About John Bockman
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." [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.
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. To access it, click <A HREF="www.geocities.com/jbockman3rd">here</A>.
Currently an instructor at Nevada-California International Consortium of Universities and Colleges, Tokyo, preparing Japanese high school graduates for foreign study.