Camil Staps

Camil Staps [ka'mil stɑps] he/his

PhD candidate in Semitic linguistics



Refereed articles


Camil Staps, 2020. '"When Dust Was Poured Out": Creation in Job 38.36–38'. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 44 (3), pp. 456–471. doi: 10.1177/0309089219862828

Camil Staps, 2020. 'Prepositions and the Grammaticalization of Ancient Hebrew Bipartite Reciprocal Markers'. Journal of Semitic Studies 65 (1), pp. 61–84. doi: 10.1093/jss/fgz050


Camil Staps, John van Groningen and Rinus Plasmeijer, 2019. Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code for Sandboxing and Distributed Systems, in Jurriën Stutterheim and Wei Ngan Chin (eds.), Implementation and Application of Functional Languages (IFL '19), September 25–27, 2019, Singapore, Singapore. doi: 10.1145/3412932.3412941


Camil Staps, 2018. 'A Case Study of Reciprocal Middles in Biblical Hebrew: the Niphal of לחם'. Orientalia 87 (2), pp. 159–183.

Book reviews


Camil Staps, 2021. 'Review of: Margaret Winters, Historical Linguistics'. LINGUIST List 32 (1438).


Camil Staps, 2020. 'Review of: Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal, The NP-strategy for Expressing Reciprocity'. Bibliotheca Orientalis 77 (3/4), pp. 318–322.

Non-refereed work


Camil Staps, 2019. Tense, Aspect and Modality in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic. Master thesis, Leiden University.

Camil Staps, 2019. Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code for Sandboxing and Distributed Systems. Master thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen.


Camil Staps, 2017. Code generation for the Thumb-2 instruction set. Bachelor thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen.


I keep track of the conferences I visit and how much CO2 I emit in doing so.

NL-FP day, 2020-01-10Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code (with John van Groningen and Rinus Plasmeijer).
CLIN28, 2018-01-26Combining grammatical features for dating texts in small-corpus languages (abstract & PDF).
NL-FP day, 2018-01-05Cloogle: a programming language search engine and its applications (abstract & PDF).
LUGN, 2016-10-11Introduction to Docker (PDF).

Software projects

MəḇaqqēšA spreadsheet application for scholars of the Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew.
HebrewToolsSeveral web applications for Biblical Hebrew education (GitHub).
CloogleThe Clean language search engine (GitLab).

Find more on GitLab, GitHub, and


2019–2024NWO Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen, €249K (covering my PhD project; applied for by Holger Gzella; grant no. PGW.19.015).


2020–2021Hebrew II, Radboud University Nijmegen (5 ECTS).
Hebrew I–III, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (15 ECTS).
2015–2019Student assistant for various courses in computing science, Radboud University Nijmegen. See under Employment for a list of courses.


Sep. 2019–presentPhD candidate, Leiden University & Radboud University Nijmegen.
Supervised by Johan Rooryck and Ellen van Wolde.
Sep. 2019–Aug. 2021Scientific programmer / software architect, TOP Software.
Feb. 2021–Jul. 2021Lecturer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Sep.2015–Aug. 2019
Student assistant, Radboud University Nijmegen (click for an overview of activities).

2018–19: work on the Clean ecosystem

2017–18: Combinatorics, Functional Programming for AI

2016–17: Algorithms and Data Structures, Combinatorics, Functional Programming for AI, Functional Programming 1, Introduction to Cryptography, Operating Systems

2015–16: Combinatorics, Functional Programming 1, Functional Programming 2, Introduction to Cryptography, Mathematical Structures

May 2013–Mar. 2019Owner of ViviSoft.


2017–2019Research MA. Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, Leiden University (cum laude).
2017–2019MSc. Software Science, Radboud University Nijmegen (summa cum laude).
2014–2017BSc. Computing Science, Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude).