About David

 

He studied Latin like the violin

Because he liked it – Robert Frost

I don’t know Latin and I don’t play the violin, but I do love languages and that is (partially) what I love about this website. Here I explore ideas, ask questions, and just generally romp around in various subjects in a less formal and more relaxed atmosphere than is found in traditional academia. I hope you’ll love it, too.

At one point I wanted to be an economist. At one point I wanted to be a mathematician. One day I wandered into a course in Biblical Hebrew, and I loved it so much I ended up choosing biblical studies as the focus of my undergraduate degree at Ambrose University. I am currently a first-year student at Yale Divinity School, pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) with a concentration in Theology.

The Bible is a big book. It’s written in three languages. And it’s translated into many more. It’s a book that is used and abused countless times every single day. And yet, despite its prominence in our world, it’s misunderstood or ignored by too many people.

I don’t claim to offer any answers on this website. In fact, I intend this to be a place for questions more than anything else. But I think that the questions posed here are worth asking, and I hope you will try to find at least a few answers of your own.

Because the Bible is a book, our understanding of it hinges on our understanding of language. Not just Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, but language. Here, I try to bring together the study of language with the study of the Bible. It won’t always work, but I’ll try.

I also talk about pop culture: Books, television, movies, theatre. Although sometimes the posts on my blog may make it seem otherwise, I am not a robot. So, I’ll share some of my thoughts on subjects outside of academia, too.

Consider this website a collection of my thoughts.

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