Keeping Busy . . . (the scholarly way!)

Here’s what I’ve been up to recently, for those that may be curious:

1. Submitting the dissertation for publication.  I anxiously await (positive) news.

2. Article submissions.  My ZAW piece is tentatively set to be out in the final issue of 2010.  I have articles with CBQ and NovT under review.

3. Book reviews.  The kind folks at RBL have blessed me with four books to review for their online (and possibly print) publications.  They are:
       -Brenner, Lee, Yee (eds.), Genesis: Texts @ Contexts
       -Walsh, Old Testament Narrative: A Guide to Interpretation
-Wallace, Psalms (Readings)
       -Seibert, Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God

4. Prepping for classes in the Fall (redoing syllabi, tweaking lectures, etc.)

5. Working to finish the editing for my teacher, Bill Bellinger’s, Psalms commentary, forthcoming from Smyth & Helwys.

6. SBL Papers.  Of the two I am presenting at the upcoming meeting, I have one left to write.

7. SBL Unit Proposal.  Myself and Chris Heard are working to propose a separate program unit on the book of Genesis for SBL.  I have been overwhelmed by the folk who have expressed interest in the topic, and especially by the seminal scholars who have agreed to be a part and present thus far if the unit is accepted (Terry Fretheim and Walter Moberly, anyone?).

Ahhhh, the life of a biblical scholar.


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