Iosif Zhakevich is Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Master’s Seminary and an elder at Grace Community Church.
After receiving his B.A. from UCLA, and an M.Div. and Th.M. from TMS, Iosif completed an M.A. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he focused on Near Easter languages and civilizations. Dr. Zhakevich grew up in a Christian home and was exposed to the Bible and to the gospel from childhood. However, it wasn’t until he was seventeen that he realized he had never repented of his sin and committed to following Christ. This lack of repentance and lack of loyalty to Christ made him acknowledge that he was simply living the life of a nominal Christian. At this point, he confessed his sin and proclaimed his commitment to following Christ.
At TMS, Dr. Zhakevich teaches Hebrew Exegesis, Exegesis of Messianic Texts, and History of Biblical Criticism, among other classes. At Grace Community Church, Dr. Zhakevich co-leads a fellowship group with Dr. Abner Chou.