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Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research (JBPR) is a new international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to narratively and rhetorically minded exegesis of biblical and related texts. Topics include theological and pneumatological interpretation, the role of spiritual experience within authorial, canonical, and contemporary contexts, and the activity of Ruach Yahweh, Ruach Elohim, and various identifications of the Holy Spirit. The journal hopes to stimulate new thematic and narrative-critical exploration and discovery in potentially under-explored areas of research.

Editorial Details

Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

Editor: Paul Elbert, physicist-theologian and New Testament scholar, currently serves on the steering committee for the Formation of Luke-Acts Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is an adjunct professor at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN. ([email protected])

Editorial Board: There are thirty-six biblical scholars in thirteen countries serving the critical editorial process of JBPR: Guillermo Acero (Institution Biblico Pastoral Latinamericano, Universidad Minuto de Dios, Bogota, COLUMBIA); Ayo Adewuya (Pentecostal Theological Seminary, USA);Mark Boda (McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, CANADA); Mervin Breneman (Escuela de Estudios Pastorales, COSTA RICA);Jeffrey Brickle (Urshan Graduate School of Theology, USA); Christopher Carter (Central Bible College, JAPAN); Blaine Charette (Northwest University, USA); Roger Cotton (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, USA); Terry Cross (Lee University, USA); Andrew Davies (University of Birmingham, UK); David Dorman (Near East School of Theology, Beirut, LEBANON); Scott Ellington (Emmanuel College, USA); Janet Meyer Everts (Hope College, USA); A. Kay Fountain (Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, PHILIPPINES); Jacqueline Grey (Alphacrucis College, Sydney, AUSTRALIA); Jon Huntzinger (King’s Seminary, USA); William Kay (Bangor University, UK); Dongsoo Kim (Pyeongtaek University, SOUTH KOREA); William Kurz (Marquette University, USA); Leonard Mare (North-West University, SOUTH AFRICA); Lee Roy Martin (Pentecostal Theological Seminary, USA); Robert Menzies (Director of Synergy, Kumming, CHINA); James C. Miller (Asbury Theological Seminary, USA); Martin Mittelstadt (Evangel University, USA); Finny Philip (Filadelfia Bible College, Udaipur, INDIA); John Poirier (Kingswell Theological Seminary, USA); Emerson Powery (Messiah College, USA); Robin Routledge (Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, UK); James Shelton (Oral Roberts University, USA); Rebecca Skaggs (Patton University, USA); Kevin Spawn (Regent University, USA); Robert Starner (Southwestern Assemblies of God University, USA); Roger Stronstad (Summit Pacific College, CANADA); Robby Waddell (Southeastern University, USA); Keith Warrington (Regents Theological College, UK); and Willie Wessels (University of South Africa, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA).

Submission Info

The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research (JBPR) seeks essays that advance scholarship in the topical areas of concern to the journal. Articles should advance previous discussion and be illustrative of new discoveries and insights that will contribute broadly to our understanding of biblical texts. JBPR welcomes, for example, studies in the areas of personification, characterization, fulfillment of prophecy, narrative-rhetorical backgrounds and applications, spiritual experience, contextual exegesis, intertextuality, point of view, and analysis of hermeneutical presuppositions. These categories are of course not exhaustive, but perhaps may serve to highlight some potential topics of possible interest that JBPR may address. JBPR will also offer critical reviews of books whose content is germane to these topical areas.

Contributors are encouraged to explore new ideas that will stimulate and sustain creative discussion. Submissions should be made electronically to the editor at [email protected].


The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research (JBPR) is published annually in the Fall.
Individuals: $20 (in U.S. funds) – Orders can be placed through wipfandstock.com or by phone from the publisher.
Institutions: $30 in the U.S., and $40 for international shipments (in U.S. funds) – Orders must be placed directly with the publishers.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-344-1528
Fax: 541-344-1506
To receive annual notification for the publication of the journal, please send an email to [email protected].

Abstract & Index

The Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research (JBPR) is indexed and/or abstracted by the following services: Index Theologicus (Universitatsbibliothek Tubingen, www.ixtheo.de); Old Testament Abstracts (Catholic University of America); New Testament Abstracts (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry); Religious and Theological Abstracts (www.rtabstracts.org); Religion & Philosophy and Academic Search Complete databases from EBSCO; and the ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials.


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