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Ph.D., Columbia University

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School

B.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

B.F.A., Colorado State University

Pamela Eisenbaum

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

One of four Jewish New Testament scholars teaching in Christian theological schools, Pamela Eisenbaum is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. The author of several books on early Christianity including, most recently, Paul Was Not a Christian, she is a contributor to the Women’s Bible Commentary and the Oxford Access Bible, and has published many articles on the Bible, ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity. In addition to her appointment at Iliff, Eisenbaum is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. She appeared in the ABC documentary, “Jesus and Paul: The Word and the Witness.”

Books

  • Paul Was Not a Christian, 2009
  • Invitation to Romans, 2006
  • The Jewish Heroes of Christian History: Hebrews 11 in Literary Context, 1997

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • B.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School
  • B.A., Colorado State University

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, Iliff School of Theology, 2000–
  • Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, Iliff School of Theology, 1995–2000

Professional Service

  • Member, Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Editorial Board, 2010–
  • Member, Cross Currents Editorial Board, 2009–
  • Chair, Steering Committee of the Paul and Politics Group, SBL program unit, 2008–
  • Member, Paul and Scripture Seminar, 2005–
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Consultation on Hebrews (new SBL program unit), 2005–
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature Council (Governing Board), 2003–2008
  • Member, SBL Programs and Initiatives Committee, 2003–2005
  • Member, Journal of Biblical Literature Editorial Board, 2000–2006
  • Chair, Steering Committee of the Early Jewish/Christian Relations Section, SBL program unit, 1998–2004
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Paul and Politics Group, SBL program unit, 1998–2007
  • Regional Coordinator, Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Region of the SBL, 1999–2003
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Early Jewish/Christian Relations Section, SBL program unit, 1996–1998
  • Editor, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 1992–1993

Grants Awards and Honors

  • Coolidge Fellow and Co-Facilitator, Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, New York City, 2004
  • Dove of Peace Award, Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue (Colorado Springs), October 2003
  • Lilly Endowment Theological Research Fellowship, 2001–2002
  • Wabash Summer Research Grant, 2001
  • Wabash Teaching and Learning Grant, 2000–2001
  • Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship, 1993–1994
  • Distinction, Columbia University Field Exams, 1990
  • American Schools of Oriental Research Travel Grant, Jerusalem, 1990
  • Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Israel Study, University of Denver, 1990
  • President’s Fellowship, Columbia University, 1987–1992