(Last login: 03/13/2020)
Sung Jin Park is Dean of Asian Studies and associate professor of Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Park holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Material Science & Engineering from Hanyang University and POSTECH in South Korea. Before being called into full-time ministry, he worked for Hyundai Motor Company as a research engineer for six years and possesses 32 international patents and utilities.
After moving to the US, he earned a Th.M. in Old and New Testaments from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2004, and a M.Phil. in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies and a Ph.D. in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Hebrew Union College in 2010 and 2012. His research has focused on Biblical Hebrew poetry and narratives, the diachronic linguistic development of the Semitic languages, religions of Israel and Ugarit, and the Masoretic accentuation system, and his publication includes Typology in Biblical Hebrew Meter: A Generative Metrical Approach (2017), The Fundamentals of Hebrew Accents: Divisions and Exegetical Roles beyond Syntax (2020), and several articles in internationally recognized academic journals.