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Faculty: Won Lee

Won Lee, Professor, Religion

Won Lee616-526-6323
Office: Hiemenga Hall 381

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Educational Background

Yonsei University, Korea, BA
Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv
Claremont Graduate School, PhD


  • Biblical Literature and Theology (121)
  • Pentateuch (211)
  • Old Testament Historical Books (212)
  • Prophets (214)
  • Interpreting the Bible (307)
  • One Bible, Many Readings; War and Peace in the Bible (Interim)

Research Interests

  • Exegesis, theology and hermeneutics
  • Currently working on a commentary on the book of Amos

Professional Association

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • The Society for Old Testament Study
  • Korean Biblical Colloquium

Recent Publications

The Bible: A Library of Holy Writings (Seoul, Korea: Sallim, 2005)

Punishment and Forgiveness in Israel’s Migratory Campaign: The Macrostructure of Numbers 10:11-36:13 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003)

"Laws for the Life in the Promised Land," The Book of Numbers: How to Preach the Book (Seoul, Korea: Duranno Academic Press, 2009), 425-40.

"The Conceptual Coherence in Numbers 5,1-10,10,” in The Books of Leviticus and Numbers, ed. Thomas Römer, Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium CCXV (Leuven: Peeters, 2008) 473-89

"The Concept of the Wilderness in the Pentateuch,” in Israel in the Wilderness: Interpretations of the Biblical Narratives in Jewish and Christian Traditions, ed. Kenneth E. Pomykala, (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008) 1-16


Reading children’s literature and playing with my two boys