Jaeseok Heo is a Ph.D. student specializing in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. His current research interests include the history of modern to postmodern biblical criticism and its intellectual backgrounds; Northwest Semitic philology, lexicography, and iconography; and the comparative approach on varied ancient Near Eastern sources and biblical texts. Before coming to the University of Chicago, he studied biblical interpretation and criticism at Methodist Theological University in Seoul (B.Th.), Emory University (M.T.S.), and Yale University (S.T.M.).