Bible: Economic Commentary
An Economic Commentary on the Bible: Genesis to Revelation
This is my 31-volume series, An Economic Commentary on the Bible. It totals about 8,550 pages, not counting four separate appendix volumes. I began writing this series in early 1973. I completed it in August 2012.
In September 1977, I escalated my pace to 10 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. My cut-off date: February 11, 2012: my 70th birthday. As it turned out, my son got married on that day. He was born in September 1977.
I completed the project -- just barely -- on July 28, 2012. I had been forced to cease writing for six months when I did not have access to my library in 1998. I made up for this six month break: February 2012 to July 28, 2012. So, almost to the week, I had guessed had correctly in September 1977 as to how long this project should take.
Or is it just another example of Parkinson's law? "Work expands in order to fill the time allotted for its completion."
No one has ever attempted a Bible commentary like this: what the Bible has to say about the details of an academic discipline.
This was my homework for my life's calling, a book on Christian economic theory. I had to do the exegetical work first. I have completed part 1 of a book on The Covenantal Structure of Economics. I have four parts to go.
Then I must do the main work: an analytical book based on cause and effect (1,000 pages). Then I must do a mid-sized version (400 pages).
My basic outline is here, which I wrote in two weeks in 1987: Inherit the Earth.
They appear in reverse order: later books before earlier ones.