I turned in my last Akkadian assignment and e-mailed my last paper yesterday. Today I hauled all my books back up to the University of Cincinnati. The next time I step foot in a classroom I will be teaching (knock on wood). After a normal semester I would feel a huge sense of relief, however my body already crashed a few weeks ago, and I am now on the clock for comprehensive exams.
Here at HUC there are three written comprehensive exams in areas of your choice. Each exam is a full-day. I have created sort of a hybrid program for myself that has broadly focused on Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, but I am more interested in the languages so I have taken Semitics classes whenever I can. Unfortunately there are not a lot of programs interested in someone who can teach Semitic languages. As of now, my three exams will be Hebrew Bible, Semitic Languages (2/3 Akkadian and 1/3 other), and Ancient Near Eastern History.