Faculty

portrait of Victor S Rhee

Victor S Rhee

Associate Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
  • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., University of Maryland

CV Document (PDF)

Dr. Rhee specializes in Hebrews and general epistles in the New Testament. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on "The Concept of Faith in the Overall Context of the Book of Hebrews," and authored Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics (Peter Lang). He also contributed articles to The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon Press). He had presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society, Korean New Testament Society, and Society of Biblical Literature meetings. He also had articles published in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Bibliotheca Sacra, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Filologia Neotestamentaria, and Westminster Theological Journal. Dr. Rhee also initiated the formation the study group for Asian/Asian-American scholars in the the Evangelical Theological Society, which is now known as Asian/Asian-American Consultation Group. Before coming to Talbot, he served in different Korean churches in the U.S. as senior pastor, EM (English Ministry) pastor, youth pastor, assistant pastor, minister of education. Dr. Rhee is active in teaching and preaching in Korean American churches, and has the role of visiting and encouraging the Talbot alumni pastors in different churches in Southern California. In the past he founded the Korean Talbot Institute for Biblical Studies (KTIBS), and taught the Bible systematically to the church lay leaders in Southern California for over 12 years. Dr. Rhee also played a key role in founding the Korean Student Scholarship for Talbot School of Theology through the generous contributions of Chan-il Foundation and many other Korean Christians.

Affiliations

  • ETS - Asian/Asian-American Study Group
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Publications

Books
  • Victor (Sung Yul) Rhee. Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.

  • Contributed four articles to The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (5 vol). Abingdon Press, 2006-2009 (Edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld).

Articles
  • "The Author of Hebrews as a Leader of the Faith-Community." Journal of Evangelical Theological Society 55 (2012): 365-75.

  • "The Role of Chiasm for Understanding Christology in Hebrews 1:1-14." Journal of Biblical Literature 131 (2012): 341-62.

  • "A Sword of Judgment: Understanding Hebrews 4:12 in Context." Biola Connections (Summer 2005).

  • "Christology, Chiasm, and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 10:19-39." Filologia Neotestamentaria 16 (2003): 33-48.

  • "Chiasm and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 12:1-29" Westminster Theological Journal 62 (2001): 269-84.

  • "The Christological Faith in Hebrews 3:1-4:16." Filologia Neotestamentaria XIII (2000): 75-88.

  • "Christology and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 1:1-2:4." Bibliotheca Sacra 157 (2000) : 174-89.

  • "Christology and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 5:11-6:20." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43 (2000): 83-96.

  • “Christology and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 1:1-2:4,” Bibliotheca Sacra 157 (2000): 174-89.

  • “The Christological Faith in Hebrews 3:1-4:16.” Filologia Neotestamentaria XIII (2000): 75-88.

  • “Christology and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 5:11-6:20.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43 (2000): 83-96.

  • “Chiasm and the Concept of Faith in Hebrews 11.” Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998): 327-45.

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