Journal of Theological Interpretation (JTI)

Critical biblical scholarship as developed and defined since the mid-eighteenth century has played a significant and welcome role in pressing us to take biblical texts seriously on their own terms and diverse contexts. Today, additional questions have surfaced — including the theological and ecclesial location of biblical interpretation, the significance of canon and creed for biblical hermeneutics, the historical reception of biblical texts, and other more pointedly theological interests. The Journal of Theological Interpretation aims to serve these agenda.

We invite contributions in such areas as the following:
  • theological exegesis of selected biblical texts
  • concerns of theological method and the role of Scripture in theology and ethics
  • the history of reception or history of interpretation of biblical texts
  • major review essays interacting with key books, contemporary or classical
  • hermeneutical challenges in theological exegesis


Joel B. Green
Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Editorial Board

Richard S. Briggs
St. John's College, Durham University, England

Stephen Chapman
Duke University Divinity School, USA

Tony Cummins
Trinity Western University, Canada

A. Katharine Grieb
Virginia Theological Seminary, USA

Myk Habets
Carey Baptist Theological College
and Graduate School, New Zealand

Nathan MacDonald
Universität Göttingen, Germany
University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Graham McFarlane
London School of Theology, England

John J. O'Keefe
Creighton University, USA

Ben C. Ollenburger
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, USA

Angus Paddison
University of Winchester, England

Andrew Purves
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, USA

Murray Rae
University of Otago, New Zealand

C. Kavin Rowe
Duke University Divinity School, USA

Dan R. Stiver
Hardin-Simmons University, USA

Marianne Meye Thompson
Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

Kevin Vanhoozer
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA

  • Submissions are accepted in English.
  • Submissions should be made by e-mail attachment, with the article in one of the following formats: *.doc, *.wpd, or *.rtf.
  • Submissions should be double-spaced, and include:
    • a cover page, with the title of the essay and author’s name;
    • an abstract of no more than 250 words; and
    • a list of no more than ten key words.
  • Either footnotes or endnotes are acceptable; all notes should be double-spaced. Bibliographies and reference lists are not allowed.
  • The essay should not include the name of the author, nor any self-reference to the author, whether in the body of the essay or in its end- or footnotes. (For example, statements such as “See my essay...,” or “As I have argued in...,” should appear nowhere in the essay.)
  • Essays of 7500 words or less, inclusive of notes, are given priority. No essay should exceed 10,000 words, including notes.
  • On other issues of style, consult Patrick H. Alexander, et al., eds., The SBL Handbook of Style for Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1999).

Submissions should be sent to the editor, Dr. Joel B. Green (jbgreen[at]