2023 Membership

Annual membership is an important sign of support, sharing and belonging to the Enoch Seminar community, which we warmly ask of all who participate in our activities. It will give you the opportunity, during that year, to claim your status of “Member of the Enoch Seminar” and write it officially on your C.V., participate as a speaker at our events, receive additional information about our activities, and pay reduced meeting registration fees.

Membership is open to professors, lecturers, postdocs, independent scholars, and graduate students, who are active in the field of Second Temple Judaism, early Judaism, early Christianity, and Islam, and cognate fields, who want to shape the vision, mission, and work of the Enoch Seminar. It must be formally confirmed by the Board of Directors. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome international scholars at different stages in their academic careers, members of different religious, racial, ethnic and geographical backgrounds and sexual orientation, and promote gender parity and opportunities. The Enoch Seminar requires the highest level of professional and ethical behavior, free of all forms of harassment and discrimination, from all its members. Membership can be temporarily suspended or revoked at the request of our Professional Ethics Committee.

The Enoch Seminar is an informal gathering of international scholars, affiliated to the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, a non-profit organization registered with the State of Michigan. We do not rely upon permanent employees. None of us receives any honorarium as directors, board members, chairs, speakers or respondents. $10,000-$15,000 is what we annually need to sustain our activities (website, webinar, the work of our secretary, small grants). The collected funds are spent exclusively for this purpose and no other purpose. We live and thrive only on the generosity and continuous support of our members. Donations by non-members are also welcome and gladly recognized.

These are the suggested fees for the year 2023:

$150+: Donors

$100: Regular Members

$50: Discounted Members (e.g.: graduate students, post-docs, part-time faculty, scholars with low salaries or limited support from their institution, retirees, etc.)

You decide how much you want to contribute, based on your personal situation (no questions asked, no explanations needed). The amount of individual donations is not publicly disclosed and even the smallest contribution ($10 or $20) is gladly received as an important and very welcome sign of support and will count as membership. We would like all our friends to be listed as members, no matter how much they contribute, and leave no one behind.

Membership is required for speakers at all our events. Attendance at online meetings for non-speakers remains open and free of charge.


Making a donation and becoming a member is easy (donations to the Enoch Seminar are collected thru the Michigan Center for Early Cristian Studies):

(1) Go to the donations page at our website (no password is required): http://enochseminar.org/donations

(2) Select the preferred amount of money you would like to donate for the year 2023.

(3) [optional] Write a note: “Membership Enoch Seminar 2023.”

(4) Pay with “PayPal” or select “Credit or Debit Card.”

(5) [optional] Write an email to Joshua Scott, the Secretary (scottjos@umich.edu), confirming that you have registered to become a member of Enoch Seminar and indicating your current academic affiliation.

(6) You will receive an email with a confirmation of membership within 10 business days.


  1. Frantisek Abel, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia
  2. Matthew Anderson, Concordia University, Canada
  3. Joseph Angel, Yeshiva University, USA
  4. Anna Angelini, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Daniel Assefa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  6. Kenneth Atkinson, University of Northern Iowa, USA
  7. Harold Attridge, Yale University, USA
  8. Ashley Bacchi, Starr King School of the Ministry, USA
  9. Lynne Bahr, Rockhurst University, USA
  10. Yelena Baraz, Princeton University, USA
  11. Lori Baron, St. Louis University, USA
  12. Andrew Bowden, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  13. Alberto Camplani, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  14. Young Kwang Choi, Hew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  15. Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University, USA (Vice-Director) [donor]
  16. Andreas Bedenbender, Paderborn University, Germany [donor]
  17. John Ben-Daniel, Independent Scholar, Israel
  18. Jonathan Ben Tov, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  19. Stefan Beyerle, Universität Greifswald, Germany [donor]
  20. Ellen Birnbaum, Cambridge, MA, USA
  21. Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA (founding director) [donor]
  22. Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary, USA
  23. Mirjam Bokhorst, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  24. Ra’anan Boustan, Princeton University, USA
  25. Lisa Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
  26. Rolex Cailing, Asia Graduate School of Theology, Philippines
  27. Jarrett Cain, New School of Biblical Theology
  28. Oana Capatina, Hervard University, USA
  29. Francesco Capretti, Istituto di Studi Ecumenici “S. Bernardino” (ISE) – Venice, Italy
  30. Tina (Pertina) Carter, South University, USA
  31. Rodney Caruthers, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA
  32. Esther Chazon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  33. Carsten Claussen, Theologische Hchscule Elstal, Germany
  34. John J. Collins, Yale University, USA
  35. Bob (Robert) Costello, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  36. Marianne Dacy, University of Sidney, Australia
  37. Nora David, University of Szeged, Hungary
  38. Kindalee De Long, Pepperdine University, USA
  39. Magdalena Diaz Araujo, National University of La Rioja, Argentina
  40. Vicente Dobroruka, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
  41. Oliver Dyma, KSH Munich, Germany
  42. Jason von Ehrenkrook, University of Massachusetts, USA (Newsletter editor) [donor]
  43. Kathy Ehrensperger, Abraham Geiger Kolleg, Germany [donor]
  44. Philip Esler, University of Gloucestershire, England
  45. Sari Fein, Smith College, USA
  46. Deborah Forger, University of Michigan, USA
  47. Steven Fraade, Yale University, USA [donor]
  48. Jerry Franklin, USA
  49. Paula Fredriksen, Boston University emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, USA/Israel [donor]
  50. Elizabeth Fried, University of Michigan, USA
  51. Rachel Frish, Yale University, USA
  52. Ida Fröhlich, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
  53. Gregg Gardner, University of British Columbia, Canada [donor]
  54. Emily Gathergood, University of Nottingham, UK
  55. Gabriella Gelardini, Nord University, Norway
  56. Charles Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, USA
  57. Peter Gonthier, Hope College, USA
  58. Lydia Gore-Jones, St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Australia
  59. Lester Grabbe, University of Hull, England [donor]
  60. Maxine L. Grossman, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland, USA [donor]
  61. Scott Grunow, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  62. Bob Hall, Hampden-Sydney College, USA [donor]
  63. Stuart Hantman, USA
  64. Angela Harkins, Boston College School of Theology, USA
  65. Rebecca Harris, Messiah University, USA
  66. Brandon Hawk, Rhode Island College, USA
  67. Meghan Henning, University of Dayton, USA
  68. Matthias Henze, Rice University, USA [donor]
  69. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College, USA
  70. J. Thomas Hewitt, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  71. Karina Hogan, Forham University, USA
  72. Susan Hylen, Candler School of Theology, USA
  73. Luke Irwin, Covenant College, USA
  74. Peter Juhás, Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung, WWU Münster, Germany
  75. Christopher Kaiser, Western Theological Seminary, USA
  76. John Kampen, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, USA
  77. Jonathan Kaplan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  78. Hyun Kim, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, USA
  79. Karen L. King, Harvard Divinity School, USA
  80. Mark Kinzer, President Emeritus of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, USA
  81. Xavier Lafontaine, Le Havre Normandy University, France
  82. Ryan Lambert, USA
  83. Max Leventhal, University of Cambridge, England, UK
  84. Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University, USA
  85. Liv Ingeborg Lied, Norwegian School of Theology, Norway
  86. Bill Loader, Murdoch University, Australia
  87. Jared Ludnow, Brigham Young University, USA
  88. Leah Macinskas, Graduate Theological Union, USA
  89. Daniel Machiela, University of Notre Dame, USA
  90. Giulio Mariotti, Florence School of Theology, Italy
  91. Iñaki Marro Sánchez, Facultad de Teologia de la Calalunya, Catalonia, Spain
  92. Corrado Martone, University of Turin, Italy
  93. Eric Mason, Judson University, USA
  94. Pamela Mathy, Oblate School of Theology, USA
  95. Gavin McDowell, Princeton University, USA
  96. James F. McGrath, Butler University, USA [donor]
  97. Timothy McNutt, Northern Seminary, USA
  98. Jocelyn McWhirter, Albion College, USA
  99. Daniele Minisini, University of Rome, Italy
  100. Alastair Moodie, USA
  101. Dorota Muszytowska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Poland
  102. Mark Nanos, University of Kansas, USA
  103. Luke Neubert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  104. Eric Noffke, Waldensian School of Theology, Rome, Italy
  105. Isaac Oliver, Bradley University, USA
  106. Daniel C. Olson, St. Mary’s College, Oraga, CA, USA
  107. Oliver Parkes, University of Cambridge, England, UK
  108. Sara Parks, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
  109. Vicki Pedersen, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA
  110. Luca Pedroli, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy
  111. Marlene Reid, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  112. Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, Canada
  113. Megan R. Remington, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  114. Benjamin E. Reynolds, Tyndale University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  115. Jean Michel Roessli, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
  116. Anders Runesson, University of Oslo, Norway
  117. Mohammed Sarhan, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  118. Eileen Schuller, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  119. Lawrence Schiffman, New York University, USA
  120. Joshua Scott, Augsburg University, USA (secretary) [donor]
  121. Andy Simons, USA
  122. Daniel Smith, Whitman College, USA
  123. Joshua Smith, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, USA
  124. Cynthia Sowers, University of Michigan, USA
  125. Angela Standhertinger, University of Marburg, Germany
  126. Jason Staples, North Carolina State University, USA
  127. Gary A. Staszak, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales, UK
  128. Elizabeth Stell, Oxford University, England
  129. Loren Stuckenbruck, University of Munich, Germany (Vice-Director) [donor]
  130. Balázs Tamási, University of Jewish Studies, Hungary
  131. Karl M. Taps, Union Theological Seminary, USA
  132. Abay Trupbergenov, St. Petersburg University, Kazakhstan
  133. Helen Tsirogiannis, Cambridge University, England, UK
  134. James VanderKam, University of Notre Dame, USA
  135. Samuel Voo, Vancouver School of Theology, Canada
  136. Cecilia Wassen, Uppsala University, Sweden
  137. Frank Wheeler, York University, USA
  138. Catrin Williams, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales, UK
  139. Benjamin Wold, University of Dublin, Ireland
  140. Archie T. Wright, Catholic Biblical Association, USA
  141. Benjamin Wright, Lehigh University, USA
  142. Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminar, USA
  143. Karin Zetterholm, Lund University, Sweden
  144. Ziony Zevit, American Jewish University, USA


  1. Gabriella Nangeroni, Milan, Italy (Nangeroni Foundation) [donor]
  2. Jim Lepkowski, University of Michigan, USA (Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, Director)
  3. Aloma Bardi, MCECS Board of Directors, USA
  4. John Brent, MCECS Board of Directors, USA
  5. Scott Hanoian, MCECS Board of Directors, USA
  6. Richard Steiner, MCECS Board of Directors, USA
  7. Jayne VerLee, MCECS Board of Directors, USA
  8. Abulaziz Mohammed Alareedh, Quwait
  9. Linda Simmons, USA
  10. Blake Wider, USA


  1. Paolo Sacchi (2020)
  2. Robert Kraft (2020)
  3. George Nickelsburg (2020)
  4. Michael Knibb (2020)
  5. Michael Stone (2020)
  6. Devorah Dimant (2020)
  7. James H. Charlesworth (2020)
  8. Albert Baumgarten (2023)
  9. Lester Grabbe (2023)


  1. Hanan Eshel (1950-2010)
  2. Shemaryahu Talmon (1920-2010)
  3. Harold Ellens (1932-2018)
  4. Larry Hurtado (1943-2019)
  5. Klaus Koch (1926-2019)
  6. Geza Xeravits (1971-2019)
  7. Michael Bonner (1952-2019)
  8. Bilhah Nitzan (1933-2022)