By Maisune Rafeh
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Professor Joshua Roberson has just finished the draft of his second book, which has been accepted for publication later this year.
Roberson teaches history on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. Roberson studied in the field of Egyptology and he admits to being influenced by Indiana Jones upon deciding this was what he wanted to study.
Roberson’s second book is called “The Awakening of Osiris and the Transit of the Solar Barques” and revolves around Egyptian cryptology. He said his reasoning for writing about this subject is “the texts are very difficult and no one had translated it before.” He added he is “making translations of material that no one has read accurately.”
It took Roberson four months to complete his first draft, in comparison to his first book, which took him 10 years. “The texts are very difficult because they are cryptographic, that’s why they have not been translated,” he said. Aside from the research, Roberson said the hardest part was finding a publisher.
Freshman Angelique Grasso stated, “Professor Roberson made me enjoy history and actually like coming to class. The fact he gets so passionate about his lectures makes it a lot more interesting. He is very educated and I feel like I can learn a lot from him.” Grasso attended Roberson’s classes in the spring semester of 2013.
Roberson’s first book is titled “Ancient Egyptian Books of the Earth” and was published by Brown University in 2012. He has also written dozens of articles on the topic, and In the future he plans to write more books. “I hope to publish some inscribed material from South Egypt,” he stated.
Roberson’s first book can be found on Amazon, and upon publication, his second book will also be found there. To read some of his articles, you can go to http://www.camdencc.academia.edu/joshuaroberson.