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.

In its commitment to diversity, the Enoch Seminar actively welcomes international scholars, persons of different religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation, and seeks gender parity as well as scholars at different stages in their academic careers.

The Enoch Seminar wishes to foster an ethos of inclusivity in all its sponsored events. It requires the highest level of professional and ethical behavior, free of all forms of harassment and discrimination, from all its members and from anyone participating in any Seminar or affiliated function.

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.

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 Joshua Scott (scottjos@umich.edu) or our general manager Jason Zurawski.


Torah: Functions, Meanings, and Diverse Manifestations in Early Judaism and Christianity

Scholars of early Jewish and Christian literature rethink some of the most basic scholarly assumptions ...

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The Study of Islamic Origins (ed. Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, et al.)

Papers from the 4^ (2015) and 8^ (2017) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni meetings on Early Islam. ...

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The Middle Maccabees (ed. Andrea M. Berlin and Paul J. Kosmin)

Papers from the 9^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting at Gazzada (near Milan), Italy A ...

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Gender and Second Temple Judaism (ed. Kathy Ehrensperger and Shayna Sheinfeld)

Papers from the 10^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Rome. With contributions by Francis ...

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In memoriam

James D. G. Dunn (1939-2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James D. G. Dunn ...

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Larry Hurtado (1943-2019)

Another great loss to our community. Our friend and colleague Larry Hurtado passed away on ...

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Géza Xeravits (1971-2019)

We were deeply saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Géza Xeravits passed away ...

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Michael Bonner (1952-2019)

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

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