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Conference on the Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch

Organized by the Institute of Biblical Studies (KUL, Lublin, Poland) in cooperation with The Enoch Seminar. Date: 21-22 October 2020 Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) From the Books of Enoch to Genesis Apocryphon: Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch and Related Aramaic Traditions from Qumran The 1947 Qumran discovery of the Aramaic fragments of early Jewish apocalyptic traditions ascribed ...

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2. Denver 2018

“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 between Pauline scholars and Second Temple specialists on how to read Paul as a Second Temple author within the diversity of 1st century Judaism. Articles selected for the basis of conversation will be distributed prior to the ...

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Research Fellowship Opportunity

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2021-2022 THEME: Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan seeks scholars for a residential fellowship in 2021-2022 to explore the challenges of diversity in Second Temple Judaism. Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean ...

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Géza Xeravits (1971-2019)

We were deeply saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Géza Xeravits passed away on September 27. Géza was a Hungarian scholar and one of the most important European specialists in Second Temple Judaism, known especially for his scholarship on Qumran and the OT Apocrypha. He led the rebirth of Biblical Studies in Hungary, making Budapest the center of many ...

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Michael Bonner (1952-2019)

It is with great sorrow that we announce that our dear friend and colleague Michael Bonner has passed away. The news came completely unexpected. Michael had joined with great enthusiasm our seminars in early Islamic Studies, becoming one of the leading voices in the group. We were expecting him in Italy in a few weeks to present a paper at ...

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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.

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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: ...

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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 ...

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