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TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (ISSN 1089-7747) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts. Details of the journal are provided on the About page while current and past issues are accessed through the Contents page.

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About TC

TC is an open access journal and online publication of the SBL and is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all TC articles. Articles may not be reproduced without permission. Authors may post published versions on their personal websites after an 18 month embargo.

TC publishes full-length scholarly articles, shorter notes, project reports, and reviews of works in the field of biblical textual criticism. Articles on any aspect of the textual criticism of the Jewish and Christian scriptures (including extracanonical and related literature) are welcome, and contributions that transcend the traditional boundary between Hebrew Bible and New Testament textual criticism are especially encouraged. We also invite articles discussing the relationship between textual criticism and other disciplines.


Submissions, which may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, should conform to the SBL Handbook of Style second edition of 2014. The Chicago Manual of Style should be consulted in cases where the SBL handbook does not provide guidance. Articles may be submitted in any standard file format and should use Unicode for those ancient scripts covered by the Unicode Standard. Accepted articles are subjected to a peer-review process before publication. Articles are normally published in Portable Document Format (PDF) but may be published as HTML in some cases. Please direct all submissions to the following email address:

email address for submitting articles

Book Reviews

One goal of TC is to provide informative and timely reviews of books in the field of biblical textual criticism. Anyone who would like to submit a book for review or to volunteer as a reviewer may contact the TC book review editors here:

email address for book reviews

Works without an ISBN or ISSN are not accepted for review.


General Editor
Tommy Wasserman is academic dean and lecturer in New Testament exegesis at Örebro School of Theology in Sweden and professor of biblical studies at Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Norway. His books in textual criticism include The Epistle of Jude: Its Text and Transmission (2006), A New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (with Peter J. Gurry, 2017) and To Cast the First Stone: The Transmission of a Gospel Story (with Jennifer W. Knust, 2019).
Assistant Editors
Deirdre Fulton is an Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Her research interests include textual criticism, redaction criticism, and literary criticism. She is also interested in the archaeology of the Levant, particularly research quesitons related to feasting and foodways.
Jan Krans is university lecturer at the Protestantse Theologische Universiteit (Amsterdam). His research interests include the history of interpretation, and New Testament textual criticism. He wrote a PhD dissertation on the differing approaches of Erasmus and Beza to conjectural emendation of the biblical text.
Jennifer Wright Knust is professor of religious studies at Duke University. Her research interests include the transmission of Christian books, gender and Christian origins, the ethics of interpretation, and the materiality of religion.
Juha Pakkala is docent and university lecturer at the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include methodological questions, editorial techniques, documented (“empirical”) evidence, redaction criticism, history of religions, and archaeology of the Levant.
Book Review Editor
Thomas J. Kraus is a lecturer at the University of Zurich and a research fellow at the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. His main research interests are, among many other things, early Christian manuscripts and literature, the issue of (il)literacy in late Antiquity, the Septuagint Psalms, and everything about book culture in Antiquity. He wrote a PhD dissertation on the language and style of Second Peter.
Assistant Book Review Editor
Manuel Nägele is a doctoral research assistant for New Testament Studies at the University of Zurich and at the University of Tübingen. His PhD project deals with the greek term νου̃ς (mind) in Paul and its use there usage in Jewish-Hellenistic and Greco-Roman literature. He is also interested in methodological issues (cf. Manuel Nägele, Die Bibel auslegen: Eine Methodenlehre, Gütersloh 2021) and research on Luke-Acts.
Technical Editor
Eric McDonnell is the Digital Initiatives and Web Content Manager for the Society of Biblical Literature.

Editorial Board

TC was founded by James R. Adair Jr in 1996, only three years after the advent of the World Wide Web. Dr Adair continued to serve as General Editor until 2009.

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