Naples, 14 – 18 June 2009
Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA
Marcello Del Verme, University of Naples, Italy
The Fifth Enoch Seminar was organized by the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, the University of Michigan (Dept. of Near Eastern Studies), and the University Naples “Federico II”, in collaboration with and the University of Naples “L’Orientale.”
The Seminar focused on the role of Enoch, Adam and Melchizedek as mediatorial figures in Second Temple Judaism, with special emphasis on 2 Enoch.
18 papers circulated in advance and were discussed at the conference, at the introduction of 18 respondents. Among the newcomers: Harold Attridge, Christfried Boettrich, Rachel Elior, Steven Fraade, Gabriella Gelardini, Alexander Kulik, Jack Levison, Basil Lourie, Eric Mason, Ludmilla Navtanovich, Alexander Toepel, Johannes Tromp.
The Proceedings will be published by Eerdmans.