Bio for Josh Westbury
Hebrew Language Specialist, Logos Bible Software, email@example.com
Josh is a PhD candidate (ABD) in biblical languages at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His dissertation, written under the supervision of Christo Van der Merwe, focuses on word order variation (information structure) in Biblical Hebrew. In 2009, Josh and his wife, Bri, moved to South Africa, where he earned an MA in biblical languages (cum laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. He holds an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in exegesis and a BA from Houston Baptist University with double majors in biblical languages and Christian theology. Josh’s primary academic interest is the study of biblical languages through the application of modern linguistic theoretical approaches. Presently, his research focuses on phenomena at the syntax-discourse interface, utilizing a cognitive-functional theoretical approach.
Josh is passionate about helping people discover the joys of reading the Bible in its original languages and moving beyond translation to better understand how the languages function in context. He is the cocreator of the Lexham Hebrew Discourse Bible and the Lexham High Definition Old Testament and a coauthor of the (forthcoming) Discourse Grammar of the Hebrew Bible: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.
Josh and Bri were married in 2005. While living in South Africa, they were blessed with a daughter, Estelle. In 2011, the Westburys moved to Bellingham, WA, where Josh serves as Hebrew language specialist at Logos Bible Software.