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Dr. Philip EngmannDr. Philip Engmann

(Lecturer)


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Primary Department: Theology department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

 

 

Education

  • PhD, Old Testament  Hebrew and Greek Studies (self-paying)
  • MPhil Degree in Old Testament Theology, CUC/University of Cape Coast

 

Brief Biography

Ing. Philip Engmann a corporate member of the GhIE (Ghana Institution of Engineers), GIIT, etc. begun his career as a telecommunications engineer and worked with Vodafone-Ghana for several years rising to the level of General Manager/Technical and Customer Service issues. He initiated a twice-a-week, peak-time, 9-11am Choice FM radio programme entitled ICT World, which ran for five years. His further contributions include several papers delivered at various conferences such as AFRITEL (African Telecommunications Summit), World Telecoms Day, GhIE (Ghana Institute of Engineers) conferences, catalysing the broadband revolution in Ghana and bringing into fruition outsourced call centres such as the ECG Call Centre. He is also the founder member of GISPA, the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association, an association which was vital for improving internet access and quality in Ghana. Philip participated in the National ICT Roundtable Conference in 2000.

Philip Engmann’s Christian upbringing always propelled him towards the scriptures and eventually into the original biblical languages. These studies fascinated Philip because the Greek and Hebrew texts threw significant light on the word of the Lord. He looked for his own private lecturers and audited biblical language classes at the University of Ghana, the Ghana Christian College, Central University College, etc. Recently, his interest in scripture was re-kindled when his attention was drawn to some contradictions within the holy writ which seemed to challenge his Christian faith and the concept of the infallibility of scripture. Enquiry into these apparent contradictions led him to pursue and complete his MPhil degree at the Central University College of Ghana (receiving his postgraduate degree from University of Cape Coast) and a PhD at the Dept. for the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana.

He was a regular panellist on the Sunday evening Choice radio programme, Gospel Profile and also taught for a 13-week period on the topic, Thirteen Steps to Jesus. He has published two books entitled, Textual Criticism of the LXX and the MT: Psalm 8:5-7 (Recovering the Urschrift Text of the Hebrew Bible), Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmBH & Co. KG, 2011 and Textual Criticism of the Codex Leningradensis and the Codex Vaticanus, Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmBH & Co. KG, 2013; and his recent article, Deuteronomy 32:43: LXX, MT, DSS or Neither? has been accepted for publication in the Centre for Mother tongue Biblical Hermeneutics, and other journal articles submitted for consideration.

Philip is a member of several international theological societies, such as SBL, IOSOT, OTTSA, etc. He has presented papers at some international conferences namely, Towards a More Standardized Methodology of Old Testament Textual Criticism, Amsterdam, SBL International Conference, July, 2012; A Survey of Old Testament Text Critical Methodology, South Africa, JCRT (Joint Conference on Religion & Theology), June 2012; Making a Fresh Case for De Lagarde, at least from Double Entendre, University of Birmingham 3rd Postgraduate Biblical Studies Conference, 3rd July 2013.

Although having taught at several institutions such as Trinity Theological Seminary, Central University College, etc., Philip is a currently lecturer in Hebrew and Greek Old Testament studies, thesis co-ordinator and the Head of Theology Dept. (elect), at the Regent University. He runs a Theses Advisory for PhD & Masters students and is currently assisting PhD students in the areas of Psychology, Engineering, Theology, Theatre Arts, and several MA/MBA/MPhil students from various departments including Finance, Business, Music, Agriculture, etc.

 

Books Published

  1. Textual Criticism of the LXX and the MT: Psalm 8:5-7(Recovering the Urschrift Text of the Hebrew Bible), Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmBH & Co. KG, 2011.
  2. Textual Criticism of the Codex Leningradensis and the Codex Vaticanus, Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmBH & Co. KG, 2013.

 

International Papers Presented (some electronically)

  1. Towards a More Standardized Methodology of Old Testament Textual Criticism, Amsterdam, SBL International Conference, July, 2012.
  2. A Survey of Old Testament Text Critical Methodology, South Africa, JCRT (Joint Conference on Religion & Theology), June 2012
  3. Making a Fresh Case for De Lagarde, at least from Double Entendre, University of Birmingham 3rd Postgraduate Biblical Studies Conference, 3rd July 2013
  4. Textual Analysis of the Closing Verse of the Last Song of Moses. Scotland, SBL International Conference, 7-11th July, 2013.
  5. The Supremacy of the LXX Text in the Doxology of Ha’azinu. IOSCS (Interantional Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies, July 2013).
  6. Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism before and after the Qumaran Discoveries, IOQS (International Organization of Qumran Studies, July 2013)
  7. The Scarlet Pimpernel:Discovering Some Elusive Urschrift Texts, EABS (European Association of Biblical Studies, July 2013)

 

Membership of Theological Societies

  1. SBL (Society of Biblical Literature)
  2. International Academic Text-Critical Online Association
  3. International Evangelical Text-Critical Online Association
  4. IOSOT (International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament)
  5. IOMT (International Organization for the Study of the Masoretic Text)
  6. IOQS (International Organization for Qumran Studies)
  7. IOSCS (International Organization for the Septuagint and Cognate Studies)
  8. OTTSA (Old Testament Society of South Africa)
  9. SASNES (South African Society of Near Eastern Studies)
  10. International Online Academic Hebrew Association
  11. International Academic Online Septuagint Association
  1. International Koine Greek Online Association

 

Conferences/Colloquia Attended

  1. SBL Annual Meeting (Society of Biblical Literature), 7th-11th July, 2013 ( modest scholarship awarded)
  2. SBL Annual Meeting (Society of Biblical Literature), Nov., 2012
  3. SBL International Meeting, July, 2012
  4. CBL (Colloquium Biblicum Lovianse), 26th –28th July, 2012
  5. JCRT South Africa, June, 2012
  6. Faculty of Arts Colloquium, University of Ghana, April 2012

 

Grants/Scholarships

  1. Scholarship to pursue MPhil Studies in Old Testament theology at CUC (Central University College)
  2. Scholarship to assist attendance at Scotland SBL 2013