Jason A. Staples (Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University, speaker, journalist, voice actor, and former American football coach.

He is the author of The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Former Gentiles, Israelites (Cambridge University Press, 2023), and numerous articles. Click each book to learn more and order a signed copy. Jason is available to speak on a variety of topics at universities, churches, synagogues, and in gatherings of all kinds.

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Podcast Guest Appearances


Dr Jason Staples Interview – The Restoration of Israel

Today, a very special guest, Dr. Jason A. Staples joins us to discuss the overarching content of his two books. We discuss God’s accomplishment in the restoration of Israel through the “mystery” which is finally revealed in the New Testament. Don’t miss a minute of this truly lifechanging, and eschatological-view-awakening interview. The light shines brightly with this fuller understanding within the consistency of God’s revelation to His people.


Jason Staples – The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism

Episode: Lynn Cohick speaks with Jason Staples about concepts of Israel, Judaism, and Jewishness that emerged in the Second Temple period, and their implications for understanding the early Judaism. Staples challenges prevailing ideas about Jewish identity around the turn of the Common Era.

Guest: Jason Staples is Assistant Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University. Jason A. Staples is a specialist in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, focusing primarily on Early Judaism and Christian Origins. He is the author of The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity​​​​​​​ (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His second book will focus on Israel in the writings of the apostle Paul. (from the NC State University site)

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