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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2169-0685
  • Frequency: Annually



Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, open access format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.

Editorial Details

Stephen J. Andrews, executive editor (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Russell L. Meek, editor (Ohio Theological Institute)
Andrew King, book reviews editor (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Ron Haydon, assistant editor (Wheaton College)

T. Desmond Alexander (Union Theological College, Queens University, Ireland)
George Athas (Moore Theological College, Australia)
Ellis R. Brotzman (Emeritus, Tyndale Theological Seminary, The Netherlands)
Helene Dallaire (Denver Seminary, USA)
Kyle Greenwood (Denver Seminary, USA)
John F. Evans (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Kenya)
John F. Hobbins (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, USA)
Kenneth A. Mathews (Beeson Divinty School, Samford University, USA)
William R. Osborne (College of the Ozarks, USA)
Sung Jin Park (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA)
Max Rogland (Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, USA)
Daniel C. Timmer (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, USA)
Matthew Y. Emerson (Oklahoma Baptist University, USA)
Christopher J. Fresch (Bible College of South Australia, Australia)
Colin Toffelmire (Ambrose University, Canada)
Ryan Hanley (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA)
Michele E. Knight (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA)

Submission Info

The editorial staff of Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. All submissions must conform to style set forth in the SBL Handbook of Style for Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999).
Submissions will be accepted in English and French
All Hebrew and Greek fonts should be SBL unicode fonts which can be freely downloaded here. Hebrew and Greek words should include an English translation after the words in quotation marks in parentheses. Hebrew words should be written with consonants only.
Authors are to use footnotes for all citations except biblical references and other primary resources, and bibliographies should not be included.
Submission are to include an abstract of 100-200 words, along with 4-5 key words.
Submissions of 4,000-7,000 words (not including footnotes) will be given priority.
Authors should email their double-spaced manuscripts in both a .pdf and Word .doc format to Russell Meek at [email protected]. The manuscript should not include the author’s name anywhere on the manuscript.
Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.

Book Review Submissions:
If you are interested in reviewing a book for JESOT, email Book Reviews Editor Andrew King at [email protected].


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