Semeia is an experimental journal devoted to the exploration of new and emergent areas and methods of biblical criticism. Studies employing the methods, models, and findings of linguistics, folklore studies, contemporary literary criticism, structuralism, social anthropology, and other such disciplines and approaches, are invited. Although experimental in both form and content, Semeia proposes to publish work that reflects a well defined methodology that is appropriate to the material being interpreted.
George W. Coats (1936–2006) was a professor at McMurry College and at Lexington Theological Seminary. He authored several books including Rebellion in the Wilderness and From Canaan to Egypt.