Monday, October 12, 2020

NEH grant for research on Ethiopic Bible

ETHIOPIC WATCH: Abilene Christian University project earns $300,000 to recreate Ethiopian Bible structure (Timothy Chipp, Abilene Reporter-News).
An Abilene Christian University research project got a little financial help recently from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Curt Niccum, associate director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts, has spent several years reconstructing and studying early Christian writing in the ancient Ethiopian language known as Ge'ez.

The NEH granted his research, which he runs in collaboration with retired Portland Seminary professor Steve Delamarter and several others, $300,000 to "trace the broad history of the Old Testament, noting both its translation from the Greek and how it was modified over the years."


Congratulations to Professors Niccum and Delamarter and their team!

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