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.