Dr. Mick Pope

Moa Imchen, PhD

Professor of Hebrew Language & Literature
Sociohistorical Interpretation Specialist
International Experience:  India, USA

 

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew Bible & Ancient Near East, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
  • Master of Theology, Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology,  Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Master of Sacred Theology, Hebrew Bible, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
  • Master of Theology, Old Testament, Senate of Serampore College - United Theological College, Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Divinity (M.Div.), Senate of Serampore College - Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • Bachelor of Theology, Senate of Serampore College - Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, India

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Tensions, Interactions and Power Negotiations between “Tribes” and “States” in Monarchic Israel: Towards a New Understanding Based on Case Studies from Middle Bronze Age Mari and Iron Age Moab

Master of Theology thesis, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

  • Concerns for ‘Aliens’ in the Legal Codes

Master of Sacred Theology thesis, Union Theological Seminary

  • Justice and Righteousness as Human Rights: Reading Amos with New Eyes

Master of Theology thesis, United Theological College

  • Deuteronomic Concern for the Poor and the Defenseless 

Academic Experience

  • Course Designer and Instructor, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Biblical Hebrew, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA
  • Teaching Assistant, Hebrew Bible, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA
  • Assistant Professor, Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew, Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, India

Teaching Specializations

  • Ancient Languages:  Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian
  • Sociohistorical Approaches to the Hebrew Bible
  • Society and Culture of Ancient Israel
  • Society and Culture of Ancient Near East and Southern Levant
  • Mesopotamian History
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Asian Biblical Hermeneutics

Ministry Experience

  • Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hudson, NH
  • English Pastor, Chinese United Methodist Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Mission Committee, First Chinese Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Assistant Minister, First Baptist Church, Antioch, CA 

Presentations

  • “‘Dominion’ as a Call to Responsibility and to Protect: An Ecological Reading of Psalm 8 with New Eyes Through Naga Creation Myth,” a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in November 2007 at San Diego, CA.

Publications

  • “Joshua,” Ao Naga Study Bible, Bangalore: Bible Society of India, 2003.
  •  “Judges,” Ao Naga Study Bible, Bangalore: Bible Society of India, 2003.
  • “Joel,” Ao Naga Study Bible, Bangalore: Bible Society of India, 2003.
  • “‘Justice and Righteousness’: The Spirituality of Amos,” Journal of Tribal Studies 3 (1999) 20-29.

Membership in Professional & Academic Organizations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Ministers’ Council American Baptist Churches USA

Languages

  • Modern Languages
    • English: Native or Bilingual Proficiency
    • Hindi: Native or Bilingual Proficiency
    • French: Elementary Proficiency
  • Ancient Languages
    • Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Proficiency
    • Aramaic: Advanced Proficiency
    • Akkadian:  Advanced Proficiency
    • Greek: Advanced Proficiency