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First Enoch Colloquium, Harvard Divinity School

The First Enoch Colloquium was successfully held at Harvard University in the days before the SBL American Meeting at Boston. Around 40 international specialists gathered to discuss the different concepts of time in Jewish apocalypticism and the broader Greco-Roman world. Among them were many veterans of the Enoch Seminar, like the chairs Giovanni Bazzana and Gabriele Boccaccini, and John and ...

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Michael Stone Festschrift, Enoch Seminar SBL Reception, 2017

  Welcome & Introduction to the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan)   Concluding Panel for the First Enoch Seminar Colloquia Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan), Giovanni Bazzana (Harvard University), Kelley Coblentz Bautch (St. Edwards University), Michael Stone (Hebrew University – Jerusalem), and Lorenzo DiTommaso (Concordia University)   Michael Stone Festschrift Presentation and Address Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan), Lorenzo ...

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6th Annual Enoch Seminar Reception – Stone Festschrift – Concluding Panel for 1st ES Colloquia

The Enoch Seminar is pleased to announce that the sixth annual reception will take place on Saturday 18 November, during the 2017 SBL meeting in Boston. This year’s reception will include a panel to conclude the Enoch Seminar Colloquia at Harvard, a Festschrift presentation for Michael Stone, and a brief reception program. The event is scheduled from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the Essex ...

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The Enoch Seminar is an SBL Affiliate

We’re pleased to announce that the Enoch Seminar was approved as an affiliate of the Society of Biblical Literature. This is an important recognition of the work we have done over the years and presents an opportunity to expand our activities in connection with the American and International Meetings of the SBL, especially through our new Enoch Seminar Colloquia.

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1. Boston 2017

The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and Their Temporalities This colloquium, organized in collaboration between the Enoch Seminar and Harvard Divinity School, aims to explore the varying historicities and temporalities present in ancient apocalyptic literature as a means to enhance our understanding of its historical and religious significance in terms of ontologies, epistemologies, and socio-political imaginations. To achieve this goal ...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later

The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later: Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and Their Biblical Context John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland October 25, 2017 – October 26, 2017 Seventy years have passed since the first surviving Jewish manuscripts from the Second Temple period were discovered. Their contents, gradually made accessible to the scholarly world, have altered many long-established opinions ...

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James VanderKam introduces Gabriele Boccaccini at SBL Midwest Regional

Gabriele Boccaccini opened the SBL Midwest Regional Conference (Notre Dame) with a talk on the forgiveness of sins in Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels. The presentation was based on Boccaccini’s research published in Gabriele Boccaccini and Loren T. Stuckenbruck, eds., Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality. Early Judaism and Its Literature. SBL Press, 2016.

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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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