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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The Word Revealed at Kenwood
The Word Revealed at Kenwood

Guest Dr. Jason Staples Part 2

The conversation continues about Paul and his writings.

The Word Revealed at Kenwood
The Word Revealed at Kenwood

Guest Dr. Jason Staples Part 1

David and Jason discuss Paul and his writings part 1

Determine Truth
The Determinetruth Podcast

Who is “Israel”? Understanding Acts and the NT

Welcome to Determinetruth Podcast where we explore profound questions about identity and theology. In today’s episode, Rob sits down with Jason Staples, author of “Paul and the Resurrection of Israel,” delving into the enigmatic concept of “Who is Israel?” Unraveling layers of history and theology, they navigate Paul’s intricate perspectives, shedding light on the resurrection and its profound implications. Join us for a thought-provoking journey into ancient texts and contemporary debates.

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Intellectual Catholicism

Jesus as YHWH: A Simple but Powerful Proof

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New Testament scholar Jason A. Staples discusses a subtle proof that Jesus referred to Himself as YHWH, the God of Israel.

Hebrew Bible Insights
Hebrew Bible Insights

A New Paradigm for Understanding Israelite Identity in Second Temple Judaism

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After a decade of research, Jason Staples challenges the surface level assumptions of scholarship from decades ago that is pervasive to this day about Israelite identity in Second Temple Judaism. The implications of the results of his work are vast. Most notably this groundbreaking research adds great depth to the great commission of Jesus. Jason presents a new paradigm for how the words Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, and related terms are used in a key period of the formation of Scripture.

Our podcast conversation covers a number of topics: critical thinking, constructing ideas from looking at vast amounts of texts, implementing data driven research in humanities and biblical fields, interpreting Second Temple Jewish Texts, understanding the Jewish eschatological vision and hope, the faithfulness of God to the 12 tribes of Israel, and more.

Biblical Languages Podcast
The Biblical Languages Podcast

The Meaning of Ισραήλ (Israel) in Paul with Jason Staples

In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Jason Staples about the meaning of Ισραήλ (Israel) in Paul.

Jason Staples is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University. He’s the author of two books, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, published with Cambridge University Press in 2021, and Paul and the Resurrection of Israel, which will come out next year, also with Cambridge University press. He also has worked in sports media for fifteen years, used to coach football, and does voiceover work to ensure his family can survive, and he will be launching the BiblePod podcast in the next few months.

Kevin and Jason discuss the difference between Ισραήλ (Israel) and Ἰουδαῖος (Jew) and how it relates to difficult texts like Romans 2:13, Romans 9:19-22, and Romans 11:25-26.

The Biblical Mind Podcast
The Biblical Mind Podcast

Israelites vs. Hebrews vs. Jews . . . ?

What do we mean when we say that “Jesus was a Jew?” Scripture uses a lot of labels to refer to God’s chosen people, including “Israelite,” “Judahite,” “Hebrew,” and, of course, “Jew.” In this episode, Jason Staples helps us sort through the etymologies, histories, ethnicities, and nationalities behind these labels, examining the earliest usage of “Jew” in the Hebrew Bible, its role in the Second Temple Period, and its interpretations in the modern era. He also considers key Bible passages that use these labels and helps debunk a common assumption about “Jew” as a pejorative term.

Jason Staples teaches at North Carolina State University in the areas of biblical literature, early Judaism and Christianity, and modern issues in ethics and religion. He is the author of The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity. In addition to his scholarly work, Jason has worked in sports media and voiceover narration.

The Two Testaments
The Two Testaments

Romans 9:20–23 (God as Potter)

Join us as we talk to Dr. Jason Staples about Romans 9:20–23. We discuss a number of things including: the image of God as a potter, the temperamental nature of clay, the potter-clay metaphor in Jeremiah, and how this image asserts God’s justice.

The Biblical Mind Podcast
The Biblical Mind Podcast

Revelation 101: Leaving Behind Left Behind (Jason Staples)

“This is a revelation of how things are, not so much how things have been.” -Jason Staples

Modern Christians reading the Book of Revelation tend to filter it through the lens of popular fiction (such as the Left Behind series) and a very modern concept of its strange language and imagery. From the four horsemen, to the secret thunder in chapter 10, to the mixing of metaphors throughout the text, Revelation presents a challenge for modern readers.

In this episode, Dr. Jason Staples (Assistant Teaching Professor at North Carolina State University) helps sort through the symbols in the Book of Revelation. By examining the historical context of late Second Temple Judaism, the genre of apocalypse, and key passages from the Hebrew Bible, the meanings of the symbols begin to emerge. Though many passages remain mysterious, even to trained scholars, the Book of Revelation communicates a message of central importance about the present Kingdom of God and the role of the church in the world.

Jason Staples teaches in the areas of biblical literature, early Judaism and Christianity, and modern issues in ethics and religion. He is the author of The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity. In addition to his scholarly work, Jason has worked in sports media and voiceover narration.