DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
  • Th.M. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S. Biola University


Prior to joining the Talbot faculty full-time, Daniel Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as an Adjunct Professor in the Old Testament Department at Talbot. He has a deep love for Biola, its students and its mission. His current research interests and specialties include the Historical Books of the Old Testament, the Psalms, the Targumim, the use of the Old Testament in the New, the ancient Near Eastern background of the Old Testament (specifically Mesopotamian literature), Hebrew and cognate Semitic languages and biblical exegesis. He is passionate about teaching Hebrew and seeks to inspire students to exegete the Old Testament so that they would be well-equipped to teach God’s Word accurately and effectively for God’s people. Having been both a pastor and elder at various churches for several years, he has a fervent heart for the local church, and in particular for special needs ministries. Kim preaches and teaches at churches and conferences in the U.S. and internationally.


  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications (Selected)

  • “Jewish and Christian Theology from the Hebrew Bible: The Concept of Rest and Temple in the Targumim, Hebrews, and the Old Testament.” In Hebrews in Contexts. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity 91. Edited by Gabriella Gelardini and Harold Attridge. Leiden: Brill, 2016.


  • “The Concept of Rest in the Ancient Near East.” The Burn Biblical Studies Colloquium, University of Aberdeen, May 16, 2007
  • “Reading Hebrews in Light of the Targums: The Combined Concept of House and Rest in Hebrews 3-4 and Targum Psalm 95.” Society of Biblical Literature, 2006 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Hebrews Consultation


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