Don (Dongshin) Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Junior Fellow, John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies; Research Associate, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Research Interests

Priesthood and Priestly Covenant in Second Temple Judaism
Concept of Covenant in Pentateuch
Dead Sea Scrolls:Institutionalization of the Qumran community
Septuagint: Description of Aaron and Priesthood in Hebrew and Greek Exodus texts.
Jewish Temples in the late Second Temple Period
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: Ben Sira, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Jubilees.



Phinehas, the Sons of Zadok, and Melchizedek: Priestly Covenant in Late Second Temple Texts. Library of Second Temple Studies series. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016. Awarded the Book of Excellence Award in Theology and Biblical Studies, Sharing Hope Foundation, Korea, 2018.

Book Chapters

“Priestly Covenant in 1QM and 1QSb.” Pages 147–62 in The War Scroll, War and
Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah series. Edited by Kyung Baek, Kipp Davis, Peter Flint, and Dorothy M. Peters. Leiden: Brill, 2015.


“Phinehas,” T&T Clark Encyclopaedia of Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Daniel Gurtner and Loren T. Stuckenbruck. London: T&T Clark, 2017.

“Jesus as Moses and Aaron: Hebrews’ Reading of OT Traditions for the Priestly Christology of the New Covenant Era,” Journal of the New Testament Society of Korea 23 (2016): 1115–1141.

“Phinehas Tradition in the Intertestamental Period,” Society of Reformed Theology and Practice 10 (2016): 195–229.


Don (Dongshin) Chang, review of Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and PerspectivesCarmen Palmer, Andrew R. Krause, Eileen Schuller, and John Screnock (eds.), Northwest Institute for Ministry Education Research,, (December 10, 2021).



“Covenant and Land: Sojourner in the Old Testament,” Keynote speech at Youngnam New Testament Society, 7th Annual Meeting at Dae Chung Church, Busan, Korea, 27 October, 2018.


 “Conceptualization of the Hebrew gēr in the Old Testament as a Missional Identity” at Evangelical Missiological Society National Conference 2017 at Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas Texas, 15–17 September, 2017. (Peer Reviewed Paper)

“Jesus as Moses and Aaron: Hebrews’ Reading of OT Traditions for the Priestly Christology of the New Covenant Era” at Korean Biblical Colloquium of Society of Biblical Literature Annual International Meeting in Seoul, Korea, 3–7 July, 2016.

“A Priestly War: Who Was the Heir of the Priestly Covenant” at Re-Imagining the Scriptural Past in the Dead Sea Scrolls. A public lecture hosted by Dead Sea Scrolls Institute of Trinity Western University in Langley BC, February 23, 2016.

“Phinehas: A Source for High Priests in the Second Temple Judaism” at Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Section of Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 21–24 November, 2015. (Peer Reviewed Paper)

“An Idiomatic Usage of the Priestly Covenantal Language in the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Case Study” at Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting in Ottawa, 31 May, 2015.

“The Combined Concept of Priesthood and Covenant in Hebrews” at Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, 20 November 2014.

“Phinehas, Zeal and Fatherhood in 1 Maccabees and Related Texts” at References to the Patriarchs in the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Manchester, Newton Fellowship, and Nordic Network Symposium at the University of Manchester, 24-26 July 2013.