Casey Elledge


Associate 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 as a Fulbright Scholar at the Hebrew University Institute for Archaeology in 2002.

His research incorporates historical, textual, and theological studies of both Early Christian and Jewish literature. Some of Elledge's recent publications include,

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

"The Veils of the Second Temple:  Architecture and Tradition in the Herodian Temple."  Eretz Israel:  Ehud Netzer Memorial Volume.  31 (2015):  40-50.

"Resurrection and Immortality:  Navigating the Conceptual Boundaries in Hellenistic Judaism."  Pages 101-134 in Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism:  Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament.  Early Christianity in its Hellenistic Context, Volume 2.  Ed. S. Porter and A. Pitts.  Leiden:  Brill, 2013.

"Understanding the Afterlife:  Evidence from the Writings of Josephus."  Pages 477-513 in The Tomb of Jesus and His Family?  Exploring Ancient Jewish Tombs Near Jerusalem's Walls.  Ed. J. Charlesworth.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2013.

“Future Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism:  Social Dynamics, Contested Evidence.”  Currents in Biblical Research 9.3 (2011):  1-29.

“ ‘From the Beginning It Was Not So …’:  Jesus, Divorce, and Remarriage in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls.”  Perspectives in Religious Studies 37 (2010):  371-390.

“Rewriting the Sacred:  Some Problems of Textual Authority in Light of the ‘Rewritten Scriptures’ from Qumran.”  In Jewish and Christian Scriptures: The Function of ‘Canonical’ and ‘Non-canonical’   Religious Texts.  Ed. L. MacDonald and J. Charlesworth. Edinburgh:  T.&T. Clark, 2010.  Pages 87-103.

Life after Death in Early Judaism: The Evidence of Josephus.  WUNT II.208.  Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006. 

The Statutes of the King: The Temple Scroll's Legislation on Kingship.  CahRB 56.  Paris: Gabalda, 2004.

At Gustavus since 2002.


B.A., Centenary College, 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-110The Bible322018/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-140Biblical Tradition182017/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2003/FA
GRE-202Greek New Testament92015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP
REL-290Jesus72018/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
REL-280Paul and His Letters62014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, and 2004/FA
REL-350Apocalypse32017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2013/FA
REL-360New Testament Topics32007/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
REL-210Apocalyptic Movements32007/JN, 2005/JN, and 2003/JN
FTS-100FTS:Gospel of John22014/FA and 2011/FA
GRE-232Greek New Testament22005/SP and 2003/SP
REL-399Senior Thesis12015/SP
REL-268Career Exploration12005/JN
REL-244Special Topic: Jesus Tradition and History12002/FA