User:John Bockman

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Address: Akatsutsumi 1-43-1-405, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo 156-0044, Japan

Curriculum Vitae:

    Born in Roswell, New Mexico, 1953. Raised in Tucson, Arizona.

    Chrismated into the Orthodox Church, 1974.

    Master of Arts degree in (teaching) English as a Second Language, University of Arizona, 1977.

    Moved to Japan, 1979.

    Married Naomi Sophia Ozaki, at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Tokyo, 1981.

    One daughter, born 1982. Permanently disabled and living at home.

    Took up study of Greek, ca. 1996.

    A pilot page of an Interlinear Greek-Japanese Gospel of St. John was rejected by a religious publisher in Tokyo, ca. 1997. (A Jesuit classicist scholar who reviewed the page objected to the pronunciation scheme from the Greek textbook I'd been using.)

    Took up biblical studies, 1999-2000.

    Bought my first computer and resurrected the interlinear Gospel, Feb. 2000. It was published by the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Tokyo, some time before Pascha, 2004.

    Feel free to visit my Interlinear Greek-English Gospel of St. John at

    Sample of the Interlinear Gospel (Note that the default font here is "Symbol" but the Interlinear Gospel uses an uncial font. Also, here you have to highlight the space after "Translation"--go ahead, try it! In the Interlinear Gospel, a simple mouse-over of the word "Translation" will turn it on automatically):
    1 en arch hn o logoV, kai o logoV hn proV ton qeon, kai qeoV hn o logoV.
    Translation: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and/ God/ was/ the Word.
    2 outoV hn en arch proV ton qeon.
    Translation: The same was in the beginning with God.

    Currently an instructor at NIC International College, Tokyo, preparing Japanese high school graduates for foreign study.