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

JohnPaul2Uni_Lublin Poland

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

VanderKam_Boccaccini_SBL Regional 2017

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)

Florence Italy

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


<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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