Erica L. Martin, Ph.D.

Instructor of Hebrew Scriptures

Phone: 206.296.5300

Education:

  • 2009 PhD in Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
    Dissertation: Incest and Inner-Biblical Exegesis (Gen 9:20-25 and 19:30-38)
  • 2001 MA in Religious Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
  • 1998 MA in Pastoral Studies, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle WA
  • 1994 BA in Classics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA

Teaching Experience:

  • 2012-2014 Full Time Lecturer, Seattle University, Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Qur’ān; Between Bible and Qur’ān; Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
  • 2009-2014 Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Life, University of Puget Sound, Office of Spirituality, Service & Social Justice
  • 2010-2013 Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound, Department of Religious Studies. Undergraduate courses: Ancient Israel; New Testament; Religions of the Book.
  • 2009-2012 Full-Time Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University (Shared appointment between three departments)
    Seattle University Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Hebrew Bible; Women in the Hebrew Bible; Religions of the Book: Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Torah: The Birth of a People; Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
    Seattle University Honors Program, Undergraduate course: Honors Theology.
    Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Graduate courses: Exodus in Jewish Interpretation and Identity; Greek I; Greek II; Greek III; Abraham to Muhammad: Scripture and Interfaith; Religious of the Book: Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Religions of the Book; Women in Ancient Israel.
  • 2007-2011 Adjunct Faculty, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Center for Anglican Leadership and Learning, Berkeley CA, Online courses: Women in Early Christianity; New Perspectives on Paul; Introduction to New Testament; Digging up Damascus Road: Reading Paul; The Gospel of John.

Selected Publications:

2014 “The Christian Bible and the Jews” in Anselm Companion to the Bible. Carvalho, Corrine L., ed. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.
2014 “The Christian Bible and the Jews” in Anselm Companion to the New Testament. Carvalho, Corrine L., ed. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.Anselm Companion to the Bible
2010 “Noah in the Qur’ān,” in After the Deluge: Post-Biblical Traditions of Noah. Michael E. Stone, Aryeh Amihay and Vered Hillel, eds. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
2010 “The Rabbinic Knife: How and Why the Rabbis Castrated Noah,” in Interpretation, Religion and Culture in Midrash and Beyond, Volume IV. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer eds. New Jersey: Gorgias Press.

Selected Online Publications:

  • 2014 "What Happened in Noah's Tent?" Noah's Flood.
  • 2014 "Lions and Noah and Groans, Oh My! Dangerous Beasts aboard the Ark." Noah's Flood.
  • 2014 "Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Jewish Tradition." Noah's Flood.

Selected Academic Presentations:

  • 2013 “Connecting with the Kid in the Back Row Using Blended Learning,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MA.
  • 2012 “Circuit Training in the Biblical Studies Classroom,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 “Ezekiel and the ‘C’ Word,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 “The Euphemistic Hijab: Uncovering Hidden References to Women’s Bodies in the Hebrew Bible,” Society of Biblical Literature, Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • 2011 “Out of Egypt: Hagar’s Biblical Potential Realized in Qur’ān and Tafsir,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2011 “Texting, Twitter and other Technologies in the Biblical Studies Classroom,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    Selected Community Presentations/Engagements:
  • 2014 Keynote Speaker, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” Lavender Graduation Celebration Keynote Address, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
  • 2014 Adult Educator: Class title “Isaac and Ishmael: What Sarah's Jewish Children should know about Hagar's Muslim Descendants,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2014 Guest Presider, “To Life! The Jewish Holiday Tu B'Shevat,” Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship, Vashon, WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “Nice Jewish Boys? The Jewishness of Jesus and Second Temple Judaisms,” St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “The Midrashic Imagination,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “Nice Jewish Boys? The Jewishness of Jesus and Second Temple Judaisms,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Guest Presenter, Introduction to Judaism, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma WA
  • 2012 Guest Presider, “Perspectives on At-One-Ment,” Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship, Vashon, WA
  • 2012 Adult Educator: Class title “G-d’s Wandering Wife: Biblical Texts on Sexuality, Reproduction and Israel’s Marriage to HaShem,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA