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The Biblical Department

Austin Seminary recognizes the value of biblical studies for theological education and preparation for ministry. Introductory courses in the master's-level degree programs provide an overview and survey of the biblical witness in its proper context. Additional requirements in the MDiv program serve to develop students' abilities to integrate biblical exegesis, theological reflection, historical awareness, and cultural analysis.


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Dr. Suzie Park

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Location(s) McMillan Building
Department(s) Biblical Department, Faculty
Title(s) Associate Professor of Old Testament
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BA, Amherst College, 2000, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, 2003

MA, Harvard University, 2006 

Exams: Biblical Hebrew; Knowledge of the Field; Theology of the Hebrew Bible; Special Fields: The Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah

PhD, Harvard University, 2010, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

, Dissertation: “The Development of the Hezekiah Complex: Literature, History and Theology”



Dr. Suzie Park joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2011. Previously, she was Visiting Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  

She completed her PhD at Harvard in 2010, writing a dissertation that traced the development of stories about King Hezekiah in the Hebrew Bible.

Dr. Park's primary research interest centers on the literary and theological interpretations of the Old Testament. In particular, she is concerned with the ways in which biblical literature reflects historical, ideological, and theological struggles, especially as they relate to the politics of identity. She has authored several articles and entries in various works, including “The Frustration of Wisdom: Wisdom, Counsel, and Divine Will in 2 Samuel 17:1–23,” Journal of Biblical Literature (2009) and “Transformation and Demarcation of Jacob’s ‘Flocks’ in Genesis 30: 25-43: Identity, Election and the Role of the Divine,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2010). She is currently working on a larger project looking at mimesis and identity-formation in the Hebrew Bible.

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