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5th Enoch Seminar Reception at the SBL (San Antonio, TX; Nov 19, 2016)

2016 SBL Reception1

Around 100 colleagues attended the 5th Enoch Reception at the SBL Meeting in San Antonio. With Vice-Directors Kelley Coblentz Bautch and Loren Stuckenbruck were Isaac Oliver de Oliveira, Jim Davila, Robert Kraft, Lorenzo DiTommaso, Pierluigi Piovanelli, James McGrath, Anders Petersen, Matthias Henze, Ida Froehlich, Mark Nanos, Liv Lied, Timothy Sailors, William Campbell, Kathy Ehrensperger, Jonathan Kaplan, William Schniedewind, Charles Gieschen, Ben ...

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1st Enoch Colloquium at Harvard University, and 6th Enoch Seminar Reception at the SBL Annual Meeting, 153rd (Boston, MA; November 16-18, 2017)

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The 153rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) will be held in Boston, MA (Nov 18-21, 2o17). The Meeting will be preceded by the 1st Enoch Colloquium (Nov 16-17) at Harvard University on: “The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and Their Temporalities.” The 6th Enoch Seminar Reception at the SBL will be held on Sat 18 evening. ...

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Second Temple Pseudepigraphy. A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature

In this volume Dobroruka provides us with a thoughtful cross-cultural comparison between ancient quasi-biblical pseudepigraphic literature and a modern mediumistic movement in Brazil in order to explore the usefulness of the automatic writing tradition in the latter as a parallel to the pseudepigraphic authorial attributions in the former. In the Introduction he lays out a comparative table of the obvious ...

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Die Geschichte der Daniel-Auslegung in Judentum, Christentum und Islam: Studien zur Kommentierung des Danielbuches in Literatur und Kunst.

This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held in Berlin in 2006, aiming to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the reception- and interpretation-history of the Book of Daniel through the ages and within different traditions. It focuses on the aspects of Daniel that continued to speak to the imagination, such as individual salvation and the ongoing riddle of identifying ...

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Reading the First Century: On Reading Josephus and Studying Jewish History of the First Century

In contemporary scholarship on the works of Josephus, Daniel Schwartz ranks among the chief authorities. His bibliography includes Studies in the Jewish Background of Christianity (WUNT 60; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1992) and the forthcoming (and eagerly awaited) Brill commentary on Antiquities 18-20. In his most recent publication, Reading the First Century, Schwartz seeks to demonstrate that a careful reading of ...

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Ancient Jewish Sciences

The topic of Judaism and science is one that has been marked by discussions and publications spanning the medieval and modern periods—from analyses of medieval Jewish alchemy, astrology, and astronomical tables to studies of Jewish scientists and the modern Jewish reception of evolution. However, scholarship has long assumed that science per se did not exist in Jewish texts composed and ...

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A Pious Seductress

The volume A Pious Seductress is a collection of eleven papers presented at the International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, held in Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 May 2009. Ten essays are written in English and one in German. As the very brief preface indicates, the papers are united in their exploration of the Book of Judith, but the topics discussed and ...

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Purity and the Forming of Religious Traditions

This edited volume is based upon a 2008-2009 workshop entitled “Purity in Processes of Social, Cultural and Religious Differentiation,” which took place at the University of Bochum, Germany. It consists of an introduction, eighteen essays surveying purity ideologies in numerous ancient Mediterranean cultures, and three indices.

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Before the God in this Place

This short book, a revised version of a University of Copenhagen Faculty of Theology doctoral thesis, is of outstanding interest. It brings a sound methodology and careful philology to the study of late Aramaic epigraphs from Mt Gerizim and elsewhere, while using this evidence to tease out some profound insights into religion in the biblical and postbiblical periods.

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The Jewish Gospels

The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ by Daniel Boyarin enters into the discussion of the relationship between Judaisms and Christianities in the first centuries C.E., and attempts to relate some of the results of this profitable scholarly discussion to a wider audience, while extending the discussion into a description of the shared ideological underpinnings of these traditions. ...

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