Re: [XTalk] OT - keeping up
- Egad, Jeffrey. Who is going to answer a question you asked specifically of those who keep up on the entire spectrum of NT study? There are people on the list that show great depth of learning on particular subjects. I'd like to think that's because they post on those subjects they have been able to study in depth, rather than that their posts are a random sample of their learning across the field and that they are all actually much smarter than I am. (If I'm wrong about that, I'd prefer not to know. I wish to keep my illusions).
Kenneth A. Olson
MA, History, University of Maryland
PhD Student, Theology, University of Birmingham
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffrey B. Gibson
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 8:00 PM
Subject: [XTalk] OT - keeping up
A slightly off topic question, but one that I think has some relevance
for those of us who want to stay on top of things.E
As we all know literature on Jesus and all things NT piles up in
enormous heaps daily. And yet many here seem to be able to keep up with
My question then is: How do you do it? That is to say, what are the
particular habits you have adopted to stay current?
Do you make it your practice to go to the library so many days a week
(or month, etc.)? What do you do when you get there? Do you regularly
check the latest issues of the journals? Do you first go to NTabstracts
to see what's been published recently? Or do you just browse the
stacks? How long do you spend doing this? What is your method of
triaging all you see that you think you need to read? Do you use the
ATLA database? How regularly? Do you have a research assistant gather
material for you?
How many hours a day do you devote to reading? How many days a week?
In other words, what is your study and research discipline?
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60626
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