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, 2020). His second book, which focuses on Israel in the writings of the apostle Paul, is currently under review. He is also presently working on a commentary on the New Testament Epistle of James (under contract).
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.
“‘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, J. R. L. Moxon, Peter’s Halakhic Nightmare: Acts 10–11:18 in Jewish and Greco-Roman Perspective,” Reviews of the Enoch Seminar (2018).
“Review: A. Chadwick Thornhill, The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism,” Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations 12 no. 1 (2017): 1–3.
“Review: Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston, eds., Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism,” Journal of Theological Studies 67 no. 2 (2016): 736–37.
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart Ehrman, The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, 1st Ed. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014) and 2nd Ed. (OUP, 2017).
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart Ehrman, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, 3rd Ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) and 4th Ed. (OUP, 2016).
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 5th Ed. (Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2011) and 6th Ed. (OUP, 2015).
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).
“Greek Oratory and Rhetoric” in The Encyclopedia of World History, Vol. 1 (“Ancient World, 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E”), (New York: Facts on File, 2008), 173–75.
“Old Kingdom (Egypt),” in The Encyclopedia of World History, Vol. 1 (“Ancient World, 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E”), (New York: Facts on File, 2008), 316–17.
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