Author Archives: Jason von Ehrenkrook

2. Denver 2018

“Paul the Jew: A Discussion with Mark Nanos and Gabriele Boccaccini” The goal of the meeting (chaired by Isaac Oliver) is to have a conversation between Pauline scholars and Second Temple specialists on how to read Paul as a Second Temple author within the diversity of 1st century Judaism. Articles selected for the basis of conversation will be distributed prior to the ...

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The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew (ed. Isaac W. Oliver and Gabriele Boccaccini)

Paul’s relationship to Christianity-as a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian-is still a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays from world-renowned scholars examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul’s Jewishness, and how they seized upon ...

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Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism (ed. B. Reynolds and G. Boccaccini)

The essays in Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John’s Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations. The Fourth Gospel is rarely considered part of the world of early Judaism. While many have noted John’s Jewishness, most have not understood John’s Messiah as a Jewish messiah. The Johannine ...

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Research Fellowship Opportunity

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2021-2022 THEME: Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan seeks scholars for a residential fellowship in 2021-2022 to explore the challenges of diversity in Second Temple Judaism. Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean ...

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Géza Xeravits (1971-2019)

We were deeply saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Géza Xeravits passed away on September 27. Géza was a Hungarian scholar and one of the most important European specialists in Second Temple Judaism, known especially for his scholarship on Qumran and the OT Apocrypha. He led the rebirth of Biblical Studies in Hungary, making Budapest the center of many ...

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Michael Bonner (1952-2019)

It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear friend and colleague Michael Bonner has passed away. The news came completely unexpected. Michael had joined with great enthusiasm our seminars in early Islamic Studies, becoming one of the leading voices in the group. We were expecting him in Italy in a few weeks to present a paper at ...

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Happy New Year

We wish all of our friends and colleagues another year of happiness and success. May we continue to pursue a spirit of friendship and collegiality in 2019 as we work together to promote and advance the study of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic origins.

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Festschrift in Honor of Gabriele Boccaccini

We’re delighted to announce the publication of a Festschrift in honor of the founder and director of the Enoch Seminar, Gabriele Boccaccini. Wisdom Poured Out Like Water: Studies on Jewish and Christian Antiquity in Honor of Gabriele Boccaccini. Edited by J. Harold Ellens, Isaac W. Oliver, Jason von Ehrenkrook, James Waddell, and Jason Zurawski. Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 38. Berlin: ...

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