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The Sense(s) of History – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Harvard; Nov 16-17, 2017)

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The Sense(s) of History: Ancient Apocalypses and Their Temporalities This colloquium focuses on the diverse senses of history within ancient apocalypses. The goal of our conversation will be to better understand the religious experiences and imaginations of the authors (and readers) of this literature by integrating analyses of Jewish and Christian apocalypses with anthropological discussions of historicity and multiple temporalities. ...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later

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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

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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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Heavenly Journeys in Judaism and Christianity, Ancient and Mediaeval – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Berlin, Germany; Aug 2-4, 2017)

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<postponed> The First Enoch Symposium will be held in Berlin in early August, immediately before 2017 ISBL, which also will be held in Berlin.  Our Symposium will examine the subject of heavenly ascents in early and late antique Judaism and Christianity. Our focus will be on the myriad expressions of the trope, in light of the full evidence (the later books of the Hebrew Bible, ...

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Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015)

Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015) was a Finnish scholar. Born in Helsinki, Räisänen received his doctorate in 1969 at the University of Helsinki. He was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Helsinki from 1974 until his retirement (2006). He was internally known for his studies on Paul and the New Testament. Räisänen published his memoirs in Finnish in 2014 ...

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