2013 in Hindsight

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of this years highlights.

  • Helped Dr. Hudgins and Dr. Black set up the Greek Portal.
  • Became a research assistant for my advisor Dr. David Alan Black, the Dr. M.O. Owens, Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies.
  • Read all of Big Bob (A. T. Robertson’s Greek Grammar), BDF (Blass, DeBrunner, and Funk) and Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament (Steven Runge) in three weeks.
  • Wrote the first 85 pages of my thesis topic comparing the discourse of the LXX and BHS texts of Jonah.
  • Taught 7 sessions of Dr. Black’s Greek Grammar II class at SEBTS.
  • Joined an Early Christian Writers study group.
  • The birth of my son Elijah Christopher Cerone.IMG_3635
  • Provided editorial assistance for Dr. Black’s The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Paul
  • Wrote an essay contending that Eusebius’ use of γράφω and its compounds does not preclude the view that Origen believed that Paul wrote Hebrews by means of an amanuensis.
  • Was ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.IMG_4145
  • Translated the Letters of Ignatius.
  • Read Karen Jobes’ Dissertation The Alpha-Text of EstherBerlin’s JPS Bible Commentary: Esther, and Fredrick Bush’s Commentary on Esther.
  • Translated the Alpha-Text, LXX, BHS, and Vulgate of Esther.
  • Digitized and translated into a diglot format the first 5 chapters of the Glossa Ordinaria of Esther.Esther-Glossa Ordinaria (translation)
  • Attended SBL and met a number of great people. You know who you are.
  • Taught 5 students Greek Grammar I and II at my local church (we still have 3-5 class left in the new year).
  • Drastically improved my ability to read and work in biblical Greek and ecclesiastical Latin.
  • Creating a reading group for Chrysostom’s Homilies on Philippians.
  • Started translating Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae. Thank you to everyone that bought me this set for Christmas and birthday.

Here’s to hoping for a productive 2014.

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3 Responses to 2013 in Hindsight

  1. Craig Benno says:

    Mate…that was an extremely busy year. Well done.

    • jacobcerone says:

      I keep telling Mary Beth, my wife, that I thought my productivity would tank after having our first baby. I’ve found that I have been more productive than ever and I’m loving life. I hope all is well on your end with holidays and the coming New Year!

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