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Albert Baumgarten reviews “Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast” by Aaron Hughes

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Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.03.04 Aaron W. Hughes, Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast. New York: New York University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4798-8585-5. Pp. 319. $35.00. Hardcover. Albert I. Baumgarten Bar Ilan University  i Aaron Hughes’ book, Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast opens with the observation that: Jacob Neusner is one of the most important scholars in the history ...

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The Sense(s) of History – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Harvard; Nov 16-17, 2017)

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The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and Their Temporalities This colloquium, organized in collaboration between the Enoch Seminar and Harvard Divinity School, aims to explore the varying historicities and temporalities present in ancient apocalyptic literature as a means to enhance our understanding of its historical and religious significance in terms of ontologies, epistemologies, and socio-political imaginations. To achieve this goal ...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later: Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and Their Biblical Context John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland October 25, 2017 – October 26, 2017 Seventy years have passed since the first surviving Jewish manuscripts from the Second Temple period were discovered. Their contents, gradually made accessible to the scholarly world, have altered many long-established opinions ...

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James VanderKam introduces Gabriele Boccaccini at SBL Midwest Regional

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Gabriele Boccaccini opened the SBL Midwest Regional Conference (Notre Dame) with a talk on the forgiveness of sins in Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels. The presentation was based on Boccaccini’s research published in Gabriele Boccaccini and Loren T. Stuckenbruck, eds., Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality. Early Judaism and Its Literature. SBL Press, 2016.

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Joseph Mélèze-Modrzejewski (1930-2017)

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Joseph (Józef) Mélèze-Modrzejewski (1930-2017) was a Polish French scholar. He was born in Poland, where he also began his academic career. In 1958 he moved to France, where he taught for thirty years (until 1999) the legal and social history of the Hellenistic world at the Faculty of Law of Paris and at the Sorbonne. From 1979 to 2010, he ...

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