|Born||March 9, 1974|
|Fields||Theology, History, Jewish-Christian relations|
|Alma mater||M.A. in Theological Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary
M.Phil. in Bible Interpretation, Stellenbosch University
Ph.D. in Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University
Dr. Eliyahu ("Eli") Lizorkin-Eyzenberg (Hebrew: אליהו ליזורקין-איזנברג; born March 9, 1974) is an Israeli scholar of Historical theology, and a host of Jewish Studies for Christians Online Study Group. His areas of expertise include early Christian and Jewish literature as well as Jewish-Christian relations.
He is a co-founder of the Jerusalem Seminar for Christian-Jewish Relations, hosted by Van Leer Jerusalem Institute the seminar conducts inter-disciplinary research in the field. He is a dean of the faculty of the Jewish Studies in the Eteacher Group, Institute of Language, History and Theology, working with the school of Biblical Languages, a program that is accredited by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an author of popular online courses on the Jewish Background of the New Testament. He lives with his wife Marina and their children in Herzeliya, Israel.
Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg holds an M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (2000), an M.Phil. degree in Bible Interpretation (2008) and a Ph.D. in Ancient Cultures from Stellenbosch University (2011). Additional studies include Doctoral and Post-doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Leiden University, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He has expertise in a number of ancient languages, amongst which are Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, Syriac and Old Church Slavonic. He also has command of the modern languages of Hebrew, English and Russian.
- Jewish Sabbath: A Survey of Late Second Temple Literature (Colloquium Press, 2006)
- The Persian Sage: A Conversation with the Jews of Mesopotamia (Peeters Publishers, 2012)
- The Psalms: A Hebraic Small Group Bible Study Guide (eTeacher Press, 2013)
- The King of All Israel: My Heart Journey through the Gospel of John (forthcoming 2014)
- Biblical Hebrew Insights: From Grammar to Worship (In progress)
- The Jewish Son of God: My Heart Journey through the Gospel of Mark (In progress)
- Rethinking Romans 11. Reformed Theological Seminary (2006).
- Historical Jesus in the writings of Aphrahat, the Persian Sage. Princeton Theological Seminary (2007).
- Paul’s Case for the Jews and their God. Westminster Theological Seminary (2008).
- Understanding Judaism. University of Pennsylvania (2008).
- The Jews of Mesopotamia: The View from the Christian Side. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009).
- Justice and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. MF Lutheran School of Theology (March 2011).
- Avalanche of Reconciliation: A Peace-making Wisdom of the Hebrew Bible. Galilee Institute (Dec. 2011).
- Jews and Christians in Ancient Iran. Ben Gurion University (2012).
- Gospel of John Reconsidered. Tel Aviv University (2013).
- Mishnah and Talmud: An Applied Introduction. Swedish Theological Institute (2013).
- Resurrection of Lazarus in its Jewish Context. Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel (2014).