JoAnna Hoyt, PhD

JoAnna Hoyt

Contact Info

Office: Mahler 102B

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Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught in GIAL

Hebrew 1
Hebrew 2
Hebrew Textual Analysis
Hebrew Discourse Features

Research Interests/Specializations

Hebrew Linguistics with a focus in Discourse Analysis; Hebrew Exegesis

Teaching and Academic Experience

GIAL (Dallas Int’l) – Fall 2013 to present
Dallas Theological Seminary, Visiting Professor – Spring 2015 to present
LeTourneau University, Adjunct Professor – 2013-2016

Assistant Editor for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series – Spring 2015 to present


Doctorate of Philosophy; Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX); 2012
Major: Biblical Studies focus of Old Testament
Dissertation: Grammatical Features of Direct Speech in Kings: Time Frame, Modality, and Discourse

Master of Theology; Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX); 2007
Major: Old Testament Studies
Thesis: The Paragogic Nun: A Study in the Book of Psalms

Bachelor of Arts; Howard Payne U. (Brownwood, TX); 2000
Major: Practical Theology
Minor: Biblical Languages

Languages Studied

Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Edomite, Moabite


“Reassessing Repentance in Judges.” Bibliotheca Sacra. April-June 2012, 143-158.

Amos, Jonah, & Micah: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, 2018, Lexham Press (Logos Bible Software).  [e-version available from; print date TBA]

Forthcoming Publications

Worship in the Feasts and Celebrations: The Calendar for Worship in Ancient Israel” in The Biblical Foundations of Worship edited by Benjamin Forrest; Kregel: Grand Rapids, MI.

1 & 2 Kings: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament, forthcoming, Zondervan Publishers.


Amos 4:3b: Casting Aside Pomegranates, National Evangelical Theological Society, upcoming November 2017 (Providence, RI)

Answering Jonah’s Question: A Reexamination of Jonah 4:11, National Evangelical Theological Society, November 2016 (San Antonio, TX)

Pondering Micah’s Structure: A Syntactical Discourse Approach to Micah’s Problems, Nation Society of Biblical Literature and the National Evangelical Theological Society, November 2015 (Atlanta, GA)

Time Frame in the Direct Speech of Kings, National Evangelical Theological Society and the National Society of Biblical Literature, November 2012 (Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL)

Discourse Types and a Semantic Verbal Theory Combined, National Evangelical Theological Society, November 2012 (Milwaukee, WI)

Justification at Ugarit, National Evangelical Theological Society, November 2010 (Atlanta, GA)

Repentance in the Theology of Judges, National Evangelical Theological Society, November 2009 (New Orleans, LA)