Jay Smith

Jay E. Smith

“Dr. Jay” is a pioneer: he was the first to introduce the shaved head to the DTS faculty. He is an amiable, low-voltage Calvinist with a decided Reformed streak, and he likes rhubarb pie, oatmeal, and obscurity. His goal as a teacher is to defeat distraction and natural impulses and to re-train the heart and mind. And he believes nothing matters more than the glory of Christ and hopes and prays that He will be his highest allegiance and deepest devotion.

Jay E. Smith’s Publication Articles

  • “The New Perspective on Paul: A Select and Annotated Bibliography.” Criswell Theological Review (3). 2005. 91-111.
  • “Another Look at 4Q416 2 ii.21, a Critical Parallel to First Thessalonians 4:4.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly (63:3). 2001. 499-504.
  • “1 Thessalonians 4:4: Breaking the Impasse.” Bulletin for Biblical Research (11:1). 2001. 65-105.
  • “Thomas Paine and The Age of Reason’s Attack on the Bible.” The Historian (58). 1996. 745-61.
  • “Can Fallen Leaders Be Restored to Leadership.” Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 455-480.
  • “The Theology of Charles Finney : A System of Self-reformation.” Trinity Journal (13:1). 1992. 61-93.

Jay E. Smith’s Contributions

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Mirror-Reading Occasional Letters

Reading the New Testament, especially the Pauline letters, is like listening to one end of a…
November 8, 2019
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the New Testament

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay…
February 28, 2017
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Old Testament

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay…
February 21, 2017

Stirring Hearts, Banishing Superficiality

Dr. Jay Smith, DTS Professor of New Testament Studies, shares Pulitzer Prize winning photos that inspire…
February 17, 2017
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

The New Testament View of Same-Sex Sexuality

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith…
October 8, 2013
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Queen James Passages in the Old Testament

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Robert Chisholm, Dr. Joe Fantin, and Dr. Jay Smith…
October 1, 2013

Plan to Finish Well

Dr. Jay Smith, Professor of New Testament Studies, DTS, encourages us to plan to finish well…
October 11, 2011
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