PhD in Theology and Religion Durham University, UK
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
Kwon, JiSeong J. Scribal Culture and Intertextuality: Literary and Historical Relationships between Job and Deutero-Isaiah. FAT II 85. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
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]
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.
- 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.