After I finished my PhD, I kinda assumed I’d move on to other things, but at SBL in London, I made quite a conscious decision that I’d try to stay on top of 1 Corinthians research, and make it a long term interest. I figure that in 25 years the world might need another 1 Corinthians commentary, so I might as well start preparing for it 😉
Oh and when I do produce that commentary, I’m planning to do a round-the-world trip to ask y’all for advice on my draft.
First stop will be Cambridge in the UK, to chat to the folks at Evangelical Textual Criticism to get advice on textual issues – like, should I do a commentary on the NA27 text, or maybe on a singular major manuscript?
Then I’ll head to ‘Merica and talk to David K.P. at Corinthian Matters about locations and material contexts that illuminate the letter. While I’m there I’ll talk tongues with Nick at Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, and ask Esteban at The Voice of Stefan whether I’m doing justice to Orthodox traditions.
Then I’d be off to take a photo of the good folks at Near Emmaus with my draft covering half of their faces…