Philip Zhakevich serves as Assistant Professor of Old Testament at The Master's Seminary.
Professor Zhakevich teaches courses in Hebrew grammar and exegesis, along with Th.M. level classes in the Old Testament. After receiving his B.A. from UCLA, he studied Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From there, he pursued his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and comparative Semitic languages at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation examined the tools Israelite scribes used to faithfully transcribe the text of Scripture. Before becoming a full-time professor at The Master’s Seminary, Phillip taught Modern and Biblical Hebrew at Princeton University. Dr. Zhakevich was raised at Grace Community Church, alongside his brothers Mark and Joseph, who are both full-time faculty members at The Master’s Seminary. In the 8th grade, Phillip became convinced of his sin and his need for a Savior. He repented, submitted his life to Christ, and began to use his love for music and his newfound desire to study the Bible in service of the church.