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.
Edgar V. McKnight is research professor and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religion Emeritus at Furman University. He received degrees in History, New Testament Studies, and Philosophical Theology from the College of Charleston, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Oxford University.