BBRSup Announces a New Dissertation Series

In Updates by Catherine McDowell

For some time BBRSup has not been able to publish recent Ph.D. dissertations and theses as part of the series. We are now launching a new BBR Dissertation Series (BBRDiss) to be published by Gorgias Press.  While retaining our relationship with Eisenbrauns for the BBRSup, we will also publish the best of academic dissertations and theses within the spirit of IBR.  As we begin this venture, we are delighted to have Dr. Cynthia Westfall in New Testament ([email protected]) and Dr. Benjamin Noonan in Old Testament ([email protected]) as editors for the series.  Dr. Richard Hess ([email protected]) continues as general editor of the Supplement and the Dissertation series.  If you know of quality academic work that could be considered, please contact us for consideration. 

Other news:

Research Groups

Research Groups have been reorganized so that it’s easier than ever to see a group’s development year-over-year. Since we have more groups than ever, we’ve also categorized them to make it easier to find the group right for you. Conveners can send updates to the webmaster at [email protected].


Membership can still be applied for, renewed, and adjusted online and we have also added an option to auto-renew your membership. We hope this reduces accidental lapses while giving you one less date to keep track of. As before, publisher discount codes are available to active members once you log in. The Membership Details page provides invoices and allows for updating your profile, password, and other features.

Job Board

New search filters on our job board allow you to look for specific job types and you can even subscribe to the results with the RSS feed.


Our IBR initiatives for women, ethnic minorities, and students have their own, dedicated pages. IBR Women also has a private Facebook group and IBR Students can now be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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