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Sofi Abebe


Sofi Abebe, MS, MTh, PhD


Lecturer in New Testament and Greek

Oak Hill is a place of joyful commitment to our triune God, and I am thrilled to be able to serve here. The quality of teaching and relationships with faculty, staff, and students is a formative joy, and it is an honour indeed to participate in the life of such a significant residential theological college."

Sofanit teaches New Testament and Greek, and her research focuses primarily on 1 Peter and the early Jewish apocalyptic literature. She holds a PhD in the New Testament & Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh.

Before coming to Oak Hill, Sofanit served as lecturer and Dean of Students at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa. She believes that the Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith and that it is a gift from God to the church. For this reason, theological training is vital as it seeks to equip people to read the Word of God carefully and in-depth in its original context, teach it and faithfully apply it to their lives faithfully and consistently.

Sofanit is the author of Apocalyptic Spatiality in 1 Peter and Selected 1 Enoch Literature: A Comparative Analysis (forthcoming, Mohr Siebeck) and has published chapters in Beyond Canon: Early Christianity and the Ethiopic Textual Tradition (2020, T&T Clark) and The Blessing of Enoch: 1 Enoch and Contemporary Theology (2017, Wipf & Stock). She is currently working on a commentary on 1 Peter for the Hippo Exegetical Commentary Series (forthcoming, Langham Publishing) and a chapter submission for Theology in Context Vol 1 (forthcoming, Zondervan Academic).


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