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.
• 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 Itinerary Genre in the Old Testament and Beyond. UMI: Ann Arbor, 1986
• M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, 1977 (Theology/Biblical Studies)
• B.A. Westmont College, 1973 (Political Science)
Favorite activities: Hiking in the local mountains and road biking on the local streets.
How did linguistics intersect with biblical studies in your life (or vice-versa)?
Linguistics for me came both before and after my biblical training. I was raised the son of Wycliffe Bible Translators / Summer Institute of Linguistics missionary/teachers. I spent from September to June in the mountains of northern Mexico among the Northern Tepehuan, with whom…
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