We are proud to announce the first issue of Metatron, a new, open access journal of modern philology and the ancient imagination
offering new vistas on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Named after the mediating angel of Jewish mysticism, it is designed to open cutting-edge research to a broad intellectual community. Metatron
is a joint venture of Renewed Philology at Yale University
and the BRANE Collective
There was no “Bible” as such even by the end of the Second Temple period. How do scholars organize this corpus in the absence of the category? Edited by James Nati and Seth Sanders, with their editorial introduction, featuring articles by Molly Zahn, Elena Dugan, Nathan Mastnjak, and Eva Mroczek.
has new issues in the works and welcomes submissions
. The journal maintains rigorous standards of peer review and will try to keep decision turnaround of submissions to an upper limit of 3 months.
Thank you for reading, supporting, and creating open access scholarship!
: Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East, an inclusive, open-access research group for the study of biblical, ancient Near Eastern, and ancient Mediterranean literatures and their cultural worlds in the 21st century