Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D., has been promoted to Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, as of July 1, 2014.
Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, stated, "The way in which Dr. Garroway combines scholarly achievement with boundless devotion to our students and the roles they will fulfill is truly exemplary. With women and men such as Josh at the heart of the College-Institute, its future and that of its students is bright indeed."
Dr. Garroway earned his doctorate from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University and was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both, explores the ways in which Paul's epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role played by this construction in the ensuing emergence of Christianity. His second book, currently in progress, will offer a revisionist understanding of the origins of the Greek term euaggelion, usually translated “gospel,” in earliest Christianity.