CRBMI Research Associate Steve Young, a Master of Arts (Biblical Literature and Languages) student at Shepherds Theological Seminary, has been selected to participate in a two-week Sahidic Coptic intensive in Wuppertal, Germany (12-24 Februrary). The course is hosted at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel and the course, lodging, and travel is fully funded by Museum of the Bible.
During the first six-day session, students will rapidly encounter the basics of grammar and vocabulary, while the second six-day series will survey texts from the Coptic Bible and Nag Hammadi corpus. Students arrive Sunday 11 February with at least the first 98 words from Metzger’s Coptic word list memorized (preferably through 205) and a master of the first three Chapters of Layton’s grammar Coptic in 20 Lessons (preferably through chapter ten). The experience will not replace a proper Coptic course, but instead augments self-learning, offering students a brief overview of the language as well as some of the cardinal issues relevant to early Christianity and textual criticism.
Congratulations to Steve for being one of the six students selected for the award program!