Young Gil Lee

Department of History

Research student


Thesis title: From Fertility to Manipulation: Female Characterizations and the Birth Narratives in the Hebrew Bible



Non-period specific

Thesis abstract:

Biblical Narratives, Myth and Folklore, Narrative Criticism, The Book of Genesis, The Book of Judges, ANE texts.

  • PhD Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, 2017 - present
  • Ph.D. studies at Tel-Aviv University, The Department of the Hebrew Culture Studies, The School of Jewish Studies (Israel), 2003-2005 (coursework, no degree)
  • M.A. Jewish Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Rothberg International School (Israel), 1998 – 2001
  • B.A. Jewish Hebrew Studies, Konkuk University, Seoul (Korea), 1993 - 1997
Professional activities and memberships

Public engagement:

  • Researcher of the "Middle East Society", Konkuk University: September 2014-present
Publications and conferences

Conference and seminar papers:

  • The Rhetoric of Space in the Samson Narrative: spatial and altitudinal characteristics, ISBL meeting (Section: Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible), August 2017 (scheduled)

Journal articles:

  • 'Defilement and purification: an Anthropological Approach to the Samson Narratives', Global Culture Review, Vol. 7, no. 1 (Korea, 2016)