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About Philip B. Payne 

Philip B. PaynePhilip Barton Payne, the founder and president of Linguist’s Software, is a specialist in New Testament Studies. He is well known for his studies on New Testament Textual Criticism, the Parables of Jesus, and Man and Woman in the Teachings of Paul. He and his wife Nancy were missionaries in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church, where they ministered to students in the Kyoto Christian Studies Center and lectured on New Testament in various Japanese Seminaries. Phil started Linguist’s Software in 1984 in response to requests for the Greek, Hebrew, and Japanese fonts he had created for use in his studies and ministry. His company now sells fonts supporting more than 2600 languages. Phil and Nancy have three children David, Kimiko, and Brendan.

Academic Qualifications

  • B.S. (Biology, Pre-Med) Magna Cum Laude, Wheaton College, 1969
  • M.A. (New Testament Studies) Summa Cum Laude, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1972
  • M.Div. Summa Cum Laude, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1973
  • New Testament Studies under Martin Hengel and Peter Stuhlmacher, Tübingen University, 1973, 1974
  • Ph.D. New Testament Studies under J.P.M. Sweet and C.F.D. Moule, Cambridge University, 1976

New Testament Teaching Positions

  • Cambridge University Colleges: Supervisor of New Testament Studies 1974-1975
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1976
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1984-1987
  • Bethel Theological Seminary, 1986
  • Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest, 1988-