Bo H. Lim
Associate Professor of Old Testament
Office: Alexander 204C
Education: BA, UCLA, 1995; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1999; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2006. At SPU since 2006.
Bo Lim comes to SPU with teaching experience in both the church and university. Prior to joining SPU’s faculty in 2006, he taught at North Park University and pastored Korean-American congregations for several years.
Dr. Lim’s research interests include the formation of the book of Isaiah, exile and forced migration, the theological interpretation of Scripture, missional hermeneutics, and Asian American biblical interpretation. He views his scholarship and teaching as a means to enable to the church to live out its missional calling, particularly how it reads Scripture responsibly and relevantly in and for our culture. Dr. Lim serves as a elder at Quest Church, and ministers to the Asian American community regionally and nationally. He is currently writing a commentary on the book of Hosea.
T&T Clark, 2010
"The focus of this study will be to define the way of the Lord and to trace the development of this theme in conjunction with the growth of the book of Isaiah." (3)
“In Search of a Narrative: The (Post-)Exile for Asian American Biblical Interpretation and Theology” Society of Asian North American Christian Studies Journal 3 (2011).
Please see Dr. Lim's C.V. (PDF) for additional publications.
Why I Teach at SPU
Bo Lim, Associate Professor of Old Testament
I teach at SPU because this community is committed to the depth and breadth of the gospel for our world today. Some communities may express a devotion to the gospel, but they define it narrowly and therefore miss out on its manifold graces and transformative power. Others may seek its benefits but neglect the God of the gospel. Here at SPU we care deeply for Christ and his kingdom, both for loving God and loving others.