Online Reference Entry Breasts and Womb
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online has been selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2020. CHOICE is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. EBR Online is one of only 11 digital resources chosen. It has been recognized with this award due to the excellence of its scholarship and presentation and for its great significance to its field of research. In 2010 the print edition of the encyclopedia was the winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award.
Aims and Scope
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception.
Since the publication of its first two volumes in 2009, EBR has continued to break new ground and is an indispensable reference work not only for theology and religious studies, but also for the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. As its foundation, the encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It then documents the history of biblical interpretation and reception, not only in Christianity and Judaism, but also in Islam and other non-Western religious traditions and movements.
Moving beyond the religious realm, it further innovates by recording how biblical texts have been read, interpreted, and integrated into thought, science, and culture throughout the centuries, summarizing the most recent scholarly research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classics and archaeology as well as a wide range of cultural and humanistic fields, such as literature, visual arts, music, film, and dance. Its interdisciplinary approach thus transcends a purely theological or religious perspective.
With 38 editors and nearly 4,000 authors working in over 55 countries, EBR is truly an international enterprise. The distinguished editorial board is headed by Constance M. Furey, Joel LeMon, Brian Matz, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric J. Ziolkowski.
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online uses a powerful search engine that makes it easy to search for content.
- Essential resource for scholars in Biblical, Cultural, and Religious Studies and related fields
- Regular updates of over 1,500 articles per year
- Access to ahead-of-print articles, i.e., not yet available in the print version
Information for Authors and Editors
You find the EBR guidelines below, see Supplementary Materials.
EBR Forthcoming Volumes
- Vol. 19 Midrash and Aggadah – Mourning, July 2021
- Vol. 20 Mouse, Mice – Nefesh*, December 2021
- Vol. 21 Negative Theology* – Pacifism*, June 2022
* Contents of these volumes are only approximates.
Link to the submission platform: EBR Editorial Platform (We kindly request that you use Chrome to ensure that the platform runs smoothly.)
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