This is the blog of Martin Shields: some time lecturer in Old Testament, author, IT consultant, amateur photographer, and a few other things as well.

Martin’s tertiary education began with a degree in Physics and Pure Mathematics. He narrowly escaped spending a year down a mine in Broken Hill looking for solar neutrinos by studying Theology, completing a Masters Honours degree on Genesis 1–3 and then his PhD on Qohelet (Ecclesiastes).

“Shields-up” (a reference, if you’ve missed it, to Star Trek and other Sci-Fi stories) is a blog designed so I can deposit thoughts and ideas of varying significance.