Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (HeBAI)
Editors: Gary N. Knoppers † (Notre Dame), Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv), Carol A. Newsom (Atlanta GA), and Konrad Schmid (Zürich)
Editorial Office: Phillip Michael Lasater (Zürich)
Managing Editor: Konrad Schmid
Associate Editors: Erhard Blum (Tübingen), John Day (Oxford), Louis Jonker (Stellenbosch), John Kessler, (Toronto), Jacqueline E. Lapsley (Princeton), Martti Nissinen (Helsinki), Thomas Römer (Paris/Lausanne), Christoph Uehlinger (Zürich), David Vanderhooft (Boston), and Nili Wazana (Jerusalem)
ISSN 2192-2276 (Print Edition)
ISSN 2192-2284 (Online Edition)
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49.00 € Price for individuals
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing primarily on the biblical texts in their ancient historical contexts, but also on the history of Israel in its own right. Each issue has a topical focus.
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing primarily on the biblical texts in their ancient historical contexts, but also on the history of Israel in its own right. Each issue has a topical focus. The primary language is English, but articles may also be published in German and French. A specific goal of the journal is to foster discussion among different academic cultures within a larger international context pertaining to the study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel in the first millennium B. C. E.
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel is listed in: ATLA Religion Database, Baidu Scholar, BiBIL, Ebsco Discovery Service, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Index Religiosus, Old Testament Abstracts, and Web of Science ESCI.
The Importance of the Book of Numbers in Pentateuchal Research
pp. 203-212 (10)
pp. 240-256 (17)
pp. 313-331 (19)
Louis C. Jonker
pp. 332-377 (46)
The editors and publisher of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel announce the publication of a new journal focusing on the Hebrew Bible and its historical contexts, the history of Israel, as well as the methods by which these are studied.
In an era in which a proliferation of meetings and media encourages the dissemination of new information but also makes such information diffuse and difficult to put in context, a need exists for a forum in which the state of research on current issues can be examined and evaluated in order to foster future scholarship in these fields.
Moreover, despite the increasingly international scope of biblical studies, various factors including language, economics, and academic culture continue to reinforce tendencies toward parochialization in the field. Thus a variety of conversations about common topics often coexist side by side without interacting in substantial fashion. Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel seeks to address both of these phenomena by providing a context in which scholars from different academic cultures will be intentionally brought together to examine and further develop the state of important questions of academic interest.
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel is to be a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of approximately 512 pages per year, published in both print and electronic forms. Each issue will have a topical focus and will consist of three to five invited articles, framed by an editorial introduction and an article that reviews recent literature on the topic in question.
Although the primary language of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel will be English, articles may also be published in German and French. As the title Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel suggests, the journal focuses primarily on the biblical texts in their ancient historical contexts, that is to say, to issues pertaining to the study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel in the first millennium BCE. This scope includes matters pertaining to the origins of ancient Israel as well as to issues related to the development and reception of the Hebrew Bible in the Second Temple period.
Methodological issues (e.g., the relation between archaeology and textual evidence, historiography, social-scientific modeling) are also included in the concerns of the journal.
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel will also regularly provide columns on “New Findings” and “New Projects” that will report on new developments in the field of archeology and present new initiatives in the discipline.
Editorial oversight for the journal is provided by four editors (Gary Knoppers, Oded Lipschits, Carol Newsom, and Konrad Schmid), assisted by a team of ten associate editors who represent a breadth of academic cultures and expertise.
Each topical issue will be planned by one of the members of the editorial team or by a guest editor. Suggestions for future issues are invited from the readers of the journal. The first issues will deal with the following topics: Moses, Ezekiel, New Editions of the Bible, Reception History, Genesis 1–11, Hebrew and Aramaic, Innerbiblical Exegesis, Iconography, History of Religion in the Southern Levant, Prophecy in the Early Persian Period, Abraham, Psalms, Origins of Apocalypticism, and Jerusalem.
Gary N. Knoppers
1956–2018; 1979 BA; 1982 M.Div.; 1986 MA; 1988 PhD; 2003–04 President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies; 2009–11 President of the Biblical Colloquium; 2014–18 John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
is Professor of Jewish History in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and the Head of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Carol A. Newsom
is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA.
is Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and Ancient Judaism at the University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Associate Editors (2012–2019)
is Professor of Old Testament at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, U.K.
is Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament at the Faculty of Theology of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
is Professor of Old Testament at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Canada.
Jacqueline E. Lapsley
is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, US.
is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Collège de France, Paris, France and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Christoph Uehlinger is Professor of History of Religions / Comparative Religion at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Boston College, Boston, USA.
is Senior Lecturer at the Departments of Bible and History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Judaism at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel will publish only invited articles. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles are refereed by specialists.
Professor Dr. Konrad Schmid
Theologische Fakultät der Universität Zürich
Redaktion "Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel"
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