About the Journal

Focus and Scope

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

Open Access

JHS provides immediate open-access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


JHS utilizes the LOCKSS system to create an archiving network among participating libraries, and it permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

JHS articles are included in the ATLA Religion DatabaseRAMBI, and BiBIL. The full contents of the journal are electronically archived by Library and Archives Canada. JHS volumes are published in hard-copy by Gorgias Press as part of their series Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts.


The publication of the journal is made possible through collaboration between the University of Alberta in Canada and the Swiss-French Institute for Biblical Studies in Lausanne, Switzerland. Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have supported the journal, as have many volunteers who have generously given their time and efforts to ensure the journal's regular publication. The editors would like to acknowledge Hélène Grosjean in particular for her dedication and service to the journal.