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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 Zeitschrift für Neues Testament and as an assistant editor for Near 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.
Learn about Dr. Fassbeck’s “Religion in Culture” lecture, delivered in March 2004.
Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Vol. 3 (2015–2016)
“Neues Testament und Antike Kultur,” Vol. 1-4