A Word of Welcome
The General Editors
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning (JSR), an official electronic publication of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning (SSR). Published biannually by the electronic text division of the University of Virginia, the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning presents the work of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning. The Society for Scriptural Reasoning, a dialog between Jews, Christians and Muslims on the interpretation of Scripture in the Abrahamic tradiions, meets each year at the American Academy of Religion. Topics for the meetings of the society are published on the website of the society. Individuals who wish to submit commentaries on major papers may submit them for publication on the website by e-mailing them to the co-editors and the managing editor of the journal. In addition to publishing the work of the annual meeting, each year one issue of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning will be devoted to papers on special topics. Topics for these issues will be announced on the website. Persons who would like to submit ideas for essays on announced topics or ideas for topics may contact the convenor of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning and co-editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, Dr. Kurt Anders Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Other contact names, e-mails and all current information are included of the Society’s website.
The Society of Scriptural Reasoning would like to thank Drew University for hosting our website. The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning would, in addition, like to thank David Seaman of the electronic text center of the University of Virginia for his leadership in bringing this journal to publication.