Eliyahu Lizorkin

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Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg
Born (1974-03-09) March 9, 1974 (age 41)
Citizenship Israeli
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 (Jewish Studies Press, 2013)
  • The Jewish Gospel of John: Discovering Jesus as the King of All Israel (Jewish Studies Press 2015)
  • Biblical Hebrew Insights: From Grammar to Worship (In progress)

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