Publications

The Study of Islamic Origins (ed. Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, et al.)

Papers from the 4^ (2015) and 8^ (2017) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni meetings on Early Islam. The study of Islam’s origins from a rigorous historical and social science perspective is still wanting. At the same time, a renewed attention is being paid to the very plausible pre-canonical redactional and editorial stages of the Qur’an, a book whose core many contemporary scholars ...

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The Middle Maccabees (ed. Andrea M. Berlin and Paul J. Kosmin)

Papers from the 9^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting at Gazzada (near Milan), Italy A focused, interdisciplinary examination of a tumultuous, history-making era The Middle Maccabees lays out the charged, complicated beginnings of the independent Jewish state founded in the second century BCE. Contributors offer focused analyses of the archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic, and textual evidence, framed within a wider world of ...

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Gender and Second Temple Judaism (ed. Kathy Ehrensperger and Shayna Sheinfeld)

Papers from the 10^ (2018) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Rome. With contributions by Francis Borchardt; Kathy Ehrensperger; Sarah E.G. Fein; Gabriella Gelardini; Tal Ilan; Amy-Jill Levine; Gerbern S. Oegema; Sara Parks; Adele Reinhartz; Shayna Sheinfeld; Angela Standhartinger; Chontel Syfox and Daniel Vorpahl. Ancient literature was generally written by and produced for elite men. That fact creates specific challenges to ...

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The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew (ed. Isaac W. Oliver and Gabriele Boccaccini)

Papers from the 7^ (2016) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Rome, Italy. Paul’s relationship to Christianity-as a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian-is still a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays from world-renowned scholars examines how Christians of ...

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Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism (ed. B. Reynolds and G. Boccaccini)

Papers from the 6^ (2016) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting at Camaldoli, Italy. The essays in Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John’s Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations. The Fourth Gospel is rarely considered part of the world of early Judaism. While many have noted John’s Jewishness, ...

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Second Temple Jewish Paideia in Context (ed. Jason Zurawski and Gabriele Boccaccini)

Papers from the 5^ (2015) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Naples, Italy. Despite the impressive strides made in the past century in the understanding of Second Temple Jewish history and the strong scholarly interest in paideia within ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique Christian cultures, the nature of Jewish paideia during the period has, until recently, received surprisingly little ...

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Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality (ed. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini; 2016)

Just published! — “The Jesus movement was not an Enochic movement but an outgrowth of the Enochic movement. The Synoptics are not Enochic texts but an answer to an Enochic problem” (Boccaccini, p.167). — Papers from the 7th Enoch Seminar (Camaldoli 2013). — “Since Richard Laurence published the first English translation of 1 Enoch in 1821, its importance for an ...

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Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism (ed. Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia; 2016)

Papers from the 3^ (2014) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Rome, Italy. “Paul was not an apostle of intolerance who preached only one path to salvation, and was not only the apostle of Gentiles who showed two distinctive paths to salvation: the Torah for the Jews and Christ for Gentiles. Paul the Jew was the apostle of God’s Mercy, announcing ...

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The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldwiew, ed. Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini (2016)

Papers from the 1^ (2012) Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting in Gazzada (near Milan), Italy. “This tightly focused collection of essays, from an invited seminar of international specialists, centres on the question of the apocalyptic worldview around the time of the Maccabean revolt. What was the nature of apocalyptic at this time? Did the Maccabees themselves have a distinct apocalyptic worldview? ...

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Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, ed. Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski (2014)

Additional papers from the 6th Enoch Seminar (2011). — “In this volume Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski collect together essays from leading international scholars on the books of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The literature of the Second Temple Period has become increasingly studied in recent years as scholars have begun to recognize the importance of these texts for ...

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