Vetus Testamentum

A Quarterly Published by the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament

Editor-in-Chief: Annette Schellenberg
Vetus Testamentum is a leading journal covering all aspects of Old Testament study. It includes articles on history, literature, religion and theology, text, versions, language, and the bearing on the Old Testament of archaeology and the study of the Ancient Near East.

● Since 1951 generally recognized to be indispensable for scholarly work on the Old Testament.
● Articles of interest in English, French and German.
● Detailed book review section in every issue.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/1999-
Academic Search Complete, 1/1/1999-
Academic Search Elite, 1/1/1999-
Academic Search Premier, 1/1/1999-
Academic Search Ultimate
Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/1999-
Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
Humanities International Complete, 1/1/1999-
Humanities International Index, 1/1/1999-
Humanities Source, 1/1/1999-
Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1999-
IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
Linguistic Bibliography (Online)
MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
New Testament Abstracts (Online)
Old Testament Abstracts (Online)
Religion & Philosophy Collection, 1/1/1999-
Religious & Theological Abstracts, 1990-
Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
Scopus, 2007-
TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1999-
Web of Science
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A Statement on behalf of the publisher and the editorial leadership of Vetus Testamentum

Brill and the Editors of Vetus Testamentum recently learned that our former Editor-in-Chief Professor Jan Joosten has been sentenced by a court in France over possession of child pornography. We are deeply shocked by these facts and express our sincere sympathy with all victims and their families. This admitted behavior violates our moral standards. Although Professor Joosten retired as Editor-in-Chief in 2019 of Vetus Testamentum, he remained on the Editorial Board. We strongly renounce his abhorrent behavior and have removed Professor Joosten from the Editorial Board with immediate effect. He has also been removed as General Secretary of IOSOT, and replaced by Professor Annette Schellenberg, current Editor-in-Chief of Vetus Testamentum.

Jasmin Lange, CPO BRILL
Louise Schouten, Publishing Director BRILL
Suzanne Mekking, Senior Acquisitions Editor BRILL
Liesbeth Hugenholtz, Editor BRILL
Annette Schellenberg, Editor-in-Chief Vetus Testamentum
Christl Maier, Editor-in-Chief Vetus Testamentum Supplements
Jeremy Hutton, Associate Editor Vetus Testamentum
Joachim Schaper, Book Reviews Editor Vetus Testamentum

A. Schellenberg (University of Vienna, Austria)

Associate Editor
J. Hutton (University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A)

Book Review Editor
J. Schaper (University of Aberdeen, UK)

Contact address:
Professor Joachim Schaper
The University of Aberdeen
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy King's College
Aberdeen. AB24 3UB

Supplements Editor
C.M. Maier (Phillips-Universität Marburg, Germany)

Editorial Board
N. Calduch-Benages (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy)
D.M. Carr (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, USA)
L.C. Jonker (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
C. Körting (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
S. McKenzie (Rhodes College, USA)
M. Nissinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
W.T. van Peursen (Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
N. Wazana (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Advisory Committee
P.A. Bird (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA)
K.J. Cathcart (University College Dublin, Ireland)
C. Edenburg (Open University, Israel)
R.P. Gordon (University of Cambridge, UK)
A. Hurvitz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
E. Jenni (University of Basel, Switzerland)
A. van der Kooij (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
J. Krašovec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
B. Lang (University of Paderborn, Germany)
A. Lemaire (University of Paris-Sorbonne, France)
E. Lipiński (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
C.A. Newsom (Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)
E. Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
B. Otzen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
M. Sæbø (University of Oslo, Norway)
R. Smend (University of Göttingen, Germany)
H. Spieckermann (University of Göttingen, Germany)
J. Trebolle Barrera (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
D. Tsumura (Japan)
J.C. VanderKam (University of Notre Dame, Notre Damer, IN, USA)
I. Willi-Plein (Hamburg University, Germany)
H.G.M. Williamson (University of Oxford, UK)