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 studies.

Open Access Policy

The journal 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.


The journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries, and it permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...