Un Sung Kwak

College:

St John's College

Research Area/s: 

Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

About:

I had studied for a BA and BS at Handong Global University in South Korea. I received a M.Div from Asbury Theological Seminary in USA, and a M.Phil (Distinction) from the university of Oxford.

Links:

Academia.edu: https://oxford.academia.edu/unsungkwak
Oxford University Bible Reading Group: https://www.oxfordsu.org/societies/18790/

Select Publications:

Articles:

  • “Epigone.” In vol. 2, Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint. Edited by Eberhard Bons. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (in progress).
  • “Social Background of the Chronicles' Translator.” KJOTS 25.1 (2020): 174–198.
  • “Rewritten Story on the Building of the Second Temple in 1 Esdras 5:53–62.” JSCS 51 (2018): 127–139.
  • Kaiser, Walter C. 존엄하신 하나님. Translated by Un Sung Kwak and Joseph Hwang. Seoul, Korea: Christian Literature Center, 2017. Translation of The Majesty of God in the OLD TESTAMENT: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Conference / Presentation:

  • “Social Background of the Chronicles' Translator” Presented at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Helsinki, July 30-August 3, 2018.
  • “The Guidance of the LXX Pentateuch on the LXX Chronicles” Presented at the Old Testament /Hebrew Bible Seminar at University of Oxford. 13 February, 2017.
  •  “Jeremiah’s Synthesis of the Slavery Law from H and D” Presented at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Seoul, July 2-7, 2016.
  • “Rewritten Story on the Building of the Second Temple in 1 Esdras 5:53-62” Presented at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Seoul, July 2-7, 2016.

Academic Interests: 

  • Exegesis
  • Septuagint
  • Textual Criticism
  • Ancient Languages
  • Second Temple Period literature
  • Documentary Papyri
  • Theological Interpretation

Academic Related Activities: 

I am a president of Oxford University Bible Reading Group.