Welcome to Scholarly Wanderlust by Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer

Spring Forward and Get On With It

Twice per year, we have a recycled complaint and discussion in our home: why we have to change the clocks back and forward, followed by all the reasons it’s a bad idea. Then, a few days pass, and everyone is on to the next thing. For me, that’s ramping up blog topics and reviewing unfinished blog posts. Springtime starts a season of writing. Abstracts are due for conference proposals, I have a paper to finish so it’s ready to present at the summer conference, and since all the winter festivities have gone into hibernation, I finally have some time to queue up writing goals for the year.

This month, my book on the topic of my dissertation was published by Pickwick Publications. Divine Council, Ethics, and Resistance in Psalm 82 is available for order. I expect to post a few blogs to explain some of the features discussed in my book. These can be found by searching Psalm 82.

Scholarly Wanderlust Logo

Feel free to browse my blogs on various topics and consider the discussion whenever you are inspired. Please consider submitting your email address to receive occasional updates. Meanwhile, I wish you the best on your journey. Find a place of peace in this world.

Read my most recent blog below:

  • Why is Psalm 82 Considered a Difficult Text?
    I started working on Psalm 82 more than a decade ago to unpack the relationship between the Divine Council and Earthly justice-seeking councils, like the Council of Elders in the Bible. I quickly discovered that Psalm 82 was a difficult text to unpack, and many scholars disagreed about its origin, its place in the Psalter, its purpose, and its genre. Furthermore, interpreters had difficulties working out what certain words and phrases meant. For this reason, many have considered Psalm 82 problematic. As a result, most Psalms commentaries deal very little with the psalm, avoiding its tension, preferring a glossed and…