Hebraic Political Studies

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Hebraic Political Studies  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Hebr. Polit. Stud.
Discipline Political history
Language English
Edited by Gordon Schochet, Arthur Eyffinger
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1565-6640
OCLC no. 61480010

Hebraic Political Studies was a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Shalem Press, funded by the Shalem Center,[1] and devoted to recovering the Hebraic political tradition and evaluating its place in the history of political thought.


In 2004, the Shalem Center announced a call for papers for a conference on political Hebraism and, according to Gordon Schochet (Rutgers University), "the enthusiastic response convinced us there was a need for a journal."[1] The journal was established in 2005 with Schochet and Arthur Eyffinger (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands) as editors-in-chief. The journal was devoted to the recovery and exploration of the Hebraic political tradition, that is, the uses of biblical, Talmudic, rabbinic, and other Jewish and Judaic sources by Christian and Muslim as well as Jewish authors in the history of political thought.

The journal's last issue appeared Fall 2009, and its website states that it is no longer accepting submissions.[2]


Allan Arkush (Binghamton University) compared the journal with the other Shalem Center publication "Azure", which, Arkush argued, was seen by many as a "neoconservative" political magazine. Despite different editorship and stated goals, the two magazines shared many characteristics, with both sharing characteristics of the reputation of each. In the end, Arkush argues,

...Hebraic Political Studies may turn out to be a journal of more interest to students of forgotten corners of modern intellectual history than to people who aspire to revitalize liberalism in Israel in particular or in the Western world in general.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed[4] in:


  1. ^ a b Did The Hebrew Bible Give Birth To Democracy?, by Eric Herschthal, The Jewish Week, 04/27/2010
  2. ^ "Hebraic Political Studies". Shalem Press. 2009. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  3. ^ Arkush, Allan. From "Azure" to "Hebraic Political Studies". AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2006: 20-21, at the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
  4. ^ Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journal; Journal record ISSN 1565-6640

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