Casey Elledge


Professor in Religion

Professor Elledge teaches in the area of New Testament. His teaching and research interests include Jesus and the Gospels, Early Judaism, Archaeology, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Before coming to Gustavus, Elledge served on the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute for Archaeology.

His research incorporates literary, historical, and theological studies of both Early Christian and Jewish literature. Elledge's most recent book concerns the history and theology of resurrection in early Jewish literature:

Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE - CE 200.  Oxford University Press, 2017.

Elledge has received the Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award at Gustavus and is currently preparing for a conference dedicated to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic eschatology.

In college, he studied English, Religion, and Classics; and taught high school English during his graduate work.   He continues to enjoy reading a wide range of literatures.  Currently, he is attempting to complete the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, by the end of his career -- and is now finishing up Arthur A. Cohen's In the Days of Simon Stern, a remarkable novel about Jewish experiences in America.

Beyond teaching, he enjoys physical conditioning, the history of gospel music, grilling, and Alabama football. 

At Gustavus since 2002.


B.A., Centenary College (English, Classics), 1994; M.Div, Ph.D, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1997, 2001; E.T. Ecole Biblique de Jerusalem

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-110 The Bible 35 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA
CUR-140 Biblical Tradition 20 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
GRE-202 Greek New Testament 10 2018/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP
REL-210 New Testament 9 2022/SP, 2022/JN, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2003/JN
REL-290 Jesus 8 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
REL-280 Paul and His Letters 7 2018/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, and 2004/FA
REL-350 Apocalypse 4 2020/FA, 2017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2013/FA
REL-399 Senior Thesis 3 2021/FA, 2020/FA, and 2015/SP
REL-360 New Testament Topics 3 2007/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
CUR-125 Religious Traditions 2 2022/SP
FTS-100 FTS:Gospel of John 2 2014/FA and 2011/FA
GRE-232 Greek New Testament 2 2005/SP and 2003/SP
REL-268 Career Exploration 1 2005/JN
REL-380 Paul 1 2003/SP
REL-244 Special Topic: Jesus Tradition and History 1 2002/FA