Sung Jin Park

Dean of Asian Studies and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies


Dr. Park has earned a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2012 and 2010, respectively, and a Th.M. in Old and New Testaments from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2004. Prior to being called into ministry, he worked as a research engineer for Hyundai Motor Company for six years, having earned a M.S. and B.S. in Material Science & Engineering from POSTECH and Hanyang University, respectively. Prior to coming to Midwestern, Dr. Park taught Ph.D. and Rabbinical students at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has also served as a teaching pastor at All Nations Congregation of Cincinnati Chinese Church (Ohio), and previously as English Bible Study senior leader at Sa-Rang Community Church, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Park is married to Alice Park, and has three children: Eileen, Eunice, and Euclid.


Publications:

  • Typology in Biblical Hebrew Meter: A Generative Metrical Approach

    Edwin Mellen Press, 2017.Learn More
  • "Biblical Hebrew Poetry" in "Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?"

    A Grammatical Tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman, Eisenbrauns, 2017.Learn More
  • "Pointing to the Accents in the Scroll": The Functional Development of the Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible

    Hebrew Studies 55 (2014): 73-88.
  • "The Text and Translations of Job"

    A Comparative Study on 11QtgJob with Other Versions According to Translation Techniques. Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 2/2 (2013): 165-190.
  • "Application of the Tiberian Accentuation System for Colometry of Biblical Hebrew Poetry"

    Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 39/2 (2013): 113-128.
  • "A New Historical Reconstruction of the Fall of Samaria"

    Biblica 93/1 (2012): 98-106.
  • "The Cultic Identity of Asherah in Deuteronomistic Ideology of Israel"

    Zeitschrift für die alttestamentlich Wissenschaft 123/4 (2011): 553-564.
  • "Short Notes on the Etymology of Asherah"

    Ugarit Forschungen 42 (2010): 527-534.
  • Numerous book reviews in Review of Biblical Literature, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.