According to my blog’s records, this week marks five years since I entered the blogosphere. Hard to believe, I know. And hard to endure for those who’d say it’s five years too many.
As many of you know, I have three blogs. As far as a five-year track record for this blog, here are some stats:
Number of Posts: 367
Word Count: 136,916
Hey guy! No sweats! You’ve done well…taught well, honestly, and with little tolerance for stupid, or thoughtless questions or statements, which, (in too much of today’s Academic World), is a VERY NECESSARY DISCIPLINE! THANKS and may God continue to anoint you to continue to teach us and help us better understand the Bible, (and Hebrew)!
Congrats on the perseverance! From the earlier times I know there were some blogs that didn’t make it very far. Here’s the next 5 years!
Congratulations on the milestone! Just this morning I was reading a thread on a discussion forum, UFO Casebook, where I was pleased to see your site, Sitchin Is Wrong, recommended by one of the discussion participants as containing info that should be reviewed. According to the post, you inspired the individual, who seemed to have initialy found Sitchin’s material quite compelling, to do some fact checking, which included obtaining a Hebrew dictionary for research purposes. Suffice it to say they now strongly urge those interested to dig deeper than Sitchin’s books allow.
Providing accurate information to those who sincerely seek it is a worthy use of time and attention, in my opinion. Thank you, Dr. Heiser, for your contributions.
you’re welcome; and thank you for your work.
I want to add one more thought…Dr., your work is inestimable, as it is a TREMENDOUS source of TRUE teaching on BOTH proper methods of translation AND interpretation. Two VERY SERIOUSLY weak points in MOST (myself included) Christian’s growth & maturity in the WORD. I also appreciate your directness, and not being “politically correct”. I’ve learned more from studying on your site, (your various papers), in 5 yrs. than I had learned,previously, from Scripture, in 35 yrs.
I’ll probably NEVER conquer Hebrew, but, with your help, I’ve been able to encourage those who I’ve met and I knew COULD learn it, to STUDY & LEARN, so that they are better able to “…rightly divide the WORD”,
AND, I ALWAYS send EVERYONE I think worthy, to your site to learn. Unfortunately, MANY that i meet have little or no hunger for a deeper and more profound understanding of the WORD, so, when I come across such folks, I IMMEDIATELY suggest your site. Yours is one of the few teaching sites that I’ve found free of agendas, (other than educating the flock). I just want to encourage you that your work has FAR FURTHER REACH than you can imagine.