Associate Professor of New Testament Susan E. Hylen has been appointed general editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL), the fourth woman in the publication’s 142-year history to serve in the role, and the second from Candler. Former Candler associate dean and professor Gail R. O’Day served as editor from 2000 to 2006.
Hylen’s term as general editor will run through 2024. In the role, she will work with the journal’s associate editors, editorial board, and SBL Press staff to review manuscript submissions and produce four issues annually.
Prior to taking on this role, Hylen served as the journal’s inaugural associate editor beginning in 2020.
Published by the Society of Biblical Literature, the Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL) is a quarterly periodical that promotes critical and academic biblical scholarship. Bringing the highest level of technical expertise to bear on the canon, cognate literature, and the historical matrix of the Bible, JBL has stood as the flagship journal of biblical studies for more than a century.