You Never Even Call Me by My Name

Whether it was just a coincidence, or whether he read what I wrote about him, Dave Black said recently (Nov 9), “I have never considered myself . . . a New Testament Scholar.”

He says he finds distinctions between the academic and the devotional study of the Scripture to be superficial and misleading.

“The truth is” he continues, “that I do not see myself as a New Testament scholar but as a simple student of the Scriptures, a child, if you will, wading on the shore of an unlimited (and still vastly unexplored) ocean.” (here)

I think that’s a good point of view. My colleague Larry reminded me, though, that he did write the perfect Greek grammar.

And at least he didn’t object to being called a southern gentleman.

Dave Black Horseback

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