Dr Jacobs currently teaches Biblical and Targumic Aramaic, and Between The Testaments: An Introduction to Second Temple Jewish Literature at the college, where her classes have focussed on the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. On gaining her doctorate, she taught several Hebrew Bible modules in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at King’s College, London, where she is now employed on the Leverhulme Trust International Project: Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archival Sources. From 2010-2016 she served as Book Review editor for Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, and is also on the main SBL biblical law committee.
As a researcher in biblical and ancient Near Eastern law, her doctoral thesis appeared as The Body as Property: Physical Disfigurement in Biblical Law (Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Series 582; London and New York: T & T Clarke/Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, repr. 2015), and recent publications include a new study of “ ‘The Disposable Wife’ as Property in the Hebrew Bible,” in Gender, Methodology, and the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the Second Workshop Held in Barcelona, February 1-3 2017 (eds. S. Budin, M. Cifarelli, A. Garcia-Ventura and A. Millet-Albà; Barcelona: Barcino Monographica Orientalia, in print). A further bibliography is available at https://kcl.academia.edu/SandraJacobs
Forthcoming “Law and the Profile of Justice,” in The Biblical World: Second Revised Edition (ed. K.J. Dell and A.D. Lee; London and New York: Routledge), ancipated Oct 2019.
(2019) “The Unblemished Male? Castration and The Cut of Circumcision,” in Hebrew Masculinities Anew (Hebrew Bible Monographs 79; ed. O.Creangă; Sheffield: Phoenix Press), 107-124.
(2018) “ ‘The Disposable Wife’ as Property in the Hebrew Bible,” in Gender and Methodology in the Ancient Near East: Approaches from Assyriology and Beyond (Barcino Monographica Orientalia 10; eds. S. Budin, M. Cifarelli, A. Garcia-Ventura and A. Millet-Albà; Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona), 337-355.
(2017) “Circumcision,” in The Dictionary of the Bible in the Ancient Media (ed. E. Stern, R. Person, C. Keith and T. Thatcher; T & T Clark/ Bloomsbury). http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-dictionary-of-the-bible-and-ancient-media-9780567222497/
(2016) “Babatha,” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (ed. E. Orlin, M. Satlow, M. Pregill, J. Knust, and L. Fried; Routledge), 122.
(2014) “The Body Inscribed: A Priestly Initiative?” in The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts (ed. J.E. Taylor; Library of Second Temple Studies; London and New York: Bloomsbury Press), 1-16.
(2014, paperback repr. 2015) The Body as Property: Physical Disfigurement in Biblical Law (Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Series 582; London and New York: T & T Clarke/Bloomsbury Academic Publishing).
(2013) “Natural Law, Poetic Justice and the Talionic Formulation,” Political Theology, Volume 14, Issue 5, 691-699.
(2012) “נפש תחת נפש A Life for A Life and Napšate Umalla,” in The Ancient Near East in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History. Proceedings of the International Conference held at Haifa University, 02-05 May 2010 (AOAT 392; ed. G. Galil, et al.; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag), 241-253.
(2012) “Terms of Endearment? The אשת יפת-תאר (Desirable Female Captive) and her Illicit Acquisition,” in Texts@Contexts: Exodus and Deuteronomy (ed. G. Yee and A. Brenner; Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 237-257.
(2011) “Expendable Signs: The Sign of the Rainbow and the Covenant of Circumcision at Qumran,” in The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages and Cultures, Volume Two (VTSup 140/11; ed. A. Lange, E. Tov and M. Weigold; Leiden: Brill), 563-575.
(2010) “Instrumental Talion in Deuteronomic Law,” Zeitschrift für altorientalische und biblische Rechtsgeschichte, 16, 263-278.
(2010) “Divine Virility in Priestly Representation: Its Memory and Consummation in Rabbinic Midrash,” in Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond (The Bible in the Modern World Series, 33; ed. O. Creangă; Sheffield: Phoenix Press), 148-173.