M.A.R. Yale Divinity School (Biblical Studies)
M.A.R. Pepperdine University (New Testament Studies)
B.A.M. Brigham Young University (Cello Performance)
Philip Abbott is a PhD student of Christianity in Late Antiquity at Stanford University. His interests include the production and reception of early Christian manuscripts, Syriac Christianity, asceticism, biblical interpretation, and the construction of heresy in early Christianity.
Philip has received numerous recognitions for his scholarship, including the two most prestigious honors awarded to graduates of Yale Divinity School: the Archibald Prize, awarded to the member of a graduating class who ranks highest in scholarship, and the Malherbe Fellowship, awarded to the graduate who has the most outstanding preparation in Greek and Latin. He also has been the recipient of the FLAS fellowship awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the study of Modern Hebrew (2017-18), as well as the award for Best Graduate Student Project for his master's thesis at Pepperdine University.
Philip is proficient in Syriac, Coptic, Classical Greek, Latin, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, and German. He has also worked for several years in Europe and the U.S. as a Romanian translator.
Late Antiquity Christianity