Author Archives: Jason von Ehrenkrook

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.

Read More »

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: ...

Read More »

The Enoch Seminar at 2018 SBL (Denver)

We are pleased to invite all members and friends of the Enoch Seminar to the following four events offered at this year’s Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Denver, CO. (1) Fri, Nov 16 (12-2 pm) – “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 ...

Read More »

The 7th Graduate Enoch Seminar: A Report

The 7th Enoch Graduate Seminar was held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 26th-28th. The doctoral students from all over the world shared their innovative ideas and methods in a collegial and friendly atmosphere under the supervision of David Hamidovic (Professor of Jewish Apocryphal Literature and History of Judaism in Antiquity) in collaboration with Eleonora Serra (PhD. candidate). ...

Read More »

The Period of the Middle Maccabees

A Report on the 9th Nangeroni Meeting For five beautiful days in mid June, an international group of more than thirty academics – archaeologists, textual scholars, ancient historians, and numismatists from Israel, Europe, and North America – gathered in the glorious environment of the Villa Cagnola in Gazzada to discuss the emergence of the Hasmonean state. This conference, “The Period ...

Read More »

Gender and Second Temple Judaism

The 10th Enoch Nangeroni meeting on “Gender and Second Temple Judaism” took place on 17-21 June in Rome, Italy. Participants met in Casa Schwarz where they analyzed and discussed topics related to gender and Second Temple Judaism, broadly conceived. While all topics led to productive conversation, of particular emphasis were discussions on women as portrayed in texts such as Jubilees, ...

Read More »

In memory of J. Harold Ellens (1932-2018)

Our dearest friend J.Harold Ellens passed away on Friday, 13 April 2018. We are full of sadness. What a great loss of a most beloved friend! We shared together more than 25 years of common scholarly work. He was one of the founding members of the Enoch Seminar, serving as secretary for the first decade and then as President of ...

Read More »

Women on Jewish and Christian Origins

In preparation for our Rome seminar, 4 Enoch presents a comprehensive survey of Women Authorship on Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins in scholarship and the arts. From the Renaissance to the present, women authors, novelists, and scholars have given an exceptional contribution to our understanding of the period. In particular, the 4 Enoch entries offer the opportunity to rediscover the ...

Read More »