Thursday, October 11, 2007

Top Signs You've Been in Biblical Studies for Too Long

Top signs you’ve been in Biblical Studies for too long:

You think Aramaic and Coptic are really very useful languages

You can argue for hours about how books just don’t end with a post-positive γαρ

Your mailman had to retire early due to a bad back after years of hauling your books up to the door

(For the younger guys) – You actually get disappointed when your friends want to discuss the cute girls in the bar rather than discuss that new book you just read on Pauline Christology

You know that Pride actually comes before destruction, Haughtiness before a fall

You thought Gomer was a beautiful suggestion for your newborn daughter

You thought Maher-shalal-hash-baz would’ve been a cool name for your newborn son

You didn’t know people blogged about other things

You keep trying to visit γοογλε and can’t figure out why it won’t work

Q, L, and M are not just letters of the alphabet

You know who these guys are without their last names: Rudolph, Huldrych, D.F., Bruce, Walter


mike aubrey said...

This is good.

Somebody asks you what you're reading and they stop listening two sentences into your explanation of verbal aspect...

James Pate said...

The mailman part is probably right. He was hauling my big box of Luther books to the door. And it was heavy.

Danny Garland Jr. said...

I'm always disappointed when I try to talk about Pauline Christology with you and you'd rather talk about the girls you see while you are coaching IM games.
Remind me to tell you about a great book on Pauline Christology when you return!

Also, on the subject of heavy books.....I wouldn't recommend carrying all 38 vols. of the Church Fathers up two flights of stairs at the same time!