Stephen Kim
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Stephen Kim
"I found the many modes of instruction used in the beginning Biblical Hebrew course very helpful. Our instructor moved constantly between direct instruction, verbal practice, Q&A, writing practice, anecdotal information, Hebrew history, and speaking practice. He packs an awful lot into a one hour class, but the class videos are made available to review almost immediately after class and the homework is excellent practice and review. "
"I am currently enjoying the Greek A course."
"Very educational teaching of the Bible, great teachers that explain and give good understanding of how the original language the Bible is."

Stephen Kim

Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic Teacher

A Few Words About Me

Stephen is a member of the pedagogical team and instructor of new teachers at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. He enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano, walking, and traveling. Above all, he loves people and enjoys teaching men and women from all over the world.


Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Languages and Civilizations of the Ancient Near East from the University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral thesis deals with Ecclesiastes and its linguistic and cultural connection with ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Aramaic, and Greek literature. His career as a researcher and teacher focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the Bible and the Quran, incorporating ideas related to history, geography, and linguistics.

Professional Experience

He has taught about the Civilizations of East and West Asia in the international classroom of the Museum of Art and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also taught the Bible and the religion of Israel at St. Joseph’s University. Since 2013, he has been an adjunct professor at Palmer Theological Seminary, teaching Pentateuch, historical books, wisdom literature, and hermeneutics.