>A Busy Summer

>Last week I took a few days off from blogging in order to finish some writing assignments that were pressing on me. For the past several days I have been working on writing an introduction to the books of Joel and Jonah for the People’s Bible, a study Bible to be published by Fortress Press. I finished writing the two introductions and submitted the manuscripts to the editors. I also finished writing my last article for the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. In total, I have written more than thirty articles for the NIDB.

I still have several projects to finish before I take a brief vacation and before I begin classes in September. My wife and I are celebrating our fortieth anniversary in October. To celebrate our anniversary, we will take time off to travel to a place we have never been before. This means that soon I will be taking some time off again from blogging.

This has been a very busy summer. My work on the Self-Study here at the seminary was very time-consuming. I had planned to read several new books and write two articles. However, time did not allow me to read and write as much as I had planned to, but I am satisfied with what I have accomplished.

In the next few days I will write two posts on inconsistencies in the NIV and how it may affect the work of pastors.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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