Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception (Journal)


Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception is an online, open-access journal “dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of innovative research in reception history, broadly conceived, within and across religious traditions”.

Many of the articles relate to the reception of the Bible and other Jewish and Christian texts, in the arts (including literature, film, and painting), culture, history, philosophy, politics, etc.

The journal also boasts an extensive collection of reviews in biblical studies and reception.

The journal is edited by Sean Durbin, Deane Galbraith, James Harding, Eric Repphun, and Will Sweetman.


Journal of Theological Studies (old series)

From Journal of Theological Studies old series, volumes 1 – 10 (1899-1909), are available here. Additionally:

Journal of Theological Studies is now published by Oxford University Press. The original series ran from 1899-1949 and the new series began in 1950, continuing to the present day. The printed index of Vols. 1-30 (1899-1929) can be downloaded here.

Disability Studies Quarterly and Biblical Studies

Disability Studies Quarterly is an open access journal which has a number of biblical studies articles. These include:

Jennifer L. Koosed and Darla Schumm, ‘Out of the Darkness: Examining the Rhetoric of Blindness in the Gospel of John’ (Volume 25, No. 1, 2005)

Darla Schumm and Jennifer L. Koosed, ‘From Superman to Super Jesus: Constructions of Masculinity and Disability on the Silver Screen’ (Volume 29, No. 2, 2009)

Pauline A. Otieno, ‘Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Disability: Implications on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Kenya’ (Volume 29, No. 4, 2009)

Emily Askew, ‘(Re)Creating a World in Seven Days: Place, Disability and Salvation in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ (Volume 31, No. 2, 2011)

Jewish Bible Quarterly (JBQ)


The Jewish Bible Quarterly (JBQ) is available free and online, published by the Jewish Bible Association.

The JBQ provides timely, authoritative studies on biblical themes and is an essential source of information for anyone studying the Bible. The JBQ publishes original articles, translations from scholarly Hebrew journals, book and computer reviews, a triennial calendar of Bible reading, and correspondence.

The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS)


The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Israel’s History and cognate fields of studies.

In addition to the peer-reviewed articles, JHS publishes a wide range of book reviews on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East.

The Editorial Board comprises Christophe Nihan (General Editor), Mark J. Boda, and Konrad Schmid.

TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism


TC is an online publication of the SBL and … publishes full-length scholarly articles, shorter notes, project reports, and reviews of works in the field of biblical textual criticism. Articles on any aspect of the textual criticism of the Jewish and Christian scriptures (including extracanonical and related literature) are welcome, and contributions that transcend the traditional boundary between Hebrew Bible and New Testament textual criticism are especially encouraged. We also invite articles discussing the relationship between textual criticism and other disciplines.

The General Editor of TC is Jans Krans.

The Bible and Critical Theory (Journal)


The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal for biblical studies, published by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published as they are ready.

By the term “Critical theory” is meant “feminism, post-structuralism, queer theory, postcolonial criticism, Marxist and post-Marxist thought, narrative criticism, reader response approaches, psychoanalysis and so on” – Roland Boer and Julie Kelso, “What is The Bible and Critical Theory?” The Bible and Critical Theory 3 no. 3 (2007).

The Bible and Critical Theory also boasts an extensive collection of book reviews on the intersection of the Bible and Critical Theory.

The journal is edited by Roland Boer (Renmin University of China, and University of Newcastle, Australia) and Julie Kelso (Bond University, Australia).

Associated with the journal are two annual conferences, The Bible and Critical Theory Seminar (Australia and New Zealand) and The Bible, Critical Theory, and Reception Conference (United Kingdom).

Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology and Religion

Biblical studies and related areas have a strong presence in the broader scope of Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology and Religion. Its About page explains:

The Marginalia Review of Books is an international, open access review of literature along the nexus of history, theology, and religion. MRB examines, critiques, and illuminates the traditions, institutions, discourses, and practices of religions and their believers. We aim to connect the academic and public worlds by providing an intellectually rich and broadly accessible conversation that does not merely summarize previous work but contributes new ideas.

Marginalia also includes occasional essays, editorials, interviews, forums, and obituaries.

The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief is Timothy Michael Law.