Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament is a peer-reviewed
Peer review
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 academic journal
Academic journal
An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research...

 that publishes papers five times a year in the field of Biblical Studies
Biblical studies
Biblical studies is the academic study of the Judeo-Christian Bible and related texts. For Christianity, the Bible traditionally comprises the New Testament and Old Testament, which together are sometimes called the "Scriptures." Judaism recognizes as scripture only the Hebrew Bible, also known as...

. The journal's editors are John Jarick ( University of Oxford) and Keith Whitelam (University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a research university based in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It is one of the original 'red brick' universities and is a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities...

). It has been in publication since 1976 and is currently published by SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications
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The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament publishes original scholarship on the Old Testament across a range of critical methodologies. The journal contains different approaches to the interpretation of the Old Testament literature. The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament provides a forum for the discussion and dissemination of research and findings.

Abstracting and indexing

The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:
  • Academics Premier
    Academic Search
    Academic Search is a monthly indexing service. It was first published in 1997 by EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Its academic focus was international universities, covering social science, education, psychology, and other subjects. Publishing formats covered were academic journals,...

  • ATLA Religion Database
    ATLA Religion Database
    The ATLA Religion Database or ATLA RDB, is an index of academic articles in the area of religion. It is updated quarterly by the American Theological Library Association . The database indexes journal articles, essays and book reviews related to a wide range of scholarly fields related to religion...

  • Index theologicus
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
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