Thursday, May 19, 2011
Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK
I just received word that I was awarded the Doctoral Researcher Elite Scholarship for studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The scholarship covers tuition and research and living expenses for a full three-year Ph.D. program. Starting in October, God willing, I will spend the next three years researching the history of transmission of the text of the Hebrew Old Testament in light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Charlotte Hempel, with a specialty in Qumranic and Second Temple Jewish studies, will be supervising my dissertation. I also hope that New Testament textual critic David Parker will be a valuable resource for interdisciplinary dialogue on issues of manuscripts and methodology. My family and I are very excited about these future studies and the adventure they are sure to bring as we move to a foreign country and culture. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated as we try to figure out the logistics.