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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.

Author Bio

Douglas A. Knight, Professor of Hebrew Bible, earned the Dr.theol. at Georg-August-University, Germany. Drawing especially on sociohistorical approaches and ideological criticism, he focuses interests within Hebrew Bible studies on the social and political world of the first millennium BCE, the legal traditions, the historical and prophetic literature, ethics, and the history of biblical interpretation. He has been active in the Society of Biblical Literature and is co-founder and steering committee member of the Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives (ETANA). Major awards have come from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. At Vanderbilt University he is director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture. His lecturing has taken him across the United States and to Germany, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Japan, and China. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, he currently serves as general editor of the series “Library of Ancient Israel.†At present he is completing a book entitled Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel (Westminster John Knox Press) and is working on a commentary on the book of Joshua for the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series (Cambridge University Press).