User:John Bockman

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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, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind.

Dislikes: Neckties, dead-fish handshakes, wet doorknobs.

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. (O anhr authV hnesen authn, Pollai qugatereV ekthsanto plouton, pollai epoihsan dunata, su de uperkeisai kai uperhraV pasaV. [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 using Japanese characters.)

    Took up biblical studies, 1999-2000.

    Resurrected the interlinear Gospel after buying a computer, Feb. 2000, and published by the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Tokyo, 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, go to

    Currently an instructor at Nevada-California International Consortium of Universities and Colleges, Tokyo, preparing Japanese high school graduates for foreign study.