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Junia Pokrifka, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biblical Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5245
Email: jpokrifka@apu.edu
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.

Education

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)

Departments

  • School of Theology
    • Undergraduate: Department of Biblical Studies

Expertise

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

Courses Taught

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
UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Pokrifka-Joe, H.J. (2006) Redeemed and Redeeming: Implications of Understanding Gen. 3:14-19 in its Immediate and Wider Contexts (Part II). Paper presented at the Pacific Coast regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Pokrifka-Joe, H.J. (2005) Redemption of Women from the Effects of the Fall in the Old Testament. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, in the Gender Issues section.

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. (2002). Understanding the Poetry in Genesis 3:14-19 in its Narrative Context. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Toronto, Canada.

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. (2001). The Relationship of Divine Forgiveness and Divine Discipline: Towards a Non-dualistic Biblical Theology of God's Character and Acts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, Colorado.

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. (2000). God's Mercy and Vengeance in Nahum's Echo of Exodus 34:6-7: A response to Walter Brueggemann. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Nashville, Tennessee.

Publications
Pokrifka, H.J. (InterVarsity Press, forthcoming) Life, imagery of. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. Tremper Longman III & Peter Enns, (Eds.).

Pokrifka-Joe, H.J. (2006) Huldah the Prophet: Commentary on 2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chronicles 34:22-28. Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry, WIM Resources http://www.wynkoopcenter.org/images/articles/u2s3.pdf

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. (2002). [Review of the book One Bible, Many Voices: Different Approaches to Biblical Studies by Susan Gilingham]. Scottish Journal of Theology 55(4), 490-492.

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. (2002, February). Obadiah. In C. Clark-Kroeger and M. J. Evans (Eds.), The IVP Women's Bible Commentary, Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press.

Pokrifka-Joe, H. J. and Ying-May, G. (2002, February). Wells. In C. Clark-Kroeger and M. J. Evans (Eds.), The IVP Women's Bible Commentary, Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press.

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Professional Experience

Ministerial/Para-church Experience
Pastor for college students

Sunday school coordinator

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member, Society of Biblical Literature
Member, Christian Theological Research Fellowship
Society for the Study of Theology
Scholarly Engagement with Anglican Doctrine

Office Hours

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Office Location

Division of Religion and Philosophy
John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 249, West Campus