The Journal of OCABS

The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (JOCABS) was created to promote scholarship in biblical studies, homiletics, and religious education among Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians around the world.

Articles may be submitted in the following areas:

  • Old Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in Hebrew Bible; Septuagint; Pseudepigrapha; Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture; Syro-Palestinian Archaeology.
  • New Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in New Testament; Early Christian Literature, Apocryphal Literature and Traditions; Classical Studies; Archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
  • The Bible in Homiletics and Christian Education. Including theoretical and methodological studies dedicated to the practical applications of biblical scholarship to both preaching and pedagogy.
  • Book Reviews. Submissions of critical reviews of books related to the field of biblical studies will be accepted and invited.

JOCABS is committed to promoting scholarship among scholars and graduate students and encourages them to submit papers to its peer-reviewed process. The first issue will appear in the Summer of 2008, and semiannually thereafter.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Nicolae Roddy or V. Rev. Dr. Vahan Hovhanessian.




Vol 8, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents

New Testament

A Tale of Two Baptisms: Ritual and Social Order in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 PDF
Stephen Richard Turley
Noi perspective privind autenticitatea epistolei 2 Petru PDF
Catalin Varga
Ehrman and Brodie on Whether Jesus Existed: A Cautionary Tale about the State of Biblical Scholarship PDF
Tom Dykstra