Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Visiting Professor of Old TestamentSchool of Theology

Contact Information
BA (History, Social Science, Biblical Archaeology) Simpson University
MA (Biblical Studies) Ashland Theological Seminary
PhD (Biblical Studies) University of Sheffield, England

Biographical Information

Dr. Shafer-Elliott focuses on archeology and the life of families in the Hebrew Bible. In addition to teaching at Fuller she is also a professor at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA and has over 10 years of teaching experience.

Classes Taught

  • OT500 Old Testament Introduction
  • OT501 Pentateuch

Areas of Expertise, Research and Writing

Archeology, Hebrew Bible, Lifestyles of Hebrew Bible


Selected Publications

Food in Ancient Judah: Domestic Cooking in the Time of the Hebrew Bible (Equinox, forthcoming).

"Cooking" in The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archeology (ed. D. Master; Oxford University Press, 2013)

"Gender and Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: A Post-Feminist Perspective" in A Land Like Your Own: Traditions of Isarel and Their Reception - Papers from the Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World (ed. J.M. Silverman and A Saughton; Pickwick, 2008-2009).

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