January is Biblical Studies Academic Writing Month

(and a bit of December too.)

Two days ago I posted about an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning November being “International Academic Writing Month.” Today, by the power vested in me by the Great Meturgeman (and encouraged by Tim Bulkeley) I declare January (and a bit of December)

Biblical Studies Academic Writing Month

Some suggestions:

  • “Biblical Studies” is loosely defined. Indeed, my own work, at least at the moment, is all on rabbinic literature. So, I call upon all “Bibliobloggers,” “Theobloggers,” or anyone else who is working on any material that at some point has some contact with the Bible in any tradition. (Even theologians have to refer to the Bible now and then.)
  • Feel free to start now! Take advantage of these last days of 2007 and then be sure to sure to start 2008 off with an academic bang!
  • If you have a blog, please post at least the title or description of the project you intend to tackle this month. Let’s leverage the medium for all its worth. I for one would be very happy for any suggestions regarding my work on TgRuth or the “Eschatological Lists” in the targumim of the Megillot.
    If you do not have a blog, but would like others to know of your work, drop me an email and I will post it here.
  • I will offer a prize! I am mulling over what that might be, but I am thinking a book would be appropriate (there will have to be a price limit, so unless you are using an author’s discount Brill is out, where, by the way, my book is on sale!). But I would be happy to offer a Penn State hoodie or other such if there were interest.
  • So start your word processor! Let the competition begin!

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