The other day Brian Fulthorp wrote about the Bible teaching pastor’s desk and quoted Walter Kaiser as saying:
The exegete [i.e., the Bible teacher] should keep on his [or her] desk a well-marked text book of Biblical theology along with lexicons and grammars. It will also be most helpful if that textbook has a Scripture index and a theme index so that the exegete may use this tool quickly without having to leaf through the whole book to find pertinent comments on the subject under investigation.
He then asked what our desks look like. We all know how much I love snapping pictures of my desk, and I happened to have the camera out, so here’s a couple of pics. I personally don’t any Biblical theology books on my desk; they have a shelf-and-a-half in the hallway. I do however have some grammars, lexical aids, and Hebrew/Greek texts on my desk in addition to a couple of English translations of the Bible. Here’s the left and right sides of my desk respectively: