Ron Hendel’s BAR piece has created a stir. James McGrath provides a first set of links. Other recent examples: Doug Chaplin, Chris Heard, and Phil Sumpter (here and here). The Society itself and a number of SBL members on various threads have taken the time to correct and supplement a number of Hendel’s supporting observations. I was surprised by the tameness of Hendel’s constructive proposals in comment #18 on the SBL thread. They do not go far enough. Not by a long shot.