Rev. Dr. Yung Hun Choi

Rev. Dr. Yung Hun Choi

Director of Korean VET, Lecturer in Old Testament

Yung Hun was born in South Korea (1965) and became a born-again Christian in 1988. After the graduation of MDiv and ThM in Korea, he migrated to Auckland, New Zealand. In Auckland he had much time to study biblical texts particularly in terms of their literary structure and theology. In 2006, he migrated to Sydney, Australia for ministry and teaching.

As a part time in Chester Hill and then as a full time in Parramatta, Yung Hun has been teaching Korean students in Alphacrucis College since 2008. Now he is living in Parramatta CBD with his wife, Sylvia, and two children, Sharon and James. He is a Mahlerian.

Qualifications

Cert IV Training & Assessment (TAE 40116) (Inspire Education) 2019

PhD (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title "The Movement Pattern of the Hebrew Psalter: A Holistic Thematic Approach with an Exemplar, Psalms 69-87" 2019

ThM (Asian Centre for Theological Studies and Mission)
Dissertation Title "An Interpretation of the 'Seventy Weeks' in Dan. 9:24-27" 2000

MDiv (Hapdong Theological Seminary) 1996

BA (Hansung University) 1988

Current Research

Yung Hun is engaged in the following research projects:

  • Comparison between MT Psalter, LXX Psalter and 11QPsa
  • Literary structure of Book of Proverbs
  • Eschatology of OT prophetic books and Revelation 
  • Position of Messianic prophecies in Isaiah and Psalms
  • Literary structure and theology of Deuteronomy 

The first project, "A Comparison of Layout between the MT Psalter, the 11QPsa and the LXX Psalter: A Structural Study in Consideration of Their Canonicity", will be presented at SBL International Meeting (5-9, May, 2020 in Adelaide). In the thesis, he raises two questions on the three different Psalmic texts, the Hebrew Psalter (Masoretic Text), the LXX Psalter and the 11QPsa, by a comparative structural investigation. The first is, Were the Books IV-V of MT Psalter and 11QPsa in a competitive state to be attached to the Books I-III, the earlier edition of the MT Psalter by around the mid-first century CE? This question is related to the canonicity of 11QPsa. The second question is, How can we understand the difference of the superscriptions and scope of individual psalms between MT and LXX Psalter concerning the arrangement of psalms? This question is about LXX Psalter’s canonicity or its status in canonisation as well because such a feature may reflect the flux condition of the text. For the questions, he contended that, first, 11QPsa could not be a candidate for the latter part of the canonical Psalms in terms of its literary structure and content. In its content, some materials of 11QPsa’ are employed to legitimise the community and, in its structure, it disagrees to the regular thematic movement of the MT Psalter, particularly, that of the first two-thirds of it. Second, he argued for the LXX’s canonicity in terms of its content. Whist the scope of the individual psalms and Davidic titles of LXX Psalter seem to reflect its Hebrew Vorlage (that is, its recension), it agrees to the MT Psalter in its content. On the other hand, with regards to its structure, he comes to conclude that LXX Psalter is less coherent than the MT Psalter. The writer demonstrated this by a comparative structural examination between MT Proverbs and LXX Proverbs and between MT Jeremiah and LXX Jeremiah. 

Research Interests

  • Literary structure of OT books
  • Biblical theology

Field of Research

  • 2005 Literary Studies

Book

  • 2020
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2020). Patterns of Movement in the Hebrew Psalter. Peter Lang, NY (forthcoming).

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2019). Yonggi Cho's Influence on Pentecostal Theology in Korea In Austin, Denise A., Jacqueline Grey and Paul W. Lewis, Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (pp. 37-60). Brill.

Journal Article

  • 2019
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2019). The Movement Pattern of the Hebrew Psalter: A Holistic Thematic Approach with an Exemplar, Psalms 69-87. , . | External link
  • 2018
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2018). The Christology of Romans 1:3-4: An Approach according to the Thematic Links in the Epistle. Text and Context, Vol. 4 120-68.
  • 2016
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2016). The Genre, Thematic Structure, and Theological-Intertextual Interpretation of the Song of Songs. Text and Context., Vol. 3 150-182.
  • 2014
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2014). The Four Types of Wisdom in Prov. 1:6. Text and Context, Vol. 2 95-122.
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2014). The Structure of the Book of Daniel: A Thematic Approach. Text and Context, Vol. 2 41-72.
  • 2010
    • Choi. Yung Hun (2010). The Macro-structure of Jeremiah: Problems in the Study and an Approach through the Literary and Theological Conventions of the OT Authors and Their Temporal-Spatial Perspective. Text and Context, Vol. 1 17-66.

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2019
    • Faculty Resource Funding, $1250, Charles Sturt University

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2019
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2019). Prophecy and Eschatology. , . | External link
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2019). Interpretation of Minor Prophets (from Nahum to Malachi). , . | External link
  • 2015
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2015). Interpretation of Minor Prophets (from Hosea to Micah). , . | External link
  • 2009
    • Choi, Yung Hun (2009). Loving Deuteronomy. , .

Professional Memberships

FBS Fellowship for Biblical Studies (since 2013)

KEOTS Korea Evangelical Old Testament Society (since 2020)

SBL Society of Biblical Literature (since 2020)

Completed Supervision

  • 2019
    • Kyoung Mi Yoon, A Necessity of New Strategies for Australian Aboriginal Mission: By Applying the Principle of Incarnation and Focusing upon Media Evangelisms (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019

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