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: Genitalia

JIBS announces a special issue dedicated to genitalia in biblical literature and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, broadly defined. Topics might include medical, social, ritual, and/or metaphorical ways that genitalia feature in ancient literature, material culture, and historical and contemporary reception of the Bible. [read more]