User:John Bockman

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<A NAME="About">About John Bockman</A>

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Putting on the Mask

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


Likes: Languages and teaching, classic movies, Irish music, English ale on tap, mountain hiking and cycling, Japanese hot springs, Morrowind.
Dislikes: Neckties, dead-fish handshakes, wet doorknobs.

  • 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. o anhr authV hnesen authn, Pollai qugatereV ekthsanto plouton, pollai epoihsan dunata, su de uperkeisai kai uperhraV pasaV. (Ihr Mann lobt sie: "Es sind wohl viele tuchtige Frauen, du aber ubertriffst sie alle."/ Her husband praises her, "Many daughters have obtained wealth, many have wrought valiantly; but thou hast exceeded, thou hast surpassed all." [Prov. 31:28-29])
  • One daughter, born 1982.
  • Took up study of Greek, ca. 1996.
  • A pilot page of an Interlinear Greek-Japanese Gospel of St. John, painstakingly typed using a vintage typewriter-style word processor, was rejected by a religious publisher in Tokyo, ca. 1997. (A Jesuit classicist scholar who had reviewed the page objected to the pronunciation scheme.) Tried to continue but lacked a publisher and a suitable word processor.
  • Took up biblical studies, 1999-2000, publishing a paper, Who were the "Sons of God" and the "Giants" in Gen. 6:1-4?, in The Struggler, June-Sept. 2000.
  • Resurrected the interlinear Gospel after buying a computer, Feb. 2000, and published some time before Pascha, 2004.
  • Decided an on-line Greek-English version would have more widespread appeal, June 2004. Began work in July after learning HTML.
  • Currently an instructor at Nevada-California International Consortium of Universities and Colleges, Tokyo, preparing Japanese high school graduates for foreign study.

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