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Journal of the Bible and its Reception

Edited by: Jorunn Oekland, Katherine Marsengill,  and Christopher Ocker
Managing Editors: Fiona C. Black and David Kraemer
In cooperation with Jennifer R. Strawbridge
Your benefits
  • Interdisciplinary studies on the Bible reception
  • Innovative methodology
  • Wide variety of academic fields and cultural settings
  • Various contexts and perspectives on the Bible and its reception
  • Open access publication

The Journal of the Bible and Its Reception (JBR) promotes the study of the reception history of the Bible in terms of both methodology and content. Published twice annually, JBR aims to shed light on the broader horizon of the impact of the Bible in a wide variety of academic fields and cultural settings. Articles focus on the field of Reception History, delivering new research results as well as up-to-date academic discourse. The journal also intentionally cultivates interdisciplinarity, covering a wide range of topics including reception of the Bible in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions; in patristic, medieval, modern, contemporary, and postcolonial contexts; in film, music, literature, and visual arts; and in relation to politics, gender and sexuality, and a variety of other social and cultural issues.

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Further information on The Bible and Its Reception.

  • Religious studies
  • History of reception
  • Old and New Testament
  • Bible reception
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

Article formats
Original research articles, book reviews

Information on submission process

Journal Metrics

European Reference Index for the Humanities

Abstracting & Indexing

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Please submit to JBR via ScholarOne Manuscripts

As per De Gruyter policy, no author list changes are permitted after acceptance of an article. The De Gruyter production team is instructed to enforce this policy during the production/proofing process.

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Submission process
  • If you would like to submit an article to the journal for consideration, please adhere to the guidelines in the JBR style sheet
  • If you would like to submit a book review to the journal for consideration, please adhere to the guidelines in the JBR Book Review Guidelines
  • Submission of your paper via ScholarOne Manuscripts
  • Peer review process
  • Decision on your paper
  • Publishing
  • You will be guided through the whole process of submission
  • In case of any problems editorial assistance will be provided

Please note
  • Before submitting your manuscript, please get familiar with Publication ethics and malpractice statement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Managing Editors
David Kraemer; Jewish Theological Seminary
Fiona C. Black; Mount Allison University

Nathan MacDonald; University of Cambridge
Katherine Marsengill; Princeton University
Christopher Ocker; San Francisco Theological Seminary
Jorunn Økland; University of Oslo

Book Review Editor
Jennifer Strawbridge
; University of Oxford

Advisory Board
Roland Boer; University of Newcastle & Renmin University of China
Chin Ken Pa; Fu Jen Catholic University
Francis X. Clooney; Harvard University
David Gunn; Texas Christian University
James E. Harding; University of Otago
Amy-Jill Levine; Vanderbilt University
Jeremy Punt; Stellenbosch University
Ben Quash; King’s College London
Elsa Tamez (Emeritus); Latin American Biblical University
David Thomas; University of Birmingham

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