Temporary Goodbye

For now, this blog will be my last one.  I am taking a “temporary” leave of absence from blogging.    

As most of you probably know, the difference between a PhD degree and all other degrees is that a PhD degree is awarded for original research–research on a new subject or about new materials relating to a subject that has been written about earlier. I did that at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, being awarded a PhD degree in 1963 for research I did relating to the Old Testament and later Jewish literature prior to the time of Jesus (materials that were written during the Intertestamental Period, the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament).

Some additional materials have come to my attention that would continue my earlier research through the life of Jesus–through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. As nearly as I can determine, this is original material that no one has delved into. It is a major undertaking, especially for an eighty-two year old man, whose Hebrew and Greek are a little rusty, but it is a scholar’s dream. I will not be working alone, but I will be the lead person. I estimate that it will be a full-time task that will take at least eighteen months–possibly longer–to complete. My wife and four children are very supportive of my taking on this academic endeavor about a religious subject that has been grossly misunderstood.

At this point in time, I prefer not to comment on the subject matter of this material, but from time to time I will keep you informed as to my progress.  For now, I will say a temporary “Goodbye.”



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