Karen H. Jobes, Ph.D.
Professor • Writer • Bible Translator

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Awarded the Society of Biblical Literature 2018 Outstanding Mentor Award:

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Discovering the Septuagint

Nov 17, 2016, San Antonio, TX

“It Is Written": The Septuagint and Evangelical Doctrine of Scripture
 Evangelical Theological Society

2015 Christian Book Award!
Best in Bible Reference category for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1, 2, 3 John!

The Book of Esther: 
As History, 
As Literature, 
As Theology
Evangel Baptist Church Adult CE
Wheaton, IL
Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 2015
SCJ Conference
April 10–11, 2015
East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

"Quoting God: The Greek Old Testament and New Testament Exegesis" 
"O Taste and See: LXX Psalm 33 and 1 Peter"

Wheaton College's Chapel 
"Living Worthily"
Fri, March 6, 2015

Kishwaukee Community EPC
Stillman Valley, IL
"The Baptized Life"
Sun, Jan 11, 2015,  9:00 am 

Note:  Open up the link  for Media Resources and click on the "Launch Media Player" for a list of sermons. There is some dead time between 1:30 and 2:10 mins in the recording.

Evangelical Theological Society
November 21, 2014

"Putting Words in His Mouth: The Son Speaks in Hebrews"

The opening of the book of Hebrews states that God’s final and fullest revelation has been spoken in Jesus Christ (Heb 1:2).  And yet, there is not one parable, beatitude, or quotation from the earthly teachings of Jesus anywhere in the book.  Instead, when Christ speaks in Hebrews, words from LXX Psalms and LXX Isaiah 8 are put in his mouth.  This paper examines the use of the Greek Jewish Scriptures in those passages, considers how the author of Hebrews may have amplified or paraphrased the quotations, and reflects on how they contribute to atonement theology in Hebrews.

Passages Lecture Series
Sept 30, 2014

I presented "The Septuagint and Its Role in Early Christianity" in the series History and the Bible: Evidence That Informs Our Understanding of Its Background, Transmission, Survival and Influence, hosted by the Passages exhibit in Springfield, Mo. Passages Lecture Series >>