Pilot Forum: Revelation Before the Bible

Breaking and Rethinking the Boundaries Between Biblical and Nonbiblical Literature This forum attempts to chart a powerful but unnamed phenomenon equally at home in biblical and non-biblical Jewish literature. Already evident in the Deuteronomic literature of the exilic period, scholars like Najman, Levinson and Zahn have demonstrated that this phenomenon stands equally behind texts likeContinue reading “Pilot Forum: Revelation Before the Bible”

Pilot Event: Opening the Field

Call for Participants This pilot event invites scholars of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism to think about what constrains us in our scholarship – what obstacles stand in the way of the flourishing of our intellectual work – and what might be possible when we find ways out of these constraints. What gatekeeping practices limitContinue reading “Pilot Event: Opening the Field”

Principles

1. Inclusivity: Our first principle is inclusion of all scholars interested in advancing the study of biblical and ancient Near Eastern literatures and their cultural worlds from the invention of writing through late antiquity regardless of their ethnicity/race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and economic status. This is first for basic moral and human reasons, but also intellectual ones.Continue reading “Principles”