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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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