Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Garry Jost Digitizes Ethiopian Manuscripts

Dr. Garry Jost, religious studies faculty, joined colleagues from Portland and Texas to digitize Ethiopian manuscripts of the Old Testament while attending the EMML @ 40: The Life and Legacy of the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library conference at St. John's University in Minnesota in July 2013.

EMML is a project of Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, which has projects in a number of countries for the sake of preserving their manuscript heritage. At the conference, scholars from the USA, Germany, France and Ethiopia gave presentations.

For three days prior to the conference, Dr. Jost joined colleagues from Portland and Texas to collate – i.e., type into electronic form – Ethiopian manuscripts of the Old Testament, whose microfilm or digital images are only available onsite. These manuscripts are written in the Ge'ez language, the ancient Ethiopic language, which remains the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The modern Amharic language, which is the national language of Ethiopia, developed from Ge'ez.

This work is part of the Textual History of the Old Testament project directed by Dr. Steve Delamarter, George Fox Seminary. The collation of these manuscripts paves the way for research to identify manuscript families, to be presented at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in November 2013 in Baltimore.

Dr. Garry Jost's areas of expertise include biblical languages, biblical interpretation, Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), and the history and faith of Judaism. He is an ordained minister, and his background includes teaching high school German and Spanish and serving as pastor of a Mennonite congregation.

Related News

See All News

Ric Stephens Named ISOCARP President-Elect

Ric Stephens, business faculty, was named president-elect for the International Society of City and Regional Planners in September 2014.

Morgan Gary Launches Sustainable Laundromat

Morgan Gary's capstone project for her MBA in Sustainable Business evolved into Spin Laundry Lounge, turning her vision of a community-oriented, sustainably focused laundromat into a reality.

Calendar

See All Events

October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Alumni Reunion 2014

Save the date for 2014 Marylhurst Alumni Reunion. For more information, contact Kelly Ann Chee, Office of Alumni Relations, at 503.534.4059 or alu...

READ MORE

November 02, 2014

Music in the Woods: 45th Parallel

An afternoon of chamber music performed by 45th Parallel, featuring some of the most exciting musicians of the Pacific Northwest. The program, “V...

READ MORE

November 02, 2014

Marylhurst Community Orchestra: Fall Classics Concert

Join the Marylhurst Community Orchestra in welcoming in a new autumnal season with music!

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University