Why No Blogs Recently?
Dec 09, 2011 by Craig Blomberg | 2 Comments
“Of the making of many books there is no end, and in much study there is weariness for the flesh.”
(Eccl. 12:12b, NAB)
Ever since I began my New Testament Musings blog, I have tried to average one post about every two weeks. Sometimes they have come even more quickly, occasionally it has been three weeks. But this is by far the longest gap I’ve had thus far; I hope some readers are still checking out if I’m saying anything!
What have I been doing besides end-of-term crunch? I prepared and delivered three talks at the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and attended the meetings of the Institute of Biblical Research and Society of Biblical Literature, all in San Francisco, the week before Thanksgiving. We had an open house on Thanksgiving for about two dozen friends who had no better place to go. We celebrated an early Christmas with my mother, brother and sister-in-law in the Midwest one weekend ago.
But I’ve also been putting together what I’m calling Blomberg’s Biblical Bibliographies. You’ll see the link in the tiny print in the upper right-hand corner of this blog. For readers of the Denver Journal (the link is on our seminary website’s homepage) you’ll know that the New Testament department semiannually updates its recommendations for commentaries on every book of the New Testament as well as various topical categories like Textual Criticism, NT Introduction, NT Theology, Hermeneutics, Jesus, Paul and so on. But there are still a lot of more specialized topics that I frequently get asked to recommend books on, so I’ve created these supplemental bibliographies just on my own, without anybody else’s input. So if you don’t like something, I’m the only one to blame!
I hope they will be helpful to you and you won’t experience what the writer of Ecclesiastes had to say above!