This site offers contents, abstracts and sample articles from the journal Neotestamentica, starting with vol. 35 (2001). The latest issue available online is 44.2 (2010).
Older journal issues (1967-2000) are now available in full on the pages of the African Journal Archive.
Neotestamentica is an academic journal published under the auspices of the New Testament Society of South Africa / Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suid-Afrika (NTSSA). This academic society was founded in 1965 to promote the study, research and teaching of the New Testament in South Africa.
During the early years since its inauguration in 1967, Neotestamentica was used exclusively to publish papers presented at the annual conference of the NTSSA. Nowadays, however, Neotestamentica accepts submissions from New Testament scholars all over the world. Articles are published on all aspects of New Testament scholarship, ranging from historical to literary, and hermeneutical to methodological issues. In addition, the journal contains a regular book reviews section. At present, two numbers are published per year, with a total of 420-450 pages.
Neotestamentica maintains a rigorous process of refereeing by two independent specialists. The editing is supervised by an Editorial Board of the society elected by the NTSSA and by an International Advisory Board. With a strong focus on South African scholarship, it publishes articles by local and international scholars in English (and occasionally German). Contributions from the rest of Africa are particularly welcomed. It also publishes reviews by South African scholars of the most important publications in the field of the New Testament.
For a number of years now, Neotestamentica has had a limited presence on the internet at a number of institutional sites, moving from the University of KwaZulu to the University of Stellenbosch and finally to the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Now with its own domain name, www.neotestamentica.net, Neotestamentica has found a more permanent address on the web. On this site, we aim to offer:
- the table of contents of present and recent issues;
- abstracts of recent articles; and
- sample essays and bookreviews in PDF format.
We hope that this website will be of service to the academic community, and that it will encourage viewers to consider subscription of the printed journal.
Articles are indexed or abstracted by inter alia the following:
- American Theological Library Association (www.atla.com): various products, such as the ATLA Religion Database on CD-ROM; Religion Index One: Periodicals and Index to Book Reviews in Religion
- Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics
- Elenchus Bibliographicus Biblicus
- Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (now International Review of Biblical Studies)
- Maisons des Sciences de l’Homme: free online service.
- New Testament Abstracts
- Religious and Theological Abstracts
- Theological Literature Documented in Innsbruck (BILDI, a free, online service)
- Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst (now Index Theologicus)