John J. Yeo Th.M., Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament
Southern California Seminary


Dr. John J. Yeo serves at Southern California Seminary as Professor of Old Testament. His primary interests lie within Old Testament interpretation and Biblical Theology. His publications include the chapter on “Ruth” in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (Crossway, 2016), an extended article on “Name Theology” in The Lexham Bible Dictionary (Logos Bible Software, 2012), and book reviews in various theological journals. He also served as a translation specialist on the Book of Job for the revised edition of the Christian Standard Bible (Holman Bible Publishers, 2017).

Dr. Yeo also aspires to safeguard the Bible’s divine inspiration and inerrancy. His published dissertation, Plundering the Egyptians: The Old Testament and Historical Criticism at Westminster Theological Seminary (1929-1998) (University Press of America, 2010) documents and evaluates the significant changes that occurred at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) from an anti-critical stance towards an open, integrationist position which is now being mirrored today in certain areas of evangelical scholarship.

Prior to coming to SCS, Dr. Yeo was Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA and Associate Professor of Old Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Yeo has also ministered to youth and college students for ten years as well as serving as an assistant and interim pastor in Northern Virginia and Southern California.


  • Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 2007
  • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2000
  • M.A., Westminster Seminary California, 1996
  • B.A., Biola University, 1990
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