With apologies for cross posting.
Just announced on the SBL Forum:
Miqra is an online site for scholarly dialogue about literary,
linguistic, archaeological, social, political, historical, and
ideological issues in studying the Hebrew Bible. It is not for
discussion of contemporary religious interpretations of texts or (above
all!) confessional/doctrinal matters. The assumption is that
contributors will have the necessary expertise in Hebrew and cognate
languages; knowledge of ANE history, literature, and culture;
familiarity with the ever-expanding reading strategies ("methods") used
in biblical studies; and an interest in collegial discussion all of
which should be hallmarks of our discipline. This is a moderated list,
which means that your comments will be screened to make certain posts
conform to the above standards. My interest is not in limiting debate
but promoting scholarly discussion free of ad hominem attacks and other
types of heavy-handed rhetoric.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.