Now that I’m back from vacation, I can spend the next few posts talking about last quarter, and what is happening this quarter.
Today I started a two week intensive class entitled Old Testament Prophets. There are classes you want to take, and there are classes you have to take, the trick is to treat the latter like the former, something I’m not very good at. I think this OT class will be a bit of both, the topic isn’t my favorite, but our professor, Dr. Scalise, is making it palatable, so that’s good.
One of the things I think I will enjoy is what appears (at least after the first day) to be an emphasis on the text of the Holy Scripture, as opposed to what scholarship says about the text, as was the case in my New Testament classes. Not that there won't be any scholarly analysis, but that does not appear to be the emphasis of our time and energy.