New Book On Sale Today!

I'm pleased to announce today that my newest book, Ποῦ Οἱ Σταφυλῖνοι  Εἰσιν; (Where Are The Carrots?) is on sale for $7.65 HERE at Amazon.com.  Ποῦ Οἱ Σταφυλῖνοι  Εἰσιν; is a short story written in Koine Greek by Dr. T. Michael W. Halcomb and some of his family members. The story revolves around two horses and their missing carrots. Where did the carrots go? Did someone take them? Read and/or listen this fun tale to find out!

This is the first story in the new διήγημα ἐν τῇ Κοινή διαλέκτῳ (A Story in Koine) series, which is part of the "Conversational Track" in GlossaHouse's "AGROS" curriculum suite.  In addition to the print version of the book a listen-along audio file is also available for purchase below.  The audio file contains a 6-year old female child  reading the story and also an adult male reading the story.  

In addition, there is a watch-along video (in an animated flip-book/page-turn style) of the book available for purchase below. Purchase the audio and video files together an save (see below)!

The print version of the book is sold separately from audio/video companion files. The print version can be purchased HERE (Amazon) or HERE.
Audio Only ($5.99)
Video Only ($7.99)
Audio + Video ($11.99)


A Live Performance of Philemon

Here is a performance that I recorded of Dr. David Rhoads performing Philemon at the 2013 SBL pre-conference Performance Criticism event in Baltimore, MD. Enjoy!


Upcoming Conference Papers/Presentations

Despite having finished the Ph.D., life has not slowed down; indeed, I'm still just as busy as ever...maybe even more so.  In addition to teaching 8 classes at the Conversational Koine Institute this semester and launching the CKI podcast, among other things, I am preparing to deliver several papers.  As a well-known presenter once said, "I'll keep doing it until I die or the audiences die."  Hopefully, neither will be the case this time around but on the off-chance that you might be interested in what's on the horizon, here are some of the titles (with at least two more, which are not listed here, waiting to be confirmed):

* "Never Trust a Greek...Professor: Revisiting the Question of How Koine was Pronounced" (Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Knoxville, TN - March 14-15)

* "Acknowledging an Overlooked Element in Markan Christology: 'Preparing the Way' for a Reconsideration of Mk 1:1-4" (Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Knoxville, TN - March 14-15)

* "Erasmian’s Role In Linguistic Genocide: Issues Concerning Orality, Morality, and the Pronunciation of Koine Greek" (Theological Educators Forum on Orality, Wilmore, KY - April 3-4) - *Note: This essay will be collected for publication.

* "ἡ καινὴ σχολή· Communicating Ancient Greek Via Modern Technologies" (Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA - November 22-25) - *Note: This essay may be collected for publication.