Scholars in Press: An interview with Bob Bascom

Scholars in Press: An interview with Bob Bascom

The following interview is part of an ongoing series titled Scholars in Press, which aims to showcase a particular variety of scholars who contribute to biblical studies through their linguistic skills. Robert Bascom • Post-graduate study (1 year) – UCLA, 1991 (Linguistics-visiting scholar) • Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, 1986 (Religion/Biblical Studies). Dissertation: Prolegomena to the Study of the … Continue reading

The Language Myth: A critical-review by David Adger

The Language Myth: A critical-review by David Adger

Posted by Kris with a K Lingua just published a critical-review by David Adger of Vyvyan Evans’ new popular-level book The Language Myth as well as an article Evans published on Aeaon. I actually just finished the book yesterday; so his review is quite timely on my end. I had been talking with several others about doing an interview with Evans in … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: An interview with James Tucker

Scholars in Press: An interview with James Tucker

Name: James Tucker Education: I received a BA in Greek from Multnomah University, and a MA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University. While I was at TWU, I participated in the Septuaginta Summer Course at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Currently, I am working on a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. This summer I will be in Israel … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: An interview with Jeremy Thompson

Scholars in Press: An interview with Jeremy Thompson

Name: Jeremy Thompson Education: PhD in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch; MA in Old Testament and Hebrew from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; BS in Psychology from Louisiana State University; Currently working on a certification in Python programming through the O’Reilly School of Technology (previously, but no longer, overseen by the University of Illinois) Favorite things: … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: An interview with Daniel Rodriguez

Scholars in Press: An interview with Daniel Rodriguez

Name: Daniel Rodriguez  Education: BA from Houston Baptist University; MA from Stellenbosch University; Hebrew Ulpan at Cambridge (2006); PhD from Stellenbosch (ABD, Dec 2015) Past-time: One of his favorite pastimes is smoking his pipe and skateboarding *** How did linguistics intersect with biblical studies in your life (or vice-versa)? I started reading generative linguistics on my own … Continue reading

It’s nice to have Information Structure at your side: Lev 27:28, a case in point

It’s nice to have Information Structure at your side: Lev 27:28, a case in point

I’m beginning a slow march through Numbers, in Hebrew; but before getting into it, I wanted to see how Leviticus segued into it. I got to 27:28 and saw word order arrangements that were full of goodies. It’s the second sentence. אַךְ־כָּל־חֵ֡רֶם אֲשֶׁ֣ר יַחֲרִם֩ אִ֨ישׁ לַֽיהוָ֜ה מִכָּל־אֲשֶׁר־ל֗וֹ מֵאָדָ֤ם וּבְהֵמָה֙ וּמִשְּׂדֵ֣ה אֲחֻזָּת֔וֹ לֹ֥א יִמָּכֵ֖ר וְלֹ֣א יִגָּאֵ֑ל … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: An interview with Elizabeth Robar

Scholars in Press: An interview with Elizabeth Robar

Name: Elizabeth Robar Education: MA in OT & MA in NT from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Graduate work with Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics; ABD from Southern Seminary (changed programmes from LXX > Hebrew, hence Southern > Cambridge); PhD from University of Cambridge Favorite Past-time: Sip homemade hot chocolate while my husband reads aloud to the family; … Continue reading