OK, it’s not the first day of the month but I want you to know that April 1 (no fooling) I will post the first in an 8-part [maybe 10-part] series — once a month, on the first day of the month — on volume 2 of his book: OT Theology: Israel’s Faith. The first paragraph of volume 2 is simply priceless:
“In the first volume, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Yhwh did from the beginning, though not about what Yhwh began to teach. In the third volume I hope to write about Yhwh’s teaching on how Israel was supposed to live. I shall be sixty-six if and when I finish it, and my father and both my grandfathers did not live that long. Having announced this project, I shall feel really stupid if I fail to complete it. But then I shall have other things to think about if that happens — or not to think about.”
Ah, love that irony.