Bo H. Lim
Associate Professor of Old Testament
Office: Student Union Building
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. Since 2014 he has been serving as the Interim University Chaplain for SPU.
Dr. Lim’s research interests include Israelite prophetic literature, 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 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 in the Evangelical Covenant Church, and ministers to the Asian American community regionally and nationally.
Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary), with Daniel Castelo
"In this commentary Bo Lim, an Old Testament scholar, and Daniel Castelo, a theologian, come together to help the church recover and read the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context."
The 'Way of the LORD' in the Book of Isaiah
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)
"The Lynching of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah: Death at the Hands of Persons Unknown." Ex Auditu 31 (2016): 108–120.
"Which Version of the Twelve Prophets Should Christians Read?: A Case for Reading the LXX Twelve Prophets." Journal of Theological Interpretation 7.1 (2013): 21–36.
Please see Dr. Lim's CV (PDF) for additional publications.