Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh

I haven’t had much time to blog over the last two months. I know that my faithful readers check daily for updates and are disappointed. I beg your forgiveness…

When I returned from South Africa after a successful thesis defense and a vacation with my bride, I dove (or dived) right into papers for ETS and SBL spring conferences. Both conferences were enjoyable, and my work was well-received. My ETS paper is posted on the Papers & Presentations page; I did not post the SBL paper because I am hoping to publish it very soon. My MTh thesis, “From Time-Bound to Timeless: The Rhetoric of Lamentations and its Appropriation,” is linked as well.

I’m currently throwing all my energy into my dissertation proposal, which I hope to have completed by the end of April. I am also teaching a summer graduate class at PBU in June, so May and June will be devoted to preparation/grading.

Daniel is as cute as ever, and he learns more words each day. He is having a difficult time learning that he must not stand on the couch, or touch the microwave or TV. He spends quite a bit of 30-second segments in “timeout.” But he is a pleasant boy who loves his parents and his grandparents, and is generally healthy and happy. We are grateful.

I am visiting PBU and Westminster today, adding briefly-annotated bibliographical entries to my Chronicles notes…

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three…uncle to Marshall, Leeland and Isaac...son-in-law to Claudia.
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