Tetelestai

I submitted my last paper at 10pm last night for the semester. I will be graduated Saturday with my master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Philadelphia Biblical University. Woohoo!

Being done is a real high. I didn’t have such an exciting experience when I completed my bachelor’s a few years back. I finished classes in May needing 6 science credits to graduate. I was planning to take a CLEP test in the summer, and then two community college classes in the fall if I couldn’t pass. So, I "graduated" on a Tuesday afternoon in July when I got the test results in the mail–sort of anticlimactic. I got my diploma in August. By the time I walked in May 2007, I had already been out of school and in the workforce for a year, I was getting married, etc. I had already moved on. I never had that emotional experience of pressing until the end, getting grades one by one, and walking in commencement ceremony all in one week.

But it’s done.

My wife is great–she has supported me emotionally and financially through these five graduate semesters–my sugar mamma. Thank you, Corrie–I love you!

Soli Deo Gloria.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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2 Responses to Tetelestai

  1. Thom says:

    Congratulations! You know have a little respite until you apply for Ph.D. programs, I presume? Or are you thinking about working?

    • thinkhardthinkwell says:

      Thomas,

      I’m applying now for Fall 2010 admission to various PhD programs in Hebrew Bible. That means I have a few months of PT work (maybe FT if I can get it), chillin’, and practicing my German. I also have a lengthy reading list that I can finally get to!

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