Welcome to the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (JIBS). JIBS is an open access journal based in the Sheffield Centre for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK.

We invite cutting edge articles that embody interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented, feminist, queer, and innovative biblical scholarship. We welcome submissions that challenge canonical and/or disciplinary norms and boundaries or that query the field of biblical studies’ relationship to the broader investigation of human religion, culture, and literature.

Call for Submissions: Disability and The Bible

Editors: Isaac Soon, Eleanor Vivian, Tom de Bruin

For over twenty years, the study of disability in biblical texts has brought new insights into ancient disability, the lived experience of disability, and textual representations of people with disabilities. Looking to the future of the field, this special issue invites research papers that re-assess persons with disabilities in biblical texts as well as studies that analyse disability around persons and/or texts where disability has previously been neglected. [read more]