Gabriele Fassbeck held the position of a Visiting
Assistant Professor from 2003-05 at the Department and now
works as an instructor for the on-line Introduction to New
Testament classes (REL 112). Dr. Fassbeck is a native of the
city of Cologne, Germany, who earned her doctorate in New
Testament studies from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
for a dissertation on the relevance of early Jewish temple
theology in first and second century Christian writings ("Der
Tempel der Christen. Traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen
zur Aufnahme des Tempelkonzepts im frühen Christentum").
She completed her pastoral training with the Evangelische
Kirche im Rheinland and taught classes in biblical Hebrew,
New Testament studies, extracanonical literature, and the
archaeology of Hellenistic-Roman Palestine at the Universities
of Heidelberg and Gießen in Germany, as well as the University
of California Riverside and the Claremont School of Theology.
Dr. Fassbeck was involved as a member of staff with the archaeological
excavations at Tel
Kinrot (Tell el-Oreme) /
Galilee and has contributed various books and articles
in the field of ancient Judaism and early Christianity, both
as author and editor. She served on the board of editors of
für Neues Testament and as an assistant editor for
Eastern Archaeology, a publication of the American
Schools of Oriental Research, as well as for volumes 5 and
6 of the encyclopedia Religion
Past and Present.
Her scholarly and editorial work continues with publications
in the field of archaeology, most recently Ann E. Killebrew
and Gabriele Faßbeck, Viewing Ancient Art and Archaeology:
VeHinnei Rachel - Essays in Honor of Rachel Hachlili.
"Dr. Fassbeck is also the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies, published by Penn State University Press."