Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament  
Discipline Biblical studies
Language English
Edited by John Jarick, Yvonne Sherwood
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 5/year
Standard abbreviations
J. Study Old Testam.
ISSN 0309-0892
LCCN 80641375
OCLC no. 216746574

The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of biblical studies. The editors-in-chief are David Shepherd (Trinity College Dublin) and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (University of Aberdeen). It was established in 1976 and is published by Sage Publications.

The journal is associated with the Sheffield school approach, which engages in literary readings of the final form of the biblical text.[1][2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:


  1. Tremper Longman, Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, p. 112.
  2. Michael E. Travers, "Formalism," in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, p. 231.
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