We’re starting up informal biblical studies seminars here at Nottingham, and I’m up first. I’ve decided to co-present something with my father, Emeritus Professor Ian Malcolm, from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. His field is linguistics, and I think that there are some important ways in which biblical studies can draw on recent insights in that field. In particular, I want us to consider certain ways in which linguistic analysis has moved on from the methods and emphases that once gave rise to approaches such as “form criticism” (and “rhetorical criticism”). So our presentation will be titled, “Linguistic Analysis has Moved On!” And we’ll think in particular about implications for the study of the arrangement of Paul’s letters.