Ancient Studies
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Doctorates

​​​Completed Doctoral Dissertations

2020

Meyer, J.C. Vergil's Menagerie: Animal imagery in the Aeneid. (Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr A de Villiers)

Park, J.H. The psychagogical function of the topos of anger in Greco-Roman moral philosophy. (Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof JC Thom)

Stein, D.E. Assessing the extent of relational meaning of the noun ʾīš in Biblical Hebrew. (Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof CHJ van der Merwe)

Welman, T. Orphan artefacts: Investigating the place of classical objects in the Iziko collection, Cape Town. (Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr S Masters)


2017
Bivin, W.E. The particle 'im and conditionality in Biblical Hebrew revisited: A cognitive linguistic account (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

Locatell, C.S. Grammatical polysemy in the Hebrew Bible: A cognitive linguistic approach to kî (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

More, J. Is Jesus king? a critical examination of Paul's thought in the context of the Hellenistic kingship topos (Ph.D. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Rodriguez, D.L. The Biblical Hebrew prepositions taḥat, ʻal, ʼaḥar and lifnê/mifnê: A cognitive linguistic account (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

2016
De Villiers, A. Catullus decentred: the poetics of the periphery (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: S. Thom; co-supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Jordaan, D. The intertextual relationship between Augustine's Confessions and the Letter to the Romans (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: A. Kotzé)

Van Dijk, R.M. The form, function and symbolism of standards in ancient Mesopotamia during the third and fourth millennia BCE: An iconographical study (Ph.D. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: I. Cornelius)

Warren, L. Psychagogy in Plutarch's Moralia and Parallel Lives: the image of the ideal woman (Ph.D. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)

2015
Klop, D.J.O. Beer as a signifier of social status in ancient Egypt with special emphasis on the New Kingdom period (ca. 1550 – 1069 BCE) (Ph.D. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: I. Cornelius)

Watt, M. Re-sculpting Hebrew poetry: the re-creation of a sacred text  exemplified by Psalms 2, 3 and 131 (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: E.R. Wendland)

2014
Berman, S.K. Analyzing the frames of a Bible: the case of the Setswana translations of the book of Ruth (D.Phil. Bible Interpretation. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: E.R. Wendland)

Cherney, K.A. Portuguese versions of Second Isaiah as case study (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: H.L. Bosman)

Coombes, M.J. Augustine's Contra Fortunatum: Perspectives from critical discourse (Ph.D. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: A. Kotzé)

Megahan, M.L. Some lexemes for joy in Biblical Hebrew. A cognitive linguistic investigation (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: P.A. Kruger)

Westbury, J. Left-dislocation in Biblical Hebrew: A cognitive linguistic account (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)


2013
Van den Heever, M.  Idioms in Biblical Hebrew: towards their identification and classification (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: E.R. Wendland)

Yoo, C-J. A cognitive linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew connectives (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

2012
Kim, J. The pastoral letter in early Christianity up to the early fifth century C.E. (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)


2011
Bosman, T.  Biblical Hebrew lexicology and cognitive semantics: a study of lexemes of affection (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

Heath, D.M. Chiastic structures in Hebrews (Ph.D. Ancient Languages. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Thompson, J. Learning Biblical Hebrew vocabulary: insights from second language vocabulary acquisition (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: J. Oosthuizen)


2009
Steyn, G.J. A quest for the Vorlage of the explicit quotations in Ad Hebraeos (D.Litt. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: J. Cook; co-supervisor: J.C. Thom)

2008
Chemorion, D.C.  Narrative and poetry genre in the book of Jonah: Towards a participatory approach in Bible Translation (D.Th. Old Testament. Supervisor L.C. Jonker; co-supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

Imbayarwo, T.B. A Biblical Hebrew lexicon for translators based on recent developments in theoretical lexicography (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe; co-supervisor: R. Gouws)


2007
Evans, A. The development of Jewish ideas of angels: Egyptian and Hellenistic connections ca. 600 BCE and c.200 CE (D.Phil. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: J. Cook; co-supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Runge, S. A discourse-functional description of participant reference in Biblical Hebrew narrative (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

2006
Pohlig, J.  A cognitive analysis of similes in the book of Hosea (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

2005
Boeke, J. du P. Wisdom in Pindar: gnomai, cosmology and the role of the poet (D.Litt. Classical Languages. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Foster, S. An experiment in Bible translation as transcultural communication: The translation of ברית 'Covenant' into Lomwe, with a focus on Leviticus 26 (D.Th. Old Testament. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)


2004
Floor, S. From information structure, topic and focus to theme in Biblical Hebrew narrative (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

Moomo, D.  The meaning of the Biblical Hebrew verbal conjugations from a cross-linguistic perspective (Ph.D. Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)

Swart, L. A stylistic comparison of selected visual representations on Egyptian funerary papyri of the 21st Dynasty and wooden funerary stelae of the 22nd Dynasty (c. 1069-715 BCE) (D.Phil. Ancient Cultures. Supervisor: I. Cornelius)

2003
Kotzé, A. The protreptic-paraenetic purpose of Augustine's Confessions and its Manichean audience (D.Litt. Classical Languages. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)


2001
Smith. K.G. Bible translation and relevance theory: the translation of Titus (D.Litt. Biblical Languages. Supervisor J.C. Thom; co-supervisor C.H.J. van der Merwe)


2000
Payle, K. Final sentences in Biblical Hebrew prose (Ph.D Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)


1997
Meister, M.F.  Interrogatives in Biblical Hebrew: a case study in the Joseph narrative (Ph.D Biblical Languages. Supervisor: C.H.J. van der Merwe)


1995
Landon, C.H. A text-critical study of the Epistle of Jude (D.Litt. Greek. Supervisor: J.C. Thom)

Klingbeil, M.G. Yahweh fighting from heaven. God as warrior and as god of heaven in the Hebrew Psalter and ancient Near Eastern iconography (D.Litt. Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supervisor: I. Cornelius)​