Kaspars has been fascinated by ancient languages since his teens. His training is in historical linguistics, specifically Indo-European linguistics, a field which integrates traditional philology (the close reading and analysis of ancient texts) and the diachronic study of language. Primary goals in this discipline include the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European, an early Bronze Age language, and tracing its subsequent linguistic development into a super-family of languages. The launching point for this endeavour is the earliest attested documents in the daughter languages (taking into account diverse writing systems, literary and historical contexts, and manuscript transmission). Kaspars’ interests have since expanded to include the biblical languages: their texts and manuscript traditions––as part of a broader Ancient Near Eastern linguistic context. He aims to devote his scholarship in service of the church by advancing our knowledge of God’s Word and its trustworthiness, and by communicating this to others.
MDiv, The Master’s Seminary
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
BA, University of Latvia