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Jason Staples

Asst Teaching Professor

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Withers Hall 344

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Jason A. Staples is a specialist in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, focusing primarily on Early Judaism and Christian Origins.

Before coming to NCSU, Jason taught a broad range of courses in the fields of Religious Studies and Sociology at Duke, Wake Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Florida State University.


Research Publications

Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Former Jews, Gentiles, Israelites (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity​​​​​​​. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

“Babylon,” in The Bible and Science Fiction. Edited by Kelly J. Murphy and Nicole L. Tilford. Atlanta: SBL Press, forthcoming.

“Vessels of Wrath and God’s Pathos: Potter/Clay Imagery in Rom 9:19–23,” Harvard Theological Review 115.2 (2022): 197–218.

“‘Rise, Kill, and Eat’: Gentiles as Animals in Early Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and Acts 10,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 42 no. 1 (2019), 1–15

“‘Lord Lord’: Jesus as YHWH in Matthew and Luke,” New Testament Studies 64 no. 1 (2018): 1–19.

“‘Altered Because of Transgressions’? The ‘Law of Deeds’ in Gal 3:19a,” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 106 no. 1 (2015): 126–35.

“What Do the Gentiles Have to Do with ‘All Israel’? A Fresh Look at Romans 11:25–27,” Journal of Biblical Literature 130 no. 2 (2011): 371–90.

Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (film). Journal of Religion and Film 15.1 (2011).

“Shadowlands, Myth, and the Creation of Meaning in Inception,” Journal of Religion and Film 14.1 (2010).


Ph.D. Ancient Mediterranean Religions UNC-Chapel Hill 2016

M.A. Religions of Western Antiquity Florida State University 2007

B.A. Religion Florida State University 2004