Present and Future of Biblical Studies

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Brill's Biblical Interpretation


What is the current state of the field known as biblical studies? How will biblical studies continue to develop in this diverse, globalized, and digital age? In this book, a diverse group of scholars who are known for their innovative practice of biblical interpretation come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the critically acclaimed journal, Biblical Interpretation, by sharing their thoughts on and questions about the assumptions, practices, and parameters of biblical studies as well as their desires and fears about its disciplinary future. Covering a wide range of topics, geographical regions, resources, understandings, and viewpoints, this exceptional collection of essays will make you and help you rethink the conventions and convictions of biblical studies as an academic discipline.

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Tat-siong Benny Liew, Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross (USA), is currently the Executive Editor of two Brill journals, Biblical Interpretation and Research Perspectives on Biblical Interpretation.
“This collection, self-reflexive and outward-looking, celebrates an innovative series.”
– Hywel Clifford, University of Oxford, UK in: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Volume 43, Issue 5, June 2019.
Contributors: Fiona C. Black, Roland Boer, Steed V. Davidson, Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Yii-Jan Lin, Davina C. Lopez, Stephen D. Moore, Jorunn Økland, Yvonne Sherwood, Ken Stone, Jay Twomey, Gerald O. West.
Anyone who is interested in biblical studies as an academic discipline, especially those who are committed to imagining its interdisciplinary futures.
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