The journal is the first open-access and forum-peer-reviewed journal that covers the entire field of biblical studies and cognate fields in its diversity, and it is committed to the principles of the EABS in terms of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and academic rigor. This journal innovates the way humanities scholarship is published, by utilizing an open peer-review system  known as "forum review." In this system all reviewers' comments are visible to all other reviewers. This system enables AABNER to maintain rigor while encouraging innovative approaches and keeping review time to a minimum. 

The aim of the journal is to provide a high-quality and innovative venue for the open access dissemination of biblical and cognate scholarship from Europe and around the world. The journal will encompass all fields touching on and relevant for the study of both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, early Jewish and Christian studies, from ancient times to reception in the present, as represented by the remit of the EABS. Thus, studies involving the Near East and Mediterranean worlds in their own right also fall within this scope.

The broad scope of the journal will enable it to function as the premier disciplinary journal, much like the functions of Nature, History, and Communication in their respective fields. Moreover, the journal will seek to avoid methodological stagnation and disciplinary isolation through its deliberate commitment to plurality within its scope.

AABNER launch


AABNER will officially, publicly launch on 30 June 2021, via zoom and Facebook. Details forthcoming. 

First issue


AABNER's first issue will be a topical issue on ancient conceptions of divinity, edited by Izaak J. de Hulster. 

Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Conceptualizing the Divine in the Levant and Mesopotamia

Published: 2021-07-01

Inaugural AABNER editorial

Izaak Jozias de Hulster, Valérie Nicolet, Ronit Nikolsky, Jason M. Silverman


AABNER Forum Peer Review System

Izaak Jozias de Hulster, Valérie Nicolet, Ronit Nikolsky, Jason M. Silverman


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