My name is David Stark. I am a research professor of biblical studies, husband, and father. I help talented and overwhelmed emerging scholars engage current research, leverage technology, and develop personally so that they can excel as professionals and enjoy a balanced, enriching life in biblical studies.
Here, you’ll find a mix of reflections on work in academia, resources for research, and balancing all of this with the rest of life. We are all learning in each of these areas in one way or another, and writing about them (and hearing from you) here is helpful in my own learning journey. And I hope you’ll find helpful the thoughts here helpful in yours as well. To start reading with some of my most popular posts, see the following:
- Irenaeus on 666 and 616
- Citing Electronic Journals with Individually Paginated Articles
- Justin’s Dialog with Trypho in Greek
- Walton, “Old Testament Theology for Christians”
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- On Academic Humility
- Subjective or Sympathetic Interpretation?
- Rasputin and Romans 6
- Jastrow, “Dictionary”
- Peje Iesous
I generally try to post 1–3 times a week and keep a good mix of post topics in these areas. If you’d like to learn a bit more about my background, please see my curriculum vitae. You can “Subscribe via Email” in the right-hand side bar to automatically receive updates in your inbox whenever there’s new content here.
Special thanks goes to Eugenio Mazzone for the header photograph here and on the social platforms where it appears. Naturally, the views expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person(s) or institution(s).