Jason Staples

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

Books

Jason 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 to order a signed copy.

Paul And The Resurrection Of Israel Jason Staples
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Podcast Guest Appearances

The Two Cities Podcast
The Two Cities

Paul and the Resurrection of Israel with Dr. Jason Staples

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Jason Staples, who is Asst Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University, and the author of The Idea of Israel (CUP) as well as the more recent book that we’re discussing in this episode, Paul and the Resurrection of Israel (also with CUP). Over the course of our conversation, we talk about the imprecision in how we often use the term “Israel” in biblical studies, highlighting how attending to its nuances brings greater clarity to key passages in Paul’s letters, like references to Israel in Romans 9–11 and Galatians 6. Team members on the episode from The Two Cities include: Dr. John Anthony Dunne, Dr. Chris Porter, the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Warne, and Dr. Logan Williams.

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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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