Faculty - Dr. Gregory WONG

Dr. Gregory WONG 黃天權Associate Professor of Biblical Studies(Half-time)


  • PhD, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, U.S.A.
  • MA, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
  • BA, University of Houston, U.S.A.

Ministry Experience

  • Evangel Seminary (2007- )
  • Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (Adjunct Lecturer, 2006)
  • University of Edinburgh, U.K. (Faculty of Theology, Adjunct Lecturer, 2005-2006)


Research Interests

  • Methodology on studying Old Testament Narratives
  • Old Testament Historical Books, especially Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings.
  • Old Testament Wisdom and Poetic Literature, especially the Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
  • Syntax of Hebrews
  • Expository Preaching of the Old Testament



  1. “Unearthing Text-Critical possibilities through Lexical-Syntactic Analysis: A Case Study from Judg 15:3” BZ 65 (2021): 299-307.
  2. “Synchrony vs. Diachrony; Reader- vs. Author-Centered: Shall the Twain Ever Meet?” In Judges, Gender, and Intertextuality, forthcoming. Edited by Cornelis de Vos, Paul Kim and Shelley Birdsong. Atlanta: SBL, 2021.
  3. “Psalm 73 as Ring Composition.” Bib 97 (2016): 16-40.
  4. “A Farewell to Arms: Goliath’s Death as Rhetoric against Faith in Arms.” BBR 23 (2013): 43-55.
  5. “Joshua” and “Judges.” In Evangelical Commentary on the Bible. 2nd edition. Edited by Andrew Hill and Gary Burge. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2012.
  6. “Goliath’s Death and the Testament of Judah.” Bib 91 (2010): 425-32.
  7. “Song of Deborah as Polemic.” Bib 88 (2007): 1-22.
  8. “Gideon: A New Moses?” In Reflection and Refraction: Studies in Biblical Historiography in Honour of A. Graeme Auld, pp. 529-45. Edited by Robert Rezetko, Timothy Lim and Brian Aucker. VTSup, 113. Leiden: Brill, 2007
  9. “Narratives and Their Contexts: A Critique of Greger Andersson with Respect to Narrative Autonomy.” SJOT  20 (2006): 216-30.
  10. “Ehud and Joab: Separated at Birth?” VT  56 (2006): 399-412.
  11. Compositional Strategy of the Book of Judges: An Inductive, Rhetorical Study. VTSup, 111.  Leiden: Brill, 2006.
  12. “Is There A Direct Pro-Judah Polemic in Judges?” SJOT  19 (2005): 84-110.


Papers Presented

  1. “Synchrony vs. Diachrony; Reader-vs. Author-Centred: Shall the Twain Ever Meet?” At Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, 2018.
  2. “Inner-Biblical Allusion: Determining Textual Priority Without Dating.” At Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2016.
  3. “A Farewell to Arms: The Rhetoric of Arms and the Death of Goliath.”  At Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2011.
  4. “Ehud: Hero or Villain? An Ethical Assessment of an Assassin.”  Joint presentation with Robert B. Chisholm at Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2009.
  5. “Holy War and the Universal God.”  Designated respondent to Tremper Longman III at An Intercultural Theological Conversation: An International Conference on Bible, Cultural Identity, and the Global Evangelical Movement, Hong Kong, 2008.