UNA LINGUA NUMQUAM SATIS EST: Learning Latin at Potchefstroom

Here are the ancient languages I have learned so far (not counting the modern languages):

  1. Biblical Hebrew (8 semesters at the University of Sydney, with background knowledge of inscriptional Hebrew, Dead Sea Scrolls Hebrew, and Mishnaic Hebrew)
  2. Biblical Aramaic (6 semesters ar the University of Sydney, with background knowledge of inscriptional Aramaic)
  3. Akkadian (3 semesters at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  4. New Testament Greek (2 semesters at the University of Sydney + vacation intensive course at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  5. Classical Greek (1 semester, Graecum at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Note: Certificates obtained from the above language courses can be sent to the relevant authority upon request.

Now I am picking up Latin at Potchefstroom! We are using Oxford Latin Course as our textbook. Further review exercises can be found on this really helpful website: http://www.umsl.edu/~phillipsm/oldrills/


Photo courtesy of alibris

By the way, do you know that more than 50% of modern English words are built on Latin? (more…)

Announcement: A Job Seeker

A photo from last world cup? Taken from http://centralpasoccer.com/files/2010/10/mueller-goal-wc.jpg

After the defense, I will also be officially unemployed (graduation = unemployment?)

Therefore, if you are a potential employer or you know of any temporary research or teaching opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact me at qtcoconut@hotmail.com (I know this email address sounds a bit funny, but this is the mailbox I check most often ;p)

For your deliberation, I will tell you a bit about myself. And you can also ask me for my CV and other relevant documents. My bachelor, honours and PhD are all related to the Bible (Old Testament/Hebrew Bible) and its related languages (mainly Semitic languages – e.g. Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian). I am interested in any jobs related to the Bible.

Goal/Dream: (more…)