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My Desires for the Summer of 2007 and Beyond…

I know I have not been posting as much as I use to. Part of the problem is that I have been just too busy. I am still blogging, thinking of posts, and jotting down thoughts and ideas, but I have not had the time to bring any to fruition. The semester is coming to a close, the new job, and probably other things have prevented me from doing so.

I look forward to this Summer break! I will have more time to do some things, hopefully one of those things will be blogging.

There are two projects that I started over the past couple of years. The first was a genealogy map from the Old Testament to the New Testament. I think I am going to read as much as I can of the OT and NT over the Summer (maybe a book a day) and make notes of all the names/years that I can. I am still not sure how I am going to make the map/tree look – but it really interests me and helps me have a better understanding of the chronology, people, places, etc. of those times.

The other project was the beginning of a book. Last year I wrote a paper about Alcohol consumption – in light of the debate between Moderationists and Abolitionists of the SBC. I did not intend it to be, but after I had wrote it, I decide it would be a chapter (with some work) in a book. I would like to continue that book with a chapter on Tithing. So while I am reading through the OT and NT looking for genealogy information, I am also going to read through looking for information about tithing.

What I will probably do is setup a couple of post series and type out all of the notes that I make as I go through each book. I am going to try to take a few hours and go through at least one book every day. Some of the books are small enough to go through a few every day, but some will be a little larger (especially the first five) and may take more than a day.

Oh and while I am at it, I think I will read the OT in the B19-A Hebrew tradition (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekial, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obediah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Chronicles). Maybe my Old Testament professor, Dr. Cole, is correct in thinking that the order of the Old Testament is important.

Anyways, this is not all you will see in future posts, but something that you can expect (hopefully – no promises though).

God’s Glory.

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2 Comments

  1. Lew,

    Let me encourage you to read the OT books in that order. I had Dr. Cole for OT also, and I remember how important those “seams” are. I love how the ends of Deuteronomy, Malachi, and Chronicles all point ahead toward a great one to come, and Joshua, Psalms, and (I think) Matthew chapter 4 all tell of the importance of meditating on the law.

    Eric

  2. Eric,

    Thanks for the comment and encouragement. Dr. Cole’s class has been really interesting so far. I am only taking OT II with him, but I already feel it was unfortunate that I was not able to take OT I with him.

    Thanks,
    Lew

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