MIA?

I apologize to my faithful readers. I haven’t had much time to blog recently. Sometimes that means that I haven’t been very productive. That is not the case this semester. I have been busy working away on countless projects (personal, professional, studential?, and ministerial).

On the personal front, I’m enjoying watching our little boy Elijah grow up quickly. He’s growing up so fast. He’s only 2 months, and he is more mature than any baby I’ve ever seen. If you don’t believe me, get a load of this picture.

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His dad can’t even fill out a mustache like that in two months.

On the professional front, I’ve been helping with some of the editorial aspects of getting Dr. David Alan Black’s book The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Paul prepared for publication. It should be ready October 1st. Look for it here.

As a student, I’m working through the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin texts of Esther. The Hebrew and Greek texts are for class discussion. The Latin will be my major project for the semester. I will be translating the 28 page Glossa Ordinaria, which includes the Vulgate of Esther.

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That’s some small print. I better get a translating or I won’t make my deadline. Wish me luck as I relearn Ecclesiastical Latin! (A bit of a side-note: if anyone has a copy of the Oxford Latin Dictionary just laying around the house that you aren’t using, I’d be happy to take that $330 paperweight off your hands. Send me your email, I’ll send you my address, I may even pay for postage :P)

Greek Grammar II started up last night. You can see what is going on in the class here. Last night we reviewed the first thirteen chapters of Dr. Black’s Greek Grammar. Pray for us as we learn the language of the New Testament in order to better understand and serve our God.

I’m also teaching through the first 5 books of the Book of the Twelve with two good friends. Right now we are working our way through the book of Hosea. God rhetorically pulls out all the stops in accusing his people of rabid unfaithfulness. A weighty and convicting book. I only hope our class doesn’t get too downtrodden as we make our way through the rest of the book and the following prophets.

All of this is to say, I’m still alive!

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