Author Archives: Gabriele Boccaccini

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

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)

New Perspectives and Contexts in the Study of Islamic Origins Monday 12 June 2017 08:00-15:00 Arrivals and Lunch 17:00 Welcome 14:45-19:30 Session 1: Bible and Qur’ān Gabriel Reynolds, “Biblical Turns of Phrases in the Qur’ān” Respondent – Isaac Oliver 20:00 Dinner Tuesday 13 June 2017 09:00 – 10:15. Short Papers: Piety and Society in Early Islam Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, “The Concept ...

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Heavenly Journeys in Judaism and Christianity, Ancient and Mediaeval – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Berlin, Germany; Aug 2-4, 2017)

<postponed> The First Enoch Symposium will be held in Berlin in early August, immediately before 2017 ISBL, which also will be held in Berlin.  Our Symposium will examine the subject of heavenly ascents in early and late antique Judaism and Christianity. Our focus will be on the myriad expressions of the trope, in light of the full evidence (the later books of the Hebrew Bible, ...

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Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism (ed. Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia; 2016)

Just published! – “Paul was not an apostle of intolerance who preached only one path to salvation, and was not only the apostle of Gentiles who showed two distinctive paths to salvation: the Torah for the Jews and Christ for Gentiles. Paul the Jew was the apostle of God’s Mercy, announcing three paths to salvation: righteous Jews have the Torah, righteous ...

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The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldwiew, ed. Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini (2016)

Papers from the 1st Nangeroni Meeting (2012). — “This tightly focused collection of essays, from an invited seminar of international specialists, centres on the question of the apocalyptic worldview around the time of the Maccabean revolt. What was the nature of apocalyptic at this time? Did the Maccabees themselves have a distinct apocalyptic worldview? These questions lead to other, more ...

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Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015)

Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015) was a Finnish scholar. Born in Helsinki, Räisänen received his doctorate in 1969 at the University of Helsinki. He was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Helsinki from 1974 until his retirement (2006). He was internally known for his studies on Paul and the New Testament. Räisänen published his memoirs in Finnish in 2014 ...

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