Day one is under my belt. I feel good. Quite good.
They went from 8am until 1 pm. Here was what the test looked like today.
Amos 7:1-6 (parse all verbs)
Sight read: Gen 6:5
Question 1: Discuss the emergence of Israel in Iron I, paying particular attention to recent scholarship and evidence.
Question 2: How does the Deuteronomistic History develop the theme of kingship, using both secondary scholarship and specific references to the biblical text?
I wrote about 8.5 pages on question 1, and about 7.5 pages on question 2.
On Thursday I have four questions, dealing with the following areas: Pentateuch, Writings, OT theology, Latter Prophets. I will have to write fast!
Thank you for your prayers and well-wishes . . . I am hopeful on Thursday I will still feel this good!