Resurrection in Jewish Texts and Traditions

Dr. Nicholas J. Schaser, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies

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The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith, but the concept of resurrection was a Jewish one before it came to shape Christianity. Yeshua was not the first person to be raised from the dead and, according to Jewish texts and traditions, he won’t be the last! Israel’s Scriptures are full of resurrection events, prophecy, and theology—and all of it highlights the Messiah’s resurrection as a thoroughly Jewish event. In this exciting course, you will walk through Judaic history to see how resurrection develops as an idea among the ancient Israelites, runs through the Second Temple period (including the New Testament), and carries on after Jesus with the later rabbis. Join us for these stimulating lectures that reveal the resurrection power of God, the original meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the hope of being raised at the end of days. Enroll to discover the real relevance of resurrection from a Jewish perspective!

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Dr. Nicholas J. Schaser

Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies

In addition to his work with Israel Bible Center as Professor of Hebrew Bible, Dr. Schaser is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Macalester College and the Adjunct Instructor of the New Testament at Bethel Seminary (both in St. Paul, Minnesota). Professor Schaser’s research interests include rabbinic literature and the Jewishness of the New Testament, with particular focus on Midrash and the Gospel of Matthew. Teaching widely in both synagogues and churches, Dr. Schaser strives to promote mutual learning and respect between Jews and Christians.

Dr. Schaser enjoys communicating with participants and asks that those with questions or comments please email him at:

*Please do not contact Macalester College or Vanderbilt University for correspondence with Dr. Schaser.

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  • 02. The Importance of Resurrection for Paul 13:52
  • 03. The Significance of Jesus' Resurrection 22:40
  • 04. Resurrection in Israel's Scriptures (1) 12:16
  • 05. Resurrection in Israel's Scriptures (2) 13:42
  • 06. Resurrection in Israel's Scriptures (3) 12:04
  • 07. Resurrection in Maccabees and Rabbinic Texts (1) 15:20
  • 08. Resurrection in Maccabees and Rabbinic Texts (2) 15:07
  • 09. Resurrection in Maccabees and Rabbinic Texts (3) 20:37
  • 10. Jesus and Resurrection the Gospels (1) 11:31
  • 11. Jesus and Resurrection the Gospels (2) 13:39
  • 12. Jesus and Resurrection the Gospels (3) 23:39
  • 13. Apostle Paul and Resurrection (1) 11:20
  • 14. Apostle Paul and Resurrection (2) 16:11
  • 15. Apostle Paul and Resurrection (3) 12:06
  • 16. Resurrection in Acts and Apocalypse (1) 12:57
  • 17. Resurrection in Acts and Apocalypse (2) 17:57

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