DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



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

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Prior to joining the Talbot’s Old Testament faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as adjunct faculty. After majoring in Business as an undergraduate at Biola, he worked as an accountant and financial analyst before pursuing the pastorate and biblical studies. Dr. Kim maintained a connection to the business world during his theological education, serving as a corporate controller at eCivis. At present, he also teaches classes at Biola’s Crowell School of Business. His Old Testament research interests include the Historical Books of the Old Testament, the Targumim, Mesopotamian literature, and methods of biblical exegesis. At Talbot School of Theology, Dr. Kim is passionate about teaching Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis so that future pastors would be well-equipped to teach God’s Word accurately and effectively for the church. Having been both a pastor and elder, he has a fervent heart for the local church, and in particular for special needs ministries. His sincere hope is to see both business professionals and vocational pastors join together for the sake of God’s Kingdom.


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • The Preacher’s Hebrew Companion to Jonah: A Selective Commentary for Meditation and Sermon Preparation. Peabody: Hendrickson Academic. (Under contract).
  • The NIV Upside-Down Kingdom Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Study notes related to sabbath and rest. (In press).
  • Rest in Mesopotamian and Israelite Literature. Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 29. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2019.
  • “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 Crime of Gibeah: A Reassessment through the Lens of Deuteronomy.” Institute for Biblical Research, 2019 Annual Meeting, Early Historical Books Research Group, San Diego, CA.
  • “A Cacophony of Voices: Noise in Atrahasis and Its Relationship to the Genesis Flood Narrative.” Evangelical Theological Society, 2016 Annual Meeting, OTB/ANE Program Unit, San Antonio, TX.
  • “The Concept of Rest in the Ancient Near East.” The Burn Biblical Studies Colloquium, University of Aberdeen, 2007, Glenesk, Brechin, Scotland.
  • “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, Hebrews Consultation, Washington D.C.


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Bible Interpretation
  • Biblical Languages
  • Hermeneutics
  • Literary Criticism
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
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