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Jesse Long, Ph.D.

Jesse C. Long, Jr. Endowed Chair of Biblical Text; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology

  • Ph.D., Drew University (Old Testament)
  • M.A., Drew University (Syro-Palestinian Archaeology)
  • M.Phil., Drew University (Old Testament)
  • M.Ed., Georgia State University (Educational Administration)
  • M.A., Alabama Christian School of Religion (Biblical Studies)
  • B.A., Lipscomb University (History)


Jesse C. Long, Jr., holds degrees from David Lipscomb University (B.A.), Alabama Christian School of Religion (M.A.), Georgia State University (M.Ed.), and Drew University (M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D.). Jesse enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Old Testament and biblical archaeology at LCU and in area churches. His research interests are in Hebrew narrative and archaeology. Jesse authored the College Press NIV Commentary on 1 & 2 Kings.

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  • "The Publication of the Area C Gateway and Cemeteries at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan." Paper delivered at the regional meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Dallas, TX, March 2009.
  • "The Amalekite's Truthful Tale? A Literary Reading of the Death-of-Saul Narrative." Paper delivered at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 2009.
  • With Michael Martin and Wes Crawford. "Narrative Criticism and Narrative Preaching in Conversation: Moving from Text Story to Sermon Story with Sample Sermons, Introduction to the Conversation." Paper presented at the Christian Scholars' Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2009.
  • "Reading and Preaching the story of Naaman (2 Kings 5)." Paper presented at the Christian Scholars' Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2009.


  • "The Archaeology of Israel." In The Transforming Word: One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Ed. by Mark Hamilton. Pp. 55-64. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2009.
  • With Suzanne Richard. "Khirbet Iskander, Jordan and Early Bronze IV Studies: A View from the Tell." In The Levant in Transition: Proceedings of a Conference held at the British Museum on 20-21 April 2004. Ed. by Peter J. Parr. The Palestine Exploration Fund Annual IX. Jonathan N. Tubb, series ed. United Kingdom: Maney, 2009.
  • Review of Michael P. Knowles, ed. The Folly of Preaching: Methods and Models. Restoration Quarterly 51:2 (2009): 120-21.
  • Review of Peter Leithart. 1