Many of you have heard of the book I co-edited with Richard Bauckham and Alexander Panayotov:
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 1 (Eerdmans, 2013).If any of you have used the book for your research, teaching, or other creative projects, I would be grateful if you would give me a little information about how you used it.
Many of you have told me over the years that you have found my blogging at PaleoJudaica valuable. This is your chance to give me something back.
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Here's what I need:
1. If any academic colleague has cited the book in any publication, whether published or in press, would you please tell me what part of the book you cited and give me the full reference for your publication? I am interested both in scholarly and popular publications.
2. If any reader has used the book in teaching at any level — postgraduate, undergraduate, adult education, high school, etc. — would you please let me know what course or class you have used it in, the level of the class, and which specific part of the book you used? Any comments on how useful you found the material and how your students responded to it would be welcome as well.
3. If any reader has drawn on the book for a creative project other than academic research or teaching, would you please tell me about it? Has it influenced any literary work you have written, any artistic work you have produced, any theatrical production, any television or cinematic production, any musical production, etc.? I also would be grateful to know of any publications, exhibitions, performances, screenings, etc. which have resulted.
4. If have any friends who you know have used the book in any of the three ways above, please alert them to this post and encourage them to contact me.
Why do I want to know all this?
I am currently collecting information on the influence of this book in the years since it has been published. This is partly for an article on the More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Project that I am writing. It is for the 50th anniversary of the SBL's Pseudepigrapha Section which comes in 2019. (But the article is due in 2017.)
Some of the information is also for a file I'm keeping on "impact," which involves the influence of academic research on people's lives. The British Government likes us to keep track of impact.
I will use the information for the two purposes given above.
In due course I will also give a general summary of what I learn in a PaleoJudaica post.
Many thanks for your help, which is very valuable to me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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