Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (HeBAI)
Editors: Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv), Sara Milstein (Vancouver), Konrad Schmid (Zürich), Jakob Wöhrle (Tübingen)
Editorial Office: Phillip Michael Lasater (Zürich)
Managing Editor: Konrad Schmid
Associate Editors: C. L. Crouch (Pasadena), Guy Darshan (Tel Aviv), Peter Dubovsky (Rom), Christian Frevel (Bochum), Shuichi Hasegawa (Tokyo), Corinna Körting (Hamburg), Alice Mandell (Baltimore), Lauren Monroe (Ithaca), Bruce Wells (Austin), Avi Winitzer (Notre Dame)
ISSN 2192-2276 (Print Edition)
ISSN 2192-2284 (Online Edition)
239.00 € Price for institutions
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.
Transforming Memories of Collective Violence. Key Methods and Future Directions
Sonja Ammann, Julia Rhyder
pp. 11-29 (19)
Self-Defense as a casus belli in Ancient Mesopotamian and Hittite Literature and in the Hebrew Bible
pp. 30-44 (15)
Violence and Empire: Hasmonean Perspectives on Imperial Power and Collective Violence in the Book of Esther
pp. 45-62 (18)
pp. 77-96 (20)
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.
Oded Lipschits ist Professor of Jewish History am Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures und Direktor des Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology der Universität Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sara J. Milstein is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Konrad Schmid ist Professor für Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft und Frühjüdische Religionsgeschichte an der Universität Zürich, Schweiz.
Jakob Wöhrle ist Professor für Altes Testament an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
Associate Editors (2020–)
Carly Crouch is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Guy Darshan is a faculty member in the department of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Peter Dubovsky is dean at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and professor of the Old Testament and history.
Christian Frevel is professor for Old Testament at the Ruhr-University Bochum and since 2015 also extraordinary professor at the Department of Old Testament Studies at University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Shuichi Hasegawa is fellow of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (April 2020 - March 2021, Alexander von Humboldt-Professur für die Alte Geschichte des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens).
Corinna Körting is Professor for Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute of Old Testament at the University of Hamburg.
Alice Mandell is Assistant Professor in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Lauren Monroe is Associate Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca.
Bruce Wells is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Avi Winitzer is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
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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