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Junia Pokrifka, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5245
Fax: (626) 815-5469
Junia Pokrifka, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biblical studies in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology, Division of Religion and Philosophy. Her areas of expertise include the Pentateuch, Biblical Theology, and women in ministry. She has published and presented on topics such as divine character, divine unity, and women in the Bible and ministry. Her pastoral experience includes three years as a pastor of college students and Sunday school coordinator.


  • Ph.D., Old Testament, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland (2004)
  • S.T.M., Yale Divinity School (1998)
  • M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1994)
  • B.A., French and Art, University of Denver (1987)


School of Theology

  • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies


  • Biblical Theology
  • Pentateuch/Old Testament
  • Women in Ministry

Courses Taught

  • UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy
  • UBBL 310 – I and II Samuel
  • UBBL 311 – Hebrew Prophets I
  • UBBL 320 – Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature
  • UBBL 496 – Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology and Ethics