ISSN 0254-1807 printed version
ISSN 2305-445X online version



Basic information

Scriptura, established in 1980, is an independent journal which publishes contributions in the fields of Bible, Religion and Theology refereed by peers. It is international in scope but special attention is given to topics and issues emerging from or relevant to Southern Africa.

Scriptura publishes Research Articles, including Editorials, Book Reviews, Summaries of Publications and Book Reviews.

Publication languages for articles, abstracts and keywords are English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sesotho, Zulu, French, and Germany.

One issue is published a year and articles are added on a continuous publication basis. i.e. articles are published when they are ready.  

Note that the year 2020 was an exception as it was the year that the journal turned 40 years old. In the light of this anniversary, 3 issues were published.

From 2021 the journal will return to its publication frequency of one issue a year.

Abbreviated key title: Scriptura (Online)


Index sources

  • ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®)
  • Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG)
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)



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