PHD Projects

Completed Dissertations


  • Syntactic Variation in Clause Structure in Biblical Hebrew
    M. Naaijer
    Thesis defence: 1 December.


  • Translating Zephaniah in Context: A Study of Hebrew and Jusu Rhetorical Discourse Analysis
    B. R. Willits
    Thesis defence: 13 May, full text.
  • Syntax and Stylistics. In Search for Syntactical Parameters for the Textual Hierarchy of Prophetic Texts
    H. J. Bosman
    Thesis defence: 29 May, full text.
  • A Nova Aliança Em Tempos De Juízo. Uma visão aplicada da mensagem de Jeremias (Jeremiah: The New Covenant for life in a context of Judgment)
    K. H. Kepler (EST Colleges, Brasil; research stay at ETCBC 2017-2018)
    Thesis defence: 24 July, full text.


  • Participants, Roles and Characters. A Literary, Text-Syntactical and Cultural-Anthropological Study of Genesis 26:34–28:22
    C. N. Chebineh
    Thesis defence: 10 April, full text.
  • The Art of Biblical Performance: Performance Criticism and the Genre of the Biblical Narratives
    T. M. West
    Thesis defence: 29 May, full text.


  • Verbal Forms in Biblical Hebrew Poetry: Poetic Freedom or Linguistic System?
    G. J. Kalkman
    Thesis defence: 21 September, full text.
  • The Self-Enclosing God. John Chrysostom and Ephrem Syrus on Divine Self-Limitation as Gift of Love in Genesis 1–3
    R. Hunt
    Thesis defence: 14 December, full text.


Ongoing PHD Projects

  • Syntactic Variation in Non-Verbal Phrase Structure in Biblical Hebrew
    M. Kaajan
  • Verbal Valence in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Syntactic Variation and Linguistic Change
    F. P. Siebesma-Mannens
  • Who is Who in the Psalms? A Computational Analysis of Participants and Their Networks
    M. Erwich
  • The Language and Text of Psalms 1–30 According to the Peshitta Version
    J. A. Volkmer (Oxford Oriental Institute)
  • Discourse in the Book of Ezekiel: Reading the Text from a Non-Linear Approach
    B. Kronemeijer-Heyink
  • Investigating the Text-hierarchical Structures and Composition of Numbers
    Jin Gyu Sang.
  • Readings in the Tiqqune Sopherim: Insights for the Doctrine of Inspiration of Scripture
    Kingsley Yorgio
  • The Grammar and Rhetoric of Leviticus
    Christian Højgaard Jensen
  • The Character of God’s Judgement in the Extermination of the Canaanites through the Case of the Gibeonites
    Jack Kawira
  • Worship in the Book of Exodus: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of עָבָד in the Context of God’s Revelation to Israel
    Zeseat Fekadu