Linguistics and the Biblical Text

  Conveners: Elizabeth Robar, William A. Ross      Email conveners

This research group addresses issues in applied linguistics and the biblical text. Our aim is both to bring more students and scholars into the discussion as well as to advance the discussion within scholarship. We consequently have all papers available well in advance and we spend most of our meeting time in discussion.

Theme: Four Views on Linguistic Theories and the Biblical Texts

The 2021 session of the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group will address the history, relevance, and prospects of broad theoretical linguistic frameworks in the field. Four invited contributors will each represent a particular view, outlining its key theoretical commitments and important contributions to contemporary study of the biblical text. These four presentations will be followed by open panel discussion focused on identifying the comparative advantages of each theory and the most pressing areas of new research and pathways for mutual improvement and collaboration.