Life is insanely busy right now. I am assisting Dr. Bill Bellinger at Baylor during the month of June with finishing up two book projects: his Psalms commentary to be published by Smyth and Helwys (which I will be handing off to him on Monday) and the second, revised edition of his Psalms: Reading and Studying the Book of Praises, published by Hendrickson. On top of that, I am working on finishing my dissertation prospectus; the plan is to submit that this Friday for initial review. And, I am also preparing for teaching 60 Baylor freshmen a Scriptures intro course in the Fall, writing lectures, and completing various reading for that on top of dissertation reading. But, never fear! There is much to look forward to in the coming weeks on hesed we ’emet. Here is a small taste . . .
I have book reviews planned for the following:
Wayne O. McCready and Adele Reinhartz (eds). Common Judaism: Explorations in Second-Temple Judaism. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
Robin routledge. Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach. Downers Grove: IVP, 2008.
Jill Middlemas. The Templeless Age: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the ‘Exile.’ Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.
Norman K. Gottwald. The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009.
Leo G. Perdue. Wisdom Literature: A Theological History. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.
Marvin A. Sweeney. Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
And a new arrival in the mail (to borrow from my buddy Nick Norelli) . . .
I will be receiving BW 8 this coming week. In the weeks that follow, there will be a series of mini-reviews on the product, covering the basics to the more intricate capabilities BW allows. I hope you will look forward to this series, find it helpful, and will engage it.
I am still wrestling with posting this information up. But, there is the possibility I will post up a copy of my dissertation proposal. There will be a great focus, likely, on dissertation related matters on this blog in the coming months.
How does that sound?