-231. ERIC Document ED 079 992.

"Teaching Apocalyptic in the Seventies." Bulletin of the American Academy of Religion 6:3 (Fall-Winter 1969): 5- 7.

"More About the Apocalypse As Apocalyptic." Journal of Biblical Literature 87 (1968): 325-327.

"The Prayer in Daniel 9." Vetus Testamentum Quarterly of the International Organization of Old Testament Scholars. 18 (1968): 488-493.

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Book Reviews (in chronological order)
Book Review of The Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes and Structure by Sandra Beth Berg. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 48 (1980): 276.

Book Review of Daniel: An Introduction and Commentary by Joyce G. Baldwin and Daniel and Revelation: A Study of Two Extraordinary Visions by James M. Efird. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 42 (1980): 382-383.

Book Review of Studies in the Book of Esther, ed. Carey A. Moore. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 45 (1983): 726- 728.

Book Review of Daniel by D. S. Russell. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 46 (1984): 327-328.

Book Review of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther by D. J. A. Clines and The Esther Scroll: The Story of the Story by D. J. A. Clines. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 48 (1986): 712- 714.

Book Review of Ezra, Nehemiah by H. G. M. Williamson. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 49 (1987): 660-661.

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