Among the graduates this spring from Wheaton’s doctoral program was our friend and colleague, Brittany Kim, graduating with a degree in Biblical Theology—Old Testament. Her graduation followed the successful defense of her dissertation on February 21st entitled, “‘Enlarge the Place of Your Tent’: The Metaphorical World of Israel’s Household in the Book of Isaiah.” Brittany applied a literary and rhetorical approach to the book of Isaiah, examining how it portrays Israel and its capital city, Zion, through metaphors from household relationships— sons/children, daughter(s), mother, wife, and servant(s). While her study focuses on Isaiah, her work has important implications for biblical theology and a contemporary understanding of the people of God. Brittany’s advisor was Dr. Richard Schultz, her second reader was Dr. Daniel Block, and her external reader was Dr. Mark Boda.
In addition to her Ph.D., Brittany also holds holds an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Westmont College. She and her husband, Ted, have a 1½ year old daughter, Eliana, and are expecting their second child, a son, in September. They reside in Syracuse, New York where Ted serves as a worship pastor at the Vineyard Church in Syracuse. Brittany is currently serving as Adjunct Professor for the online program at Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas, and as an occasional Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Seminary and Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Congratulations Brittany! It has been a privilege to walk this journey with you here at Wheaton!