2 Baruch – 4 Ezra: 1st Century Jewish Apocalypticism

Gazzada (Milan), 26 – 1 July 2011
Villa Cagnola

Chair: Matthias Henze, Rice University, USA

Co-Chair: Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA

The Sixth Enoch Seminar was organized by the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies and the University of Michigan (Department of Near Eastern Studies), with the sponsorship of the Alessandro Nangeroni International Endowment.
The Seminar focused on the Jewish Apocalypses of the 1st century, with particular reference to 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra. 12 papers circulated in advance and were discussed at the conference, at the introduction of 12 respondents.
A session was held at the Ambrosiana Library where the only extant manuscript of 2 Baruch is preserved. Among the newcomers: Giovanni Bazzana, Randall D. Chestnutt, Lorenzo DiTommaso, Karina M. Hogan, Liv Ingeborg Lied, Paul Mandel, Carol A. Newsom, Michael Satlow.

Public session at the Catholic University of Milan: End of Times: Fear or Hope

Session 1: 2Baruch/4Ezra and Apocalyptic Literature

Session 2: 2Baruch/4Ezra and Apocalyptic Literature

John J. Collins  Enoch and Ezra
Hindy Najman  Con-figuring 4Ezra

Session 3: A Close Reading of 2Baruch/4Ezra

Session 4: 2Baruch/4Ezra and Early Christian Literature

Adela Yarbro Collins  The Uses of Apocalyptic Eschatology

Session 5: 2Baruch/4Ezra and Rabbinic Literature

Session 6: The Nachleben of 2Baruch/4Ezra

Special Session: Short Papers

Carlos Segovia  Which Theologies in Conflict?
Balazs Tamási  Baruch as a Prophet in 2 Baruch
Lorenzo DiTommaso  Who Is the ‘I’ of 4 Ezra?
J. Harold Ellens  4 Ezra: Apocalyptic as Delusion
William Loader  Sexual Issues in 2 Baruch
  • Jeff S. Anderson, Wayland Baptist University, USA
  • Daniel Assefa, Capuchin Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Ethiopia
  • Veronika Bachmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University, USA
  • Giovanni Bazzana, Harvard University, USA
  • Andreas Bedenbender, Dortmund,
  • Laura Bizzarro, Universidad Catolica, Argentina
  • Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA
  • Christfried Böttrich, Greifswald University, Germany
  • Daniel Boyarin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Silviu Bunta, University of Dayton, USA
  • Calum M. Carmichael, Cornell University, USA
  • James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
  • Esther G. Chazon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Randall D. Chesnutt, Pepperdine University, USA
  • John J. Collins, Yale University, USA
  • Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University, USA
  • Marianne Dacy, University of Sydney, Australia
  • James R. Davila, St. Andrews University, Scotland
  • Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, Pepperdine University, USA
  • Marcello Del Verme, University of Naples, Italy
  • Devorah Dimant, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
  • Lutz Doering, Durham University, England
  • Henryk Drawnel, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan, USA
  • Daniel K. Falk, University of Oregon, USA
  • Frances Flannery, James Madison University, USA
  • Steven D. Fraade, Yale University, USA
  • Sandra Gambetti, College of Staten Island – CUNY, USA
  • Gabriella Gelardini, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Lester L. Grabbe, University of Hull, England
  • Daniel M. Gurtner, Bethel Seminary, USA
  • Joost L. Hagen, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Todd Hanneken, St. Mary’s University, USA
  • Matthias Henze, Rice University, USA
  • Karina M. Hogan, Fordham University, USA
  • David R. Jackson, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Robert A. Kraft, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Helge S. Kvanvig, University of Oslo, Norway
  • John R. Levison, Seattle Pacific University, USA
  • Liv Ingeborg Lied, University of Oslo, Norway
  • William Loader, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Basil Lourié, St Petersburg,
  • Jared Ludlow, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Paul Mandel, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Israel
  • Eric F. Mason, Judson University, USA
  • Hindy Najman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Carol A. Newsom, Emory University,
  • George W.E. Nickelsburg, emeritus, University of Iowa, USA
  • Rivka Nir, Open University of Israel, Israel
  • Bilhah Nitzan, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Juan C. Ossandón, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Italy
  • Laura C. Paladino, Italy
  • Eugen Pentiuc, Holy Cross, USA
  • Mauro Perani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Anders Klostergaard Petersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Pierluigi Piovanelli, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Benjamin E. Reynolds, Tyndale University College, Canada
  • Martin Rösel, Universität Rostock, Germany
  • Jacques van Ruiten, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Michael Satlow, Brown University, USA
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University, USA
  • Shayna Sheinfeld, McGill University, Canada
  • Carla Sulzbach, McGill University, Canada
  • David W. Suter, St Martin’s University, USA
  • Balazs Tamási, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary
  • Johannes Tromp, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Mark Whitters, Eastern Michigan University, USA
  • Megan Williams, University of Michigan, USA
  • Benjamin G. Wright, Lehigh University, USA
  • Azzan Yadin, Rutgers University, USA
  • Ziony Zevit, American Jewish University, USA