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Category Archives: Comps
I’ll be leaving for New York City today, since I’ll be taking my Hebrew Bible comprehensive examination tomorrow. I’m hoping that my books and notes will fit into my backpack! Yesterday, I took a particular approach to studying: I researched … Continue reading
I’m having a hard time sleeping right now, and I have four hours before I have to get up. Part of the problem is that I’m thinking of some of the errors I made on my comps, and I’m afraid … Continue reading
I took my final comp today. I expected it to be the hardest, but, actually, it wasn’t that bad. The professor could have chosen much harder Greek passages for me to translate on the test, from the large corpus that … Continue reading
I hate the day before a comp. There’s so much anxiety—burn-out mixed with panic attack. Actually taking the comp is not as bad. At that time, I either know the material or I don’t, and I no longer have to … Continue reading
I took my second comp today, the one in Hebrew Bible. (That means my school was open on this snowy day.) I’m not sure what to say about it. A lot of what I studied was not on it. There … Continue reading
I’m studying for my Hebrew Bible comp right now, which I will take tomorrow. I wonder, later on today, if I’ll get the same sort of mixture between burn-out and panic attack that I got last week, while studying for … Continue reading
One reason religion exists is that there is so much insecurity in the world. A line that I used to hear is that, as long as there will be math tests, then there will be school prayer. In my case, … Continue reading
Last night, I was studying for my first comp, the one in rabbinics. I felt as if I was having a panic attack mixed with burn-out! But prayer got me through. I started reading some of the midrashim as if … Continue reading
I’m reading Randall Heskett and Brian Irwin’s The Bible as a Human Witness to Divine Revelation off-and-on, and I thoroughly enjoyed Robert Wilson’s article in it, “Scribal Culture and the Book of Isaiah.” It tied together a lot of loose … Continue reading