Dr. Jason Moraff

Dr. Jason Moraff

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies


Raised in an interfaith, multiethnic household and within the Messianic Jewish movement, Dr. Jason Moraff became interested in biblical studies when he realized that, as a Jewish follower of Jesus, he interpreted the Bible, particularly the New Testament, differently from his Gentile Christian peers. In his academic work and in the classroom, he seeks to address anti-Judaism in Christian theology and preaching, and to develop post-supersessionist New Testament interpretation. He loves helping students mature as disciples of Jesus who serve faithfully in the Church and the world. Dr. Moraff enjoys sports, music, the outdoors, and spending time with his wonderful wife, two daughters, and dog.

Research and Interest Areas

  • Luke-Acts
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Apostolic Fathers
  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Publications

Books

  • Reading Luke-Acts after Supersessionism: The Salvation of Israel and the Nations in Accordance with the Scriptures. New Testament after Supersessionism (Eugene, OR: Cascade, under contract)
  • Reading the Way, Paul, and “the Jews” in Acts within Judaism: “Among My Own Nation”. Library of New Testament Studies 690 (London: T&T Clark, forthcoming)

Peer Reviewed Articles 

  • “‘There the Lord is’: Identifying the Kyrios in the Didache,” Biblical Theology Bulletin (forthcoming)
  • “‘Children of the Prophets and the Covenant’: A Post-Supersessionist Reading of Luke-Acts,” Religions 14(1):120 (2023), 1–17
  • “Recent Trends in the Study of Jews and Judaism in Luke-Acts,” Currents in Biblical Research 19.1 (2020): 64–87

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • “The Acts of the Apostles: Introduction and Study Notes” in Messianic Study Bible, ed. Michael Brown (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming)
  • “The Gospel of Luke: Introduction and Study Notes” in Messianic Study Bible, ed. Michael Brown (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming)
  • “Reading Acts with(in) the Second Century: Acts, Ignatius, and Barnabas on Israel and Judaism,” in Luke and Acts with(in) Second Temple Judaism, eds. Isaac W. Oliver, Jocelyn McWhirter, and Joshua Scott. BZNW (Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming)

Book Reviews 

  • The Hermeneutics of Social Identity in Luke-Acts by Nickolas A. Fox. Review of Biblical Literature (2022)
  • Finding Messiah: A Journey into the Jewishness of the Gospel by Jennifer M. Rosner. Kesher 41 (2022): 99–106
  • Luke/Acts and the End of History by Kylie Crabbe. Review of Biblical Literature (2022)
  • Jewish Law in Gentile Churches by Markus Bockmuehl. Kesher 29 (2015): 109–113

Courses Taught

  • BHEB 3301/5301 Hebrew I
  • BHEB 3302/5302 Hebrew II
  • BGRK 3301/5301 Greek I
  • BGRK 3302/5302
  • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus
  • BIBL 4302/5315 Matthew in Jewish Context/Studies in Matthew and Early Judaism
  • BIBL 4310/5319 Luke-Acts in Jewish Context/Studies in Luke-Acts and Early Judaism
  • BIBL 4312 Advanced Hermeneutics
  • BIBL 5302 New Testament Theology
  • BIBT 4310 Jesus, Paul, and the Torah

Contact Info


jason.moraff@tku.edu
(817) 722-1663

Education


Ph.D.

Fuller Theological Seminary

M.T.S.

Duke University

M.A.

Moody Theological Seminary

B.A.

Moody Bible Institute