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Old Testament Teaching & research. I am passionate about training church leaders to faithfully minister God's word and live out His truth. I dedicate myself to research work, believing that teaching and research must be integrated.

Started at Bethel

2019

Education

  • University of Gloucestershire - Ph.D., 2002
  • Trinity International University - M.Div., 1998
  • Evangel Seminary - BTh, 1995

Biography

Alison earned her MDiv at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL) and PhD at University of Gloucestershire (UK). Her academic research ranges from Wisdom and Poetic Books to the Prophetic Literature. Her international exposure (Hong Kong, China, Singapore, USA, UK, Israel, etc.) through education and employment abroad over the decades has shaped her to be a person, who embraces human diversity.

Alison was born and brought up in Hong Kong, together with five brothers on a farm. They and their families have been a source of huge support and great fun to her. Being in nature makes her feel at home with her Heavenly Father.

Courses Taught

Bethel Seminary

  • BT510 - Hermeneutics
  • OT516 - Old Testament Survey
  • OT518 - Old Testament Exegetical Explorations
  • OT541 - Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew
  • OT542 - Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew
  • OT610 - Exposition of Job

Previous Institutions

  • Modern Interpretation of the Bible
  • Biblical Hebrew (All Levels)
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Scripture
  • Wisdom & the Psalms
  • Jeremiah and Transformation
  • Old Testament Theology in Context
  • Wisdom in Job
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Psalms & Song of Songs
  • Pentateuch
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Biblical Hermeneutics

Awards

  • Nominated for Young Researcher Award (Chinese University of Hong Kong) 2005
  • Nominated for Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award 2005 (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Cum Laude Award (Trinity International University) 1998
  • Award of Heavenly Treasure Fund Scholarship (Trinity International University) 1997
  • First Class Award in Christian Education (Evangel Seminary) 1995

Publications

Books

  • Job 28 as Rhetoric: An Analysis of Job 28 in the Context of Job 22-31. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 97. Leiden: Brill, 2003. [Hardback]
  • Job 28 as Rhetoric: An Analysis of Job 28 in the Context of Job 22-31. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 97. Atlanta: SBL, 2005. [Paperback]
  • Grant, Jamie A., Alison Lo, and Gordon J. Wenham, eds. A God of Faithfulness: Essays in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on His 60th Birthday. LHBOTS 538. New York: T. & T. Clark, 2011.
  • The Minor Prophets. Hong Kong: Evangel Press, 2014. -Chinese Publication
  • Commentary on the Book of Job. Hong Kong: Ming Dao, 2023. -Chinese Publication.

Book Chapters

  • "Yahweh Speeches in Job." In Hope for the World in the Old Testament: Symposium in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on His 70th Birthday [2021], edited by J.A. Grant, A. Lo. [Forthcoming]
  • "Exodus 32-34 and Lamentations: A Comparison of Sin, Punishment, and Confession." In Reading Lamentations Intertextually, edited by B. Melton and H. Thomas. LHBOTS. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. [Forthcoming]
  • "Remnant Motif in Amos, Micah and Zephaniah." In A God of Faithfulness: Essays in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on His 60th Birthday, edited by J.A. Grant, A. Lo, and G.J. Wenham, 130-48. LHBOTS 538. New York: T. & T. Clark, 2011.
  • "Oracles against Babylon in Jeremiah." In Crossing Textual Boundaries: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Archie Chi Chung Lee on His Sixtieth Birthday, edited by L.K. Lo, 273-90. Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College Press, 2010.
  • "Preaching the Minor Prophets." In 'He Began with Moses...': Preaching the Old Testament Today, edited by G.J.R. Kent, P.J. Kissling, and L.A. Turner, 197-214. Nottingham: IVP, 2010.

Journal Articles

  • "Death in Qohelet." Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Society 31 (2009): 85-98.
  • "Device of Progression in the Prologue to Job." Biblische Notizen 130 (2006): 31-43.
  • Review of Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job, by Robert S. Fyall. European Journal of Theology 12, no. 1 (2003): 52-53.

Presentations

"Rhetorical Functions of Job 28." (University of Salzburg, Austria; May, 2006)

"Yahweh Speeches in Job." Hope for the World in the Old Testament: Symposium in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on His 70th Birthday. (Cambridge, UK; July, 2021) [Forthcoming]

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Society of Biblical Literature

Society for Old Testament Study

Tyndale Fellowship (Old Testament Study Group)

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoying going for walks, visiting art galleries & museums, and traveling!