For personal and professional reasons, I have taken a long sabbatical from blogging on a regular basis. It is unnecessary to explain my absence from the blog world and from writing about an area of study where my love is.
I have been involved in Old Testament studies all of my life. I enjoy teaching the Old Testament and I enjoy preaching from the Old Testament. One of the greatest delights of my professional life as an Old Testament professor is writing about the Old Testament.
Although I have been away from my blog, I have not been forgotten by you the reader and by hundreds of former and present students. Almost every day I receive emails and comments on my blog about posts I have written and requests to return to blogging on a regular basis.
I have to confess that during these many months of being away from the blog, I have not taken the time to answer your emails and the many comments left on different posts of the blog. I sincerely apologize for this failure to respond promptly to your comments. However, I will respond to each one of them, including those which were written months ago. It may take some time to answer all of the comments, but I can assure you that all of them will be answered.
I will return to blogging on Monday, May 2. At the beginning I may not post every day, but the goal is to return to posting to the blog every day, including weekends.
One thing that I am committed to do is to complete the series of studies that I began but never finished. For instance, one reader asked me when I would finish my series on suicide in the Old Testament. That series was never finished. However, in the weeks to come I will write the remaining posts on that series. I will do the same with other series I began and never finished.
I take this occasion to thank each one of you who subscribes to my blog. It is because of your encouragement and your words of support that I am returning to posting regularly. If you are a new reader to my blog, I want to welcome you. I hope my future posts will not disappoint you as you and I develop a deeper appreciation for the Old Testament.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary