Author Archives: Gabriele Boccaccini

Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017)


Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017), one of Italy’s greatest Orientalists, passed away on January 2 in Rome. A Professor at the University of Rome, he wrote extensively about the Ancient Near East and the History of Israel. A free, critical, non-conformist mind in his often-provocative, always-intriguing approach to ancient sources. We will miss him.

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Joseph A. Fitzmyer (1920-2016)


Joseph A. Fitzmyer (1920-2016) passed away on Christmas Eve 2016. He was an American Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus and professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. A Biblical scholar and one of the editors of the Jerome Biblical Commentary (1990), he will also be remembered for his numerous contributions to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second ...

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James M. Robinson (1924-2016)

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James M. Robinson (1924-2016) was Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. Founder and director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. Widely known for his pioneering work on the Q Gospel and the Nag Hammadi codices.

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Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality (ed. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini; 2016)

Enoch Synoptic Gospels

Just published! — “The Jesus movement was not an Enochic movement but an outgrowth of the Enochic movement. The Synoptics are not Enochic texts but an answer to an Enochic problem” (Boccaccini, p.167). — Papers from the 7th Enoch Seminar (Camaldoli 2013). — “Since Richard Laurence published the first English translation of 1 Enoch in 1821, its importance for an ...

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New Perspectives and Contexts in the Study of Islamic Origins – 8th Nangeroni Meeting (Florence; June 11-16, 2017)

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The 8th Nangeroni Meeting will be held in Florence, Italy. Major speakers include: Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame) Boaz Shoshan (Ben Gurion University) Averil Cameron (University of Oxford) Tommaso Tesei (Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem) Other participants (to be confirmed): Manfred Kropp, Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, Stephen Shoemaker, Dwight Swanson, Philip Wood, Alba Fedeli, Isaac Oliver, Michael Bonner… ==Tentative schedule== ...

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