Author Archives: Jason von Ehrenkrook

The Study of Islamic Origins (ed. Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, et al.)

Papers from the 4^ (2015) and 8^ (2017) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni meetings on Early Islam. The study of Islam’s origins from a rigorous historical and social science perspective is still wanting. At the same time, a renewed attention is being paid to the very plausible pre-canonical redactional and editorial stages of the Qur’an, a book whose core many contemporary scholars ...

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The Middle Maccabees (ed. Andrea M. Berlin and Paul J. Kosmin)

Papers from the 9^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting at Gazzada (near Milan), Italy A focused, interdisciplinary examination of a tumultuous, history-making era The Middle Maccabees lays out the charged, complicated beginnings of the independent Jewish state founded in the second century BCE. Contributors offer focused analyses of the archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic, and textual evidence, framed within a wider world of ...

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Gender and Second Temple Judaism (ed. Kathy Ehrensperger and Shayna Sheinfeld)

Papers from the 10^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Rome. With contributions by Francis Borchardt; Kathy Ehrensperger; Sarah E.G. Fein; Gabriella Gelardini; Tal Ilan; Amy-Jill Levine; Gerbern S. Oegema; Sara Parks; Adele Reinhartz; Shayna Sheinfeld; Angela Standhartinger; Chontel Syfox and Daniel Vorpahl. Ancient literature was generally written by and produced for elite men. That fact creates specific challenges to ...

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New Board of Directors (2020-2025)

According to our Bylaws, the governance of the Enoch Seminar is renewed every 5 years. Please welcome the new Board of Directors for the Enoch Seminar (2020-2025): Director, Vice-Directors (2020-2025):  Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA (Founding Director) Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University Austin, USA (Vice-Director) Loren Stuckenbruck, University of Munich, Germany (Vice-Director) [on leave]        Board of ...

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James D. G. Dunn (1939-2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James D. G. Dunn (26 June 2020), one of the world’s leading specialists in the New Testament. His studies on Paul, the development of early Jesus Movement and the “partings of ways” between Christianity and Judaism have contributed to shape the current conversation on these issues. I had the ...

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Larry Hurtado (1943-2019)

Another great loss to our community. Our friend and colleague Larry Hurtado passed away on November 25, 2019. He will always be remembered for his groundbreaking scholarship and his kind collegiality. He was a close friend of the Enoch Seminar. He gave an outstanding contribution to our recent seminar and publication on the christology of the Gospel of John and ...

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Conference on the Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch

Organized by the Institute of Biblical Studies (KUL, Lublin, Poland) in cooperation with The Enoch Seminar. Date: 21-22 October 2020 Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) From the Books of Enoch to Genesis Apocryphon: Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch and Related Aramaic Traditions from Qumran The 1947 Qumran discovery of the Aramaic fragments of early Jewish apocalyptic traditions ascribed ...

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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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