CRC Research Team:
John Screnock (B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, Northwestern College, summa cum laude) is completing his M.A. in Biblical Studies
at Trinity Western University. As a Research Assistant for the Canada Research Chair, he is working on the second edition of
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.
He has also worked on the Cave One Isaiah Scrolls for Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXII
and Psalms for the Oxford Hebrew Bible.
John plans to defend his thesis, "Word Order in the War Scroll (1QM) and Its Implications for Interpretation," in the spring of 2010. Besides Hebrew Linguistics and Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, he is interested in Textual Criticism, Septuagint Studies, and philological aspects of the translation, transmission, and reception of religious texts during the Second Temple period.
He has studied under Peter Flint, Martin Abegg, and Michael Wise, and spent a semester studying at Oxford University. During two teaching assistantships John has gained experience in classroom teaching and online teaching. He has presented at numerous student symposiums and colloquia, and has published in Bible Study Magazine (2009). In May 2010 he will present his paper "Word Order of Verbal Clauses in the War Scroll (1QM)" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Society of Biblical Literature.