Journal of Near Eastern Studies

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The Journal of Near Eastern Studies  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) JNES
Discipline Cultural Studies
Language English
Publication details
Publisher University of Chicago Press (US)
Publication history 1884-present
Frequency Twice a year
ISSN 0022-2968
OCLC number 859655365

The Journal of Near Eastern Studies (JNES) is an academic journal published by the University of Chicago Press, devoted to examination of the ancient and medieval civilisations of the Near East. Appearing in its pages are contributions from scholars of international reputation on archaeology, art, history, literature, linguistics, religion, law, and science. Old Testament and Islamic studies are also featured.


The journal was founded in 1884 by William Rainey Harper as Hebraica. In 1895 it was renamed the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, finally becoming JNES in 1942. It is the only US journal exclusively devoted to the subject. It was published quarterly, but since 2010 it is published twice a year. Volume 65 began in January 2006.

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