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Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft

Edited by: Jürgen van Oorschot and Jan Christian Gertz
In cooperation with Sebastian Grätz and Uwe Becker

Editorial Board
Carly Crouch, Beate Ego, Thomas Chr.
Römer, Martin Rösel, Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, Michael Segal, Andrew Teeter

Advisory Board
Graham Davies, Jean-Georges Heintz, Jörg Jeremias, Matthias Köckert, Albert de Pury, Magne Sæbø, Hans-Christoph Schmitt, John Van Seters, Gunther Wanke, Ernst-Joachim Waschke

The Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, which is published in four issues of 160 pages each plus supplements, has been the leading international and interconfessional periodical in the field of research in the Old Testament und Early Judaism for over one hundred years. Open to various ways of posing the questions of scholarship, the journal features high quality contributions in English, German, and French. Through its review of periodicals and books, it provides fast and reliable information concerning new publications in the field.

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Back Issues

Details on availability and prices of recent back volumes and issues will be provided on request from customerservice@degruyter.com. All volumes of the majority of our journals* with the noted exception of the current volume are being offered by

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Tel.: (+49) 80 64 – 221
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(* For periodicals not included in this agreement, please refer to the distribution address provided by the link "Back Issues" on the homepage of the periodical.)

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If you would like to submit an article to the journal for consideration, please adhere to the guidelines.

Please note that with submission of your article you accept the Copyright Transfer Agreement.

Manuscripts and requests should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kochstr. 6
D - 91054 Erlangen


Prof. Dr. Jan Christian Gertz
Universität Heidelberg
Wissensch.-Theolog. Seminar
Kisselgasse 1
D - 69117 Heidelberg

For the journal review please refer to:

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Grätz
Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Fachbereich 01 – Evangelisch Theologische Fakultät
D - 55099 Mainz

For the book review please refer to:

Prof. Dr. Uwe Becker
Dekan, Lehrstuhl für Altes Testament
Theologische Fakultät
Fürstengraben 6
D - 07743 Jena


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