JiSeong James Kwon

JiSeong James Kwon

Theologisches Seminar
Kirchgasse 9
CH-8001 Zürich
KIR 1 room 305

Telefon: +41 44 634 44717

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Personal webpage on academia.edu

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2011-2016 (Jan)

                                

PhD in Theology and Religion Durham University, UK
Thesis Title: ‘Intertextuality and Jewish Scribal Culture: Literary and Historical Relationships between Job and Deutero-Isaiah’
Supervisors: Prof. Stuart Weeks and Prof. C.T.R. Hayward; Examiners: Prof. Walter Moberly and Dr. Katharine Dell

2010 – 2011 MA in Theology and Religion Durham University, UK
Thesis Title: ‘Identity of the Valiant Woman in Proverbs 31:10-31’
Supervisor: Prof. Walter Moberly
2007- 2010 MDiv Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), USA
Research Papers: ‘Poetic and Thematic Patterns in Proverbs 9’, supervised by Prof. Willem VanGemeren; ‘Reshaping of the Evangelical Revival and Its True Marks’ supervised by Prof. Douglas Sweeney
2001-2003 MSc in Mechatronics Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea

1996-2001           

BA in Avionics Korea Aerospace University (HAU), South Korea

Employment and Work Experience

2016-2017           Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Universität Zürich, Swiss(September 2016-August 2017)
2016 External Lecturer (Hebrew Bible) in Pierson School of Theology, Pyeongtaek University, South Korea
2015-2016

Lecturer (Hebrew Bible; Biblical Studies), New Wave Academy, South Korea

Editor (the Old Testament) in New Wave Publisher, South Korea

2014 Research Assistant to Prof. Chris Cook in Durham University, UK
2013 Research Assistant to Prof. Alec Ryrie in Durham University, UK
2013

Education Pastor, King’s Cross Korean Presbyterian Church in London, UK

2011-2012 Youth Pastor, Newcastle Korean Dream Church in Newcastle, UK
2010 Pastor for Children Ministry, Grace and Truth Korean Church in Vernon Hill IL, USA
2008 Youth Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Chicago IL, USA
2003-2006 Associate Research Engineer, SAMSUNG Corporation S1 Research Centre in Seoul, South Korea

 

Publications

Book

Kwon, JiSeong J. Scribal Culture and Intertextuality: Literary and Historical Relationships between Job and Deutero-Isaiah. FAT II 85. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.

Journal Articles

Kwon, JiSeong J. “Shared Ideas in Job and Deutero-Isaiah.” ZAW (2017) (Forthcoming).

Kwon, JiSeong J. “Divine Judgment in Job and Isaiah 40-55.” Evangelical Old Testament Studies 11 (2016): 58–88.

Kwon, JiSeong J. “Wisdom Incarnate? Identity and Role of  אשׁת־חיל In Proverbs 31:10-31.” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.2 (2012): 167–88.

Nonlinear Design for Subharmonic Injection Locking Oscillator (SILO) using Multiharmonic Device Analysis at 40GHz, 2002 Topical Symposium on Millimeter Waves (TSMMW'2002); [Science and Engineering]

Book Reviews

Review of My Brother Esau is a Hairy Man’: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel by Susan Niditch. Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies (2013). website

Review of Job 1-21: Interpretation & Commentary by C. L. Seow. Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies (2014). website

Review of An Introduction to the Study of Wisdom Literature by Stuart Weeks. Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies (2014). website

Review of Job (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) by Lindsay Wilson. Interpretation (Forthcoming).

Conferences and Meetings

  • ‘Considerations on the Intertextuality between the Book of Job and Isaiah 40-55,’ Postgraduate Research Seminar, Durham University, March 16, 2012
  • ‘Divine Control in Job and Deutero-Isaiah,’ Manchester-Sheffield-Durham Postgraduate Meeting, Manchester University, May 1, 2014.
  • ‘Problems of the Comparative Study between Job and Deutero-Isaiah,’ International SBL Meeting in conjunction with Annual Conference of EABS, Vienna, Austria, July 6-10, 2014.
  • ‘Understanding the Scribal Culture in the Wisdom and the Prophetic Traditions,’ International SBL Meeting in conjunction with Annual Conference of EABS, Vienna, Austria, July 6-10, 2014.
  • ‘Examining Distinctive Relationships between Job and Deutero-Isaiah,’ Annual SBL Meeting, San Diego, USA, November 22-25, 2014.
  • ‘Divergence of the book of Job from Torah and Ecclesiastes,’ Annual SBL Meeting, San Antonio, USA, November 19-22, 2016.
  • ‘Leviathan in Job 41 and Ancient Near Eastern Myths,’ Annual SBL Meeting, San Antonio, USA, November 19-22, 2016.

Research Interests

  • Semantics and Pragmatics in the Hebrew Bible / Intertextuality in the Old Testament
  • The Book of Proverbs and Personified Wisdom / The Book of Ecclesiastes and Afterlife
  • Theology of the Book of Job and Isaiah 40-55
  • Jewish Scribal Culture in the Second Temple Period
  • Literacy and Education in the Ancient Near Eastern Society
  • Formation of Pentateuch

My main interest is the Israelite and Jewish scribal culture in the Hebrew Bible. I am also interested in "intertextuality" in ancient Near Eastern texts including Jewish writings, not in the concept of literary reference. Particularly, I have been focusing on the literary and historical relationship between the book of Job and Deuteron-Isaiah, and at present I am mostly writing articles about connections between Job and Torah/Ecclesiastes. My next project is about the change of Wisdom texts from the Persian period and to the Hellenistic period and also will study various voices of Isaiah (Proto-, Deutero-, Trito-) in comparison with Torah.