About Otstory

Jin Yang Kim-2015

The otstory is about the stories of the Old Testament. My name is Jin Yang Kim.  My primarily concern in the Old Testament studies is stories and narratives. I attempt to read the stories and narratives in the Bible with an eye on their theological messages for the original audience (author’s ideological and theological point of view) but also on the relevance of thier messages for the contemporary community of faith (my own social location).

I taught at Wartburg College , Waverly, Iowa as a visiting professor for the Winter semester of 2008, and I am teaching again during the Winter semester of 2009. I received my Ph.D. in biblical studies in 2011 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

I am currently the pastor of Steward/Creston United Methodist Churches, and Auxiliary Faculty in Old Testament Studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

23 Responses

  1. Nice website. This is from a Romanian teaching OT in Korea!
    I hope to see you back in Korea some day 🙂


  2. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  3. Good luck on your studies. Your website is a great idea. Nice job; you have some really nice articles and thoughts. A few spelling errors on the opeing page–might want to check those.

    What are you writing about in your thesis? I am very interested because your interests here are very much like mine. Thanks, and all the best! -Kevin

  4. Dear Kevin,
    Thank you for your comments on my topic and interest.
    I’m interested in the doxologies of the Aramaic tales of Daniel 2-6, and currently working on the revsion of the proposal. I want to analyze the rhetorical function of the doxologies of Daniel.

    Thank you for letting me know the spelling error. I’ll check them and will correct them.

    Please feel free to comment on my writings.

  5. Wow!!! This site is truly amazing! I cannot imagine how you’ve done it in the midst of your busy life with studying and teaching. I see huge potentiality in what you are doing here. Just keep doing it. I will drop by every day to learn from your writings and sources. Two thumbs up, JinYang!

  6. Dear Jin Seong Woo.
    Thank you for your kind words.
    I want to thank you for your help and support.
    Well, this blog is not really amazing.
    Please leave your comments and wisdom concerning my writings.
    You’re the most welcome reader to my blog.

  7. Hi! Jin Yanng!!

    I heard about your web-site from Jin Sung Woo.
    This site is wonderfu!
    I expect to meet new viewpoint of old testment through your study.

  8. Dear Rev. Baek,
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I’m pleased to have you work with me.
    I’d like to talk to you here at my blog.
    Please give me your wisdom and advices.

  9. if you get more information and images of 11Q13 please let me know ======= augustine-usa

  10. tq for linking your blog to mine at oldtestamentpassionpassion.blogspot.com

    hope we can assist one another in our OT studies as well as teaching the OT!!

  11. Thank you!

  12. Thank you for your work on ancient commentaries on Daniel. I did not know when I referred someone to your blog from mine that you had taught at Wartburg. Waverly is sort of a home town for me. My mother grew up next to campus there, and my aunt and uncle work in facilities there.

    Pax et bonum,

  13. Dear Van,
    I’m glad you found interesting resources on Daniel from this blog.
    Who are your aunt and uncle?
    Is your uncle “Edgar”?
    I know him who works in facilities.
    I have taught just two winter semesters of biblical studies at Religion Department.

  14. 안녕하세요

    한국인이라는 자랑스럽습니다.

    루터신학교에서 공부를 하는 것외에는

    ,,,,,, 모든 게 반갑기 그지없습니다.

  15. 저도 반갑습니다.
    제 생각에는 어디서 무엇을 공부하는게 중요한 것이 아니라, 공부한 것을 어떻게 살고 실천하는 것이 더 소중한 것이 아닌지요? 혹시 실례가 되지 않다면, 좀 더 “열린마음”을 가지시는 것이 어떨지 조심스럽게 제안해 보겠습니다.

  16. Dear Jin Yang Kim,

    It is awesome to find your blog on online.
    Even though my academic interest is in the NT, the OT is still in mind, becuase we can find OT in NT.

    Esepcially, my study focuses on the John’s Gospel.
    In this Gospel, Jesus is referred to use a messianic title, that is, “the Son of Man” by himself (John 1:51).
    Many scholars attempt to connect this titles with 4Q246 and Daniel 7.

    Anyway, I am so happy to visit your blog!!

    Warm Regards,

    Daniel Seo
    in Australia

  17. Dear Daniel,
    I’m glad you found my blog useful~
    Good luck with your study of John.

  18. Jin: I love your blog!!


  19. Hey there, I’m a new blogger coming from Casalvecchio Siculo, Italia who found you on https://otstory.wordpress.com/about-otstory/. Do you have any suggestions for up-and-coming writers? I’m working on launching my own blog soon but
    I don’t really know where to begin. Would you suggest starting off with a free platform like b2evolution or go for a paid alternative? I’m facing so many options and it’s all so overwhelming… What would you say?

    • Glad to hear from you that you want to start off blogging! I would like to suggest a blog such as WordPress or Blogpost, which is a free weblog publishing. Keep up good work!

  20. Great web site, thanks so much for sharing it.

  21. Thank you Jim Yang Kim for your insight on this topic.

  22. Thank you 🙂

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