Jeffrey P. Garcia

Jeffrey P. Garcia

Dr. García is an Assistant Professor in Bible at Nyack College. He holds BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Nyack College (NYC), where he studied with Dr. R. Steven Notley, and a PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University, where he studied under the direction of world-renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. Jeffrey has been a member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research since 2008. His expertise is early Judaism, the period of the Sages of Israel, Jesus, and the New Testament. His research interests include the Second Temple and early Rabbinic period, as well as the Gospels. He is particularly invested with examining the Gospels and Acts as sources for ancient Jewish thought and practice, as well the manner that they preserve the traditions of the Rabbis. He is the author of Understanding the Gospels as Ancient Jewish Literature (Jerusalem: Carta, 2018), and co-editor (w/ R. Steven Notley) of The Gospels in First-Century Judaea (Brill, 2016). He has contributed to the Biblical Archaeology Review, Lexham Bible Dictionary (Lexham Press, 2016), and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (Routledge, 2015). He has worked as a teaching guide in Israel and Jordan with the Center for Holy Lands Studies since 2012.     Jeffrey was born in Spanish (East) Harlem, New York City. He now lives in Queens with his wife, Maureen and their family.

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  • Jesus the Galilean, a Stranger in Judea?
  • “Treasure in Heaven”: Examining an Ancient Idiom for Charity