Welcome to Enoch Seminar Online

Founded in 2001 by director Gabriele Boccaccini, the Enoch Seminar is an open and inclusive forum of international specialists in early Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Scholars with different methodologies and approaches and at various stages of their academic careers, from graduate students to senior scholars, have the opportunity to meet and share the results of their research. In this global world of 21st century academia, we are particularly committed to fostering diversity in all its forms and promoting dialogue and mutual understanding between Jews , Christians and Muslims about their common roots.

Our primary mission is to foster scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean world that transcends conventional, and often isolated, disciplinary and methodological boundaries. We encourage discussion among specialists in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, New Testament, Late Antique Judaism and Christianity, and Early Islam through our many international meetings (the Enoch Seminars, the Graduate Enoch Seminars, the Nangeroni Meetings, the Enoch Colloquia). These meetings are characterized by a distinctive format, where papers circulate in advance, are thoroughly discussed among participants, and then are disseminated to a wider audience via publication.

In order to promote diversity, the Enoch Seminar is committed to have in all its major international events a balanced proportion of American and non-American, male and female, senior and junior scholars.

Our website, Enoch Seminar Online, edited by Jason von Ehrenkrook in collaboration with Kelley Coblentz Bautch, functions as a crucial repository for this rich conversation among scholars. The site features papers from our many international meetings, book reviews covering some of the most important publications in the field, announcements of upcoming events and conferences, and relevant information about the study of early Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The Enoch Seminar is supported by the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, the Alessandro Nangeroni International Endowment, and the generous contribution of friends and members.

Access to the website is free, but due to copyright issues, some conference papers are restricted to members. Please REGISTER if you like to receive information on the activities of the Enoch Seminar. For more information, contact our secretary Jason Zurawski (j.m.zurawski@rug.nl).

Upcoming (2017)


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Second Temple Jewish Paideia in Context (ed. Jason Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini)

Just published! – Proceedings of the Fifth Nangeroni Meeting. Despite the impressive strides made in ...

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Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality (ed. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini; 2016)

Just published! — “The Jesus movement was not an Enochic movement but an outgrowth of ...

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Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism (ed. Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia; 2016)

Just published! – “Paul was not an apostle of intolerance who preached only one path to ...

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The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldwiew, ed. Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini (2016)

Papers from the 1st Nangeroni Meeting (2012). — “This tightly focused collection of essays, from ...

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In memoriam

Michael Bonner (1952-2019)

It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear friend and colleague Michael ...

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In memory of J. Harold Ellens (1932-2018)

Our dearest friend J.Harold Ellens passed away on Friday, 13 April 2018. We are full ...

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Louis H. Feldman (1926-2017)

Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1926, Feldman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Trinity ...

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Joseph Mélèze-Modrzejewski (1930-2017)

Joseph (Józef) Mélèze-Modrzejewski (1930-2017) was a Polish French scholar. He was born in Poland, where ...

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