I spent most of the weekend working on a huge book survery of Matthew – overall structure, key verses/phrases, what can be deduced about the author and readers from the book itself, and general impressions of the book as a whole. All with verse references. I think my eyes were crossing trying read all of them on the screen and keep all of them straight. I probably typed out a good 500 numbers… at least. And then, of course, we get into class and he goes over his own books survey, which is fantastic and deep and so much more than what any of us probably did.
Of course, he’s been working on this for 30 years. We had a week. 🙂
And we’ve got another assignment for Thursday – the same thing, except just on the first part of the first chapter of Matthew (the genealogy). Plus I have to finish reading a book for KCW, do a Hebrew worksheet or two (plus keep working on memorizing and learning the word structure), and do the reading and study questions for Method & Praxis.
I really think it would be a bit easier if I wasn’t working. And it’s not that I don’t appreciate having a good job where I make a really great hourly rate (esp. for a part-time person) and get benefits… but it does cut into my homework and study time. I was up until 1am last night finishing up my Matthew and Hebrew homework – and almost every spare moment from the last week or so has been filled with homework.
I’m tired, and it’s only the beginning of the fourth week! 🙂 On the upside, though, I really do enjoy the classes and the learning. I just have to get this homework stuff under control… if that’s even possible.