Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts

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J. J. M. Roberts
Born May 28, 1939
Education Harvard University
Occupation Biblical commentator, professor

Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts also known as J. J. M. Roberts is the William Henry Green Professor of Old Testament Literature (Emeritus) at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.[1] Roberts is a member of the Churches of Christ and was educated at Harvard University.[2]

His teaching and research interests laid in comparative studies involving Mesopotamian and Israelite religion, Old Testament prophecy, Semitic languages, and Hebrew lexicography. Recent publications include Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (OTL) and a forthcoming collection of essays. Roberts is currently working on a commentary on Isaiah 1-39. He served on the editorial boards of JBL, CBQ, BASOR, and Restoration Quarterly, and was editor of the SBL OT dissertation series and a member of the NRSV translation committee. He was the coeditor of the Princeton Classical Hebrew Lexicon Project.[3]


  1. ^ "Faculty Directory". PTS People. Princeton Theological Seminary. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  2. ^ Rollston, Christopher A. (March 2003). "The Bible and the Ancient Near East". The Clipboard. Emmanuel School of Religion. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ "J.J.M. Roberts". Meet Our Faculty. Princeton Theological Seminary. 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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