Author Archives: Isaac Oliver

Rebecca Denova Reviews Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels (Stuckenbruck & Boccaccini)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.09.08 Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini, eds. Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels:  Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016. ISBN:  9780884141198. Pp. 447. $82.95. Hardcover.   Rebecca Denova University of Pittsburgh Founded in 2001 by Gabriele Boccaccini, the Enoch Seminar is based in the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies at the University of ...

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Mark Kinzer Reviews Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle (Fredriksen)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.07.07 Paula Fredriksen. Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780300225884. Pp. 336. $35.00   Mark S. Kinzer Messianic Jewish Theological Institute   One of the most creative currents in the world of recent Pauline scholarship is that which seeks to situate the apostle so thoroughly in his Second-Temple Jewish context ...

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Gavin McDowell Reviews Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Traditions (Kulik & Minov)

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.06.05   Alexander Kulik & Sergey Minov. Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Traditions. Oxford: OUP, 2016. ISBN: 9780199590940. Pp. 224. $125. Hardcover.    Gavin McDowell Université Laval   Alexander Kulik’s and Sergey Minov’s Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Tradition is an important and necessary volume on the extrabiblical traditions prevalent in the literature of Eastern Europe. ...

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Benjamin J. Snyder reviews Torah: Deutéronome et Pentateuque dans son ensemble

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.06.06    Marie-France Dion, Damien Labadie, Michaël Langlois, Thierry Legrand, and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, trans. Torah: Deutéronome et Pentateuque dans son ensemble vol. 3b of La bibliothèque de Qumrân: Édition et traduction des manuscrits hébreux, araméens et grecs, Katell Berthelot, Michaël Langlois, and Thierry Legrand, eds. Paris: Cerf, 2017. ISBN: 9782204111478. Pp. 760. ...

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Jason Staples reviews Peter’s Halakhic Nightmare (John R. L. Moxon)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.04.04 John R. L. Moxon, Peter’s Halakhic Nightmare: The “Animal” Vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe 432. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. ISBN: 978-3-16-153301-3. Pp. XXV + 638. 129 €. Sewn Paper.   Jason A. Staples North Carolina State University   Peter’s vision in Acts 10, ...

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Aleksander R. Michalak reviews The Danielic Discourse on Empire (Alexandria Frisch)

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.04.03   Alexandria Frisch, The Danielic Discourse on Empire in Second Temple Literature. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 176. Leiden: Brill, 2016. ISBN: 9789004331297. Pp. 263. $132/€120. Hardback.   Aleksander R. Michalak University of Gdansk   In her book, Alexandria Frisch addresses the important and somewhat neglected scholarly issue, namely, ...

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Giancarlo P. Angulo reviews Divine Deliverance (L. Stephanie Cobb)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.01.02   L. Stephanie Cobb, Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780520293359. Pp. 264. $95.00. Hardcover.   Giancarlo P. Angulo Florida State University   Stephanie Cobb’s book Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts argues that the early Christian martyrs—as they ...

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Hanan Birenboim reviews Purity and Community in Antiquity (Yair Furstenberg)

  Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2018.01.01 Yair Furstenberg, Purity and Community in Antiquity: Traditions of the Law from Second Temple Judaism to the Mishnah. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2016 [Hebrew]. ISBN: 978-965-493-874-7. Pp. 479. $42. Hardcover.   Hanan Birenboim The Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Observance of purity laws was one of the most salient features of Jewish society in ...

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Laura Lieber reviews My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of the Song of Songs (Jonathan Kaplan)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.11.10   Jonathan Kaplan, My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of the Song of Songs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0199359332. Pp. 245. $74.00 cloth/ebook.   Laura Suzanne Lieber Duke University   Jonathan Kaplan’s new monograph, My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of the Song of Songs, takes us back ...

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Carlos A. Segovia reviews The Qur’ān: A Revised Translation (ed. Jane McAuliffe)

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.11.09 Jane McAuliffe, ed., The Qur’ān: A Revised Translation. Origins. Interpretations and Analysis. Sounds, Sights, and Remedies. The Qur’ān in America. Norton Critical Editions: Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Eras. New York and London: W. W. Norton, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-393-92705-4. Pp. 688. $31.25. Paperback.   Carlos A. Segovia Saint Louis University   Although the book will ...

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