Rev. Dr. Yung Hun ChoiDirector of Korean VET, Lecturer in Old Testament
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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.
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
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.
- Literary structure of OT books
- Biblical theology
Field of Research
- 2005 Literary Studies
- Choi, Yung Hun (2020). Patterns of Movement in the Hebrew Psalter. Peter Lang, NY (forthcoming).
- 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.
- Choi, Yung Hun (2019). The Movement Pattern of the Hebrew Psalter: A Holistic Thematic Approach with an Exemplar, Psalms 69-87. , . | External link
- 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.
- Choi, Yung Hun (2016). The Genre, Thematic Structure, and Theological-Intertextual Interpretation of the Song of Songs. Text and Context., Vol. 3 150-182.
- 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.
- 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
- Faculty Resource Funding, $1250, Charles Sturt University
- Choi, Yung Hun (2019). Prophecy and Eschatology. , . | External link
- Choi, Yung Hun (2019). Interpretation of Minor Prophets (from Nahum to Malachi). , . | External link
- Choi, Yung Hun (2015). Interpretation of Minor Prophets (from Hosea to Micah). , . | External link
- Choi, Yung Hun (2009). Loving Deuteronomy. , .
FBS Fellowship for Biblical Studies (since 2013)
KEOTS Korea Evangelical Old Testament Society (since 2020)
SBL Society of Biblical Literature (since 2020)
- ANL101 Old Testament Hebrew 1
- BIB102 Introduction to Israel's Scriptures (Old Testament)
- BIB201 Biblical Hermeneutics
- BIB210 The Pentateuch
- BIB211 Wisdom Literature
- BIB212 Minor Prophets
- BIB213 Historical Books of the Old Testament
- BIB311 Psalter
- BIB312 Isaiah
- BIB349 Old Testament Field Study
- BIB355 Revelation
- BIB359 New Testament Field Study
- BIB401 Introduction to the Bible
- BIB502(MCS) Interpreting Scripture Today
- BIB520 The Pentateuch
- BIB531 Psalter
- BIB590 New Testament Field Study
- BIB592 Old Testament Field Study
- 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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