This is the last day of "Christmas break." The Spring semester starts Monday. Honestly, the break has been too long, and I'm ready to get going. By that I do not mean I'm bored. There has been plenty to do, but I look forward to seeing fellow students more often. During December and January, I … Continue reading Spring Starts Monday
הללויה Thursday morning I handed in my last assignment of the semester. This was my first semester in the Old Testament PhD program at SBTS. This program requires a couple years of class work before one starts writing. Halfway through the semester, I thought I might never write this post. Thank the Lord for helping … Continue reading Fall 2011 in Review
Step 1 for every ThM and PhD student @SBTS is Graduate Research Seminar (GRS), though "seminar" is a bit of a misnomer. It is a very helpful three-day class that introduces students to delightful things such as Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), elements of proper writing style, the seminary style manual, the vast electronic … Continue reading Graduate Research Seminar
Now a research argument is not like the heated exchanges we hear every day. Those arguments usually involve a dispute: children argue over a toy; roommates over the stereo; drivers about who had the right-of-way. Such arguments can be polite or nasty, but most involve conflict, with winners and losers. To be sure, researchers sometimes … Continue reading By Way of Reminder
This is a summary of the reasons laid out by Jobes and Silva in their introductory chapter: For anyone interested in history: The Septuagint was the first translation made of any literary work of a size comparable to the Hebrew Bible. "It marks a milestone in human culture." More manuscripts of the Greek Old Testament … Continue reading Why Study the Septuagint?