Niditch, Susan. "Oral Tradition and Biblical Scholarship." Oral Tradition 18:1 (2003), 43-44.
Niditch takes biblical scholarship as a field which is actively interested in the place where orality and written tradition meet (Niditch 2003, 43). She particularly cites the existence of form criticism as evidence that biblical scholarship recognizes the importation of oral material into biblical settings.
It is of great importance to future biblical studies that the interplay between orality and literacy receive continued study. Niditch illustrates this as she reflects on her work with Judges, finding the way aural qualities guide the material, suggesting a strongly auditory style of composition (Niditch 2003, 44).