Exile and Migration: Toward a Biblical Theology of Immigration and Displacement

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Bo H. Lim

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The aim of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the biblical phenomenon of exile as it relates to immigrant communities so that church leaders might better appropriate this biblical motif for ministry. After providing an overview of the biblical category of exile and related terminology, I examine Jeremiah 29:1–7, a popular exilic text, through the lenses of various recent methodologies.

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Bo H. Lim, Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, Seattle, Washington

University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Old Testament