Among his numerous published works are: Darius the Mede and the four world empires in the Book of Daniel ( 1935 ), The Relevance of the Bible ( 1942 ), The Relevance of Apocalyptic ( 1944 ), The Growth of the Old Testament ( 1950 ), The Biblical Doctrine of Election ( 1950 ), From Joseph to Joshua ( 1950 ). He also published three collections of articles, The Servant of the Lord ( 1952 ), Men of God ( 1963 ) and From Moses to Qumran ( 1963 ), and he was editor of a number of books and of The Jnl. of Semitic Studies ( 1956-60 ). His work is characterised by extensive footnotes, which provide endless sources for researchers.
In his day he was one of the most well-known Old Testament scholars throughout the world, as may be gathered from the honours bestowed upon him: honorary doctorates of the universities of Durham , Wales , Oxford , Manchester , Edinburgh , Uppsala , Zürich , Marburg , McMaster and Strasbourg ; being made an honorary member of learned societies in several countries ; a Fellow of the British Academy and awarded its Burkitt medal for Biblical studies . It was he, more than anyone, who succeeded in bringing Old Testament scholars into contact with each other after World War II ; he was secretary of the Society for Old Testament Study ( 1946-60 ), and its president ( 1950).
In 1918 he m. Gladys B. Shaw and they had a son and three daughters. He went to live in Stroud after retiring and d. there 4 Oct. 1969 .
Rev. Gwilym Henry Jones, M.A., Ph.D., D.D., Bangor / Menai Bridge
Published date: 2001