Joshua Garroway, Rabbi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth
Dr. Garroway is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Second Commonwealth Judaism. Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, Dr. Garroway completed his rabbinical studies at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati and his doctorate in New Testament studies at Yale University. His first book, entitled Neither Jew Nor Gentile, But Both: Paul’s Christians as Gentile-Jews, explores the ways in which Paul's epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role this played in the ensuing emergence of Christianity. Dr. Garroway's scholarly interests include Jewish identity in the ancient world, the origins of Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity, and postmodern historiography. He is a native of Rochester, NY.
- Ordained, HUC-JIR (2003)
- Ph.D., Yale (2008)
- The origins of Christianity and its parting of the ways with Judaism
- Conversion to Judaism in the ancient world
- Jewish creativity in the Greco-Roman Diaspora
- Jewish-Christian “dialogue” and interaction in antiquity
- The Historical Jesus / The Historical Paul
- "'Apostolic Irresistibility' and the Interrupted Speeches in Acts," forthcoming from Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2012).
- Paul’s “Gentile-Jews”: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both (forthcoming from Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012).
- “The Circumcision of Christ: Rom 15:7-13,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 34.4 (2012).
- “A New Kind of Priest for a New Kind of People: The Relationship between Romans and Hebrews,” in Portraits of Jesus: Studies in Christology (ed. S. Myers; Mohr Siebeck, 2012).
- “Ioudaios,” in The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- “The Law-Observant Lord: John Chrysostom’s Engagement with the Jewishness of Christ,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 18.4 (2010).
- “Apocalypse Then: Jesus Believed the World Was About to End,” Reform Judaism (Winter 2009).
- “The Invasion of a Mustard Seed: A Reading of Mark 5.1-20,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 32.1 (2009).