Rev Dr Yung Hun Choi

Rev Dr Yung Hun Choi

Associate Dean & Director of Coursework; Lecturer in OT, KOR

Yung Hun was born in South Korea (1965) and became a born-again Christian in 1988. After graduating BA, MDiv and ThM courses in Korea, he migrated to Auckland, New Zealand where he had much time to study biblical texts particularly in terms of their literary structure and theology. In 2006, he migrated to Sydney for ministry, teaching and studying. He gained PhD in 2019. As a part time in Chester Hill and then as a full time in Parramatta, Yung Hun has been teaching Korean students at Alphacrucis since 2008. He is a Mahlerian.


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

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

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

M.Div. (Hapdong Theological Seminary) 1996

Current Research

  • 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 


  • A Critical Study on N. T. Wright's Interpretation of the Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Gospels
  • A Re-interpretation of Luke 4:16-19 from the Perspective of Minjung Theology and Social Science
  • 'Fulness of Gentiles' in Rome 11:25: From the Judicial Rhetoric and Geographic Space Approach

Research Interests

  • Literary structure of OT books
  • Eschatology of OT
  • The Messiah in OT and NT
  • Covenant Theology
  • Biblical Theology
  • Holy Spirit and Love in Sanctification


  • 2021
    • Choi, YH (2021). Patterns of Movement in the Hebrew Psalter: A Holistic Thematic Approach with an Exemplar, Psalms 69-87. Peter Lang Inc.: NY. | External link

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Choi, YH (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

  • 2022
    • Choi, YH (2022). The Future of the Church in Ezekiel and Revelation: In Consideration of the Literary-theological Structure, Prophets' Perspective and Difference of the Prophetic Expression between OT and NT. Text and Context, vol. 6 491-577.
  • 2021
    • CHOI, YH (2021). The Places and Way of Presentation of the Messianic Prophecies in the Book of Isaiah as a Whole: In Comparison to the Portrayal of Jesus the Messiah in the Entire Structure of Matthew and Luke. Text and Context, Vol. 5 234-327.
  • 2019
    • Choi, YH (2019). The Movement Pattern of the Hebrew Psalter: A Holistic Thematic Approach with an Exemplar, Psalms 69-87. , PhD Diss., Charles Sturt University. | External link
  • 2018
    • Choi, YH (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, YH (2016). The Genre, Thematic Structure, and Theological-Intertextual Interpretation of the Song of Songs. Text and Context., Vol. 3 150-82.
  • 2014
    • Choi, YH (2014). The Four Types of Wisdom in Prov. 1:6. Text and Context, Vol. 2 95-122.
    • Choi, YH (2014). The Structure of the Book of Daniel: A Thematic Approach. Text and Context, Vol. 2 41-72.
  • 2010
    • Choi, YH (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


Academic Conference

  • 2021
    • The structural-theological incompatibility between the Hebrew Psalter and 11QPs-a and its relevance to Christian-Qumranian/Jewish Dialogue (2021), Beyond the Divide, Alphacrucis College, Sydney, 08 Jul 2021
  • 2020
    • Biblical-theological Preaching on the "Wisdom Psalms": Beyond the Genre Criticism (2020), Biblical Theology Conference for Korean Churches, Sydney, Australia, 20 Nov 2020
  • 2018
    • An evaluation of Jun-Hee Cha's "False Peace and True Peace: Focused on Micah 4:1-5" (2018), The 70th Anniversary Alphacrucis Theological Forum for the Reconciliation between South and North Korea by Church, Sydney, Australia, 22 Feb 2018
      Co-presenter: Cha, JH

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2019
    • Choi, YH (2019). Prophecy and Eschatology. Sydney Journal (weekly), No. 1087 to 1115 (2019-08-30 to 2020-03-27; 28 times). | External link
    • Choi, YH (2019). Interpretation of Minor Prophets: From Nahum to Malachi. Sydney Journal (weekly), No. 1074 to 1086 (2019-05-31 to 2019-08-21; 13 times). | External link
  • 2015
    • Choi, YH (2015). Interpretation of Minor Prophets: From Hosea to Micah. Australian Christian Life (weekly), 2015-11-26 to 2018-03-01 (58 times). | Link to journal
  • 2009
    • Choi, YH (2009). Loving Deuteronomy. Australia Kookmin-Christian Herald (fortnightly), 2009-11-02 to 2010-09-30 (35 times). | Link to journal

Professional Memberships

Fellowship for Biblical Studies (since 2013)

Korea Evangelical Old Testament Society (since 2020)

Society of Biblical Literature (since 2020)

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Park, YS, A Forensic-Rhetorical and Geographical-Spatial Interpretation of the Pauline Expression "to pleroma ton ethnon" in Romans 11:25 (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Chin, YH, An Interpretation of Luke Chapter 4: From the Viewpoint of Minjung Theology and Social Science (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Lee, YC, A Study of Expository Sermon with an Exemplar, the Joseph Narrative: Applying "Triperspectivalism" (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Chang, HC, Re-establishing Discipleship Theology for Korean Diaspora in Australia: With an Analysis of "Anathema" (Doctoral Thesis)

Completed Supervision

  • 2022
    • Park, S, A Study of the Effect of Evangelism of the Local Church by 'Evangelism Explosion': A Case of Brisbane Korean Presbyterian Church (Masters Project/Thesis), 2022
  • 2020
    • Yoon, M, How to Plant a Missional Church Facing the Missional Paradigm Shift within the Australian Context (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
  • 2019
    • Yoon, KM, 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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