Ancient Studies
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Prof Christo van der Merwe


MA Semitic Languages, MTh Old Testament, MPhil in Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching, DLitt Semitic Languages (Stellenbosch)

Professor

Lecturing specialisation

Biblical Hebrew; Bible Translation and cognitive semantics

Research specialisation

Theory of Bible translation; Bible translation as intercultural communication; cognitive linguistics; Biblical Hebrew semantics and pragmatics; analysis of the information structure of Biblical Hebrew texts; the teaching of Biblical Hebrew for special purpose; blended learning

Academic service/Community interaction

Director of the Centre for Bible Interpretation and Translation in Africa; Co-editor of the Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages; Member of the editorial board of Bible Translator; Member of editorial board of the Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew; Member of the Church Advisory Committee (The Bible in Afrikaans); Member of the executive committee of the new Bible in Afrikaans

Selected publications