The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
produces an annual journal,
the Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies) (JSCS).
For issues 1 through 43, it was known as
Bulletin of the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
With issue 44, the name changed to Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.
Under either name, the Journal is the periodical
publication of the IOSCS.
Eisenbrauns has published the Journal since Issue 34.
Each issue contains articles, book reviews, notices of recent
dissertations, and society information. The JSCS is indexed in the
ATLA Religion Database, Old Testament Abstracts, and New Testament
The Journal's Editor is Siegfried Kreuzer.
An Editorial Board with native competence
in French, German, and English assists the Editor with the
for articles submitted to the Journal, and with policy and
procedures for the Journal. The current Board consists of Cécile Dogniez
(Paris, France), Siegfried Kreuzer (Wuppertal, Germany), Alison
Salvesen (Oxford, UK), and Glenn Wooden (Acadia Divinity College, Canada).
The Journal is sent to every current member. For subscription
information, please see our
The major contents of the
Journal are listed elsewhere in this website.
Digitized copies of the
first 33 volumes of the Journal are also available.
Volumes 1 through 33 of the Bulletin of the
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
(BIOSCS) are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
IOSCS itself printed these first 33 volumes.
They are made available here with the kind assent of
which now publishes our Journal.
IOSCS is thankful that Eisenbrauns
took over professional publication of the Bulletin
and now the Journal,
beginning with volume 34.
Printed back issues
of many volumes of BIOSCS are in stock and available from
Beginning with volume 44, the Journal is known as the Journal
of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume 1 (1968), originally mimeographed,
is reprinted at the back of Volume 2
The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available.
The ancient world is conceived here as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home at the time AWOL was launched. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.
AWOL is the successor to Abzu, a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world, founded at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago in 1994. Together they represent the longest sustained effort to map the development of open digital scholarship in any discipline.