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Journal of Theological Interpretation
ISSN 1936-0843

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“The Journal of Theological Interpretation is a most welcome addition to a development that is as much Renaissance as Reformation: a recovery of ways of reading the Bible that, while not dismissing historical and literary concerns, go on to engage the word of God and thus to tear down the iron curtain that has for too long separated biblical studies and systematic theology. First a commentary series, then a Dictionary, and now a Journal. A three-stranded cord is not easily broken: the contemporary move towards the theological interpretation of the Bible is alive and well.”

Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Research Professor of Systematic Theology
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



“. . . a new journal requires exceptional justification. But this is precisely the case for The Journal of Theological Interpretation. It is multi-disciplinary (like Biblical Interpretation), but it distinctively focuses on theological interpretation: theological exegesis, theological method, reception-history, hermeneutics, and interactions between the Bible and theology. This meets a justified and increasing need for creative work in these areas, which are experiencing welcome rebirth.”

Anthony C. Thiselton
Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology, University of Nottingham, England
Research Professor in the University of Chester
Canon Theologian of Leicester Cathedral and Southwell Minster


What is the Journal of Theological Interpretation?

Critical biblical scholarship as developed and defined since the mid-eighteenth century has played a significant and welcome role in pressing us to take biblical texts seriously on their own terms and diverse contexts. With the postmodern turn, additional questions have surfaced—including the theological and ecclesial location of biblical interpretation, the significance of canon and creed for biblical hermeneutics, the historical reception of biblical texts, and other more pointedly theological interests. How might we engage interpretively with the Christian Scriptures so as to hear and attend to God's voice? The Journal of Theological Interpretation aims to serve these agendas.

The Journal of Theological Interpretation is available in electronic form to ATLA member libraries in the ATLAS collection of journal resources.

On Logos, one can order Volumes 16 (2007–2012) and Volumes 79.1 (20132015).


We invite contributions in areas such as:

  • theological exegesis of selected biblical texts
  • concerns of theological method and the role of Scripture in theology and ethics
  • the history of reception or history of interpretation of biblical texts
  • major review essays interacting with key books, contemporary or classical
  • hermeneutical challenges in theological exegesis

Guidelines for Submission

  • Submissions are accepted in English.
  • Submissions should be made by e-mail attachment, with the article in one of the following formats: *.doc, *.wpd, or *.rtf.
  • Submissions should be double-spaced, and include:
    • a cover page, with the title of the essay and author’s name;
    • an abstract of no more than 250 words; and
    • a list of no more than ten key words.
  • Use footnotes; all notes, like the text, should be double-spaced. Bibliographies and reference lists are not allowed.
  • The essay should not include the name of the author, nor any self-reference to the author, whether in the body of the essay or in its end- or footnotes. (For example, statements such as “See my essay...,” or “As I have argued in...,” should appear nowhere in the essay.)
  • Essays of 7500 words or less, inclusive of notes, are given priority. No essay should exceed 10,000 words, including notes.
  • On other issues of style, consult The SBL Handbook of Style for Biblical Studies and Related Disciplines, 2nd ed. (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014).
  • Submissions should be sent to the editor, Dr. Joel B. Green: jbgreen (at)


The Journal of Theological Interpretation is a printed journal, published two times per year (spring, fall) beginning in 2007 (160 pages per issue). Subscription prices are:

  • Individual: $30.00
  • Individual (outside U.S.A.): $40.00
  • Institution: $40.00
  • Institution (outside U.S.A.): $50.00

Please follow this link to subscribe.

Ordering Back Issues

You may now purchase individual back issues through our webstore or the entire set is available for a special reduced price. Regular shipping rates apply for domestic orders; international orders will be charged actual freight.

Editorial Board

Joel B. Green
Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Hans Boersma
Regent College, Canada

Brian E. Daley, SJ
University of Notre Dame, USA

Jennie Grillo
Duke University Divinity School, USA

Myk Habets
Carey Baptist College and Graduate School, New Zealand

Trevor Hart
St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Mary E. Healy
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, USA

Wesley Hill
Trinity School for Ministry, USA

Michael C. Legaspi
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Bo H. Lim
Seattle Pacific University, USA

Grant Macaskill
King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Ben C. Ollenburger
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, USA

Angus Paddison
University of Winchester, England

Murray Rae
University of Otago, New Zealand

Dan R. Stiver
Hardin-Simmons University, USA

J. Ross Wagner
Duke University Divinity School, USA