4. Virtual Colloquium 2020

The Fourth Enoch Colloquium (online)

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Every year, the Enoch Colloquium in November is an opportunity for international specialists in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins to gather together and discuss topics of common interest.

The 2020 Enoch Seminar Colloquium (Nov 11-12) includes two major events:

  • (a) a presentation (on Nov 11) of the book, A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission, edited by Alexander Kulik et al. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). The volume is a major contribution to the study of the reception of Second Temple Jewish literature in Christian context.
  • (b) a seminar (on Nov 12) on the The Place of Matthew within the Diversity of Second Temple Judaism and the Jesus Movement. Specialists in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins will discuss the Jewishness of the Gospel of Matthew and its place in the diversity of Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity.

All are invited to register and attend these online events. Registration is free, but required. Register with with this link

If you have registered but did not receive a Zoom link and passcode, please email the conference secretary, Joshua Scott ([email protected]). 


Day 1

11:00am — Informal gathering of participants

11:20am — Conference Welcome, Gabriele Boccaccini, Enoch Seminar Director [Live on Facebook]

11:30am — Welcome and Introduction [Live on Facebook]

11:40am — Presentation of the volume by the Editors (Alexander Kulik, Gabriele Boccaccini, Lorenzo DiTommaso, David Hamidovic, Michael Stone, Jason Zurawski) [Live on Facebook]

12:00pm — Review of the volume by 3 external panelists (15m each)

    • James L. Kugel (Harvard University / Bar Ilan University)
    • Liv Ingeborg Lied (MF Norwegian School of Theology)
    • Hindy Najman (University of Oxford)

12:45pm — Responses by 3 authors (5m each)

    • Martha Himmelfarb (Princeton University)
    • Robert Kraft (University of Pennsylvania)
    • Gregory Sterling (Yale University)

1:00pm — Discussion with the editors, the authors and the audience

2:00pm — 30min break

2:30pm — 9th Enoch Seminar Reception

3:30m — Board of Directors Meeting


Day 2 

Theme: The Place of Matthew Within the Diversity of Second Temple Judaism and the Jesus Movement

The Gospel of Matthew has often been dubbed the “most Jewish Gospel.” But what does this evaluation even mean? If it is so Jewish, how so? What about the Jewishness of other Gospel texts such as Mark, Luke, and John? And what does “Jewish,” in any case, mean in Matthew’s time? In this session, the Enoch Seminar continues to critically appreciate the Jewish context and texture of early Christianity by focusing on Matthew’s particular relationship with(in) Judaism. Invited specialists will discuss anew the distinctive character of Matthew’s Gospel as they seek to relate it to its Jewish milieu in all of its complexity.

9:30am — Informal Gathering of Participants

10:00am — Welcome – Kelley Coblentz Bautch (St. Edward’s University) (5 min) 

10:05am — Introduction – Isaac W. Oliver (Bradley University) (5 min )

10:15am — Status quaestionis on the Study of Matthew Within Judaism – Anders Runesson (University of Oslo) (15 min) 

10:30am — The Place of Matthew within the Diversity of Second Temple Judaism

Questions for discussion by the panelists:

  • What are the major features of Matthew’s Judaism?
  • What do we mean by “Jewish” in Matthew’s time?
  • Which (other) kind of Judaism is Matthew most closely related to?
  • What is the place of Matthew within Jewish Sectarianism?

Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor) (Chair)

  • Albert Baumgarten (Bar Ilan University) (10 min) [Baumgarten handout]
  • Daniel Gurtner (Independent) (10 min) [Gurtner paper]
  • John Kampen (Methodist School of Theology in Ohio) (10 min)
  • A.-J. Levine (Vanderbilt University Divinity School) (10 min)

11:10am — Open Discussion (50 min)

12:00pm – Lunch Break

1:00pm — The Place of Matthew within the Diversity of the Jesus Movement

Questions for discussion by the panelists:

  • What does it mean that Matthew is the most Jewish Gospel?
  • Why Matthew, and not Luke or Mark or John?
  • Is it proper to distinguish NT texts as “more” or “less” Jewish?
  • What is the place of Matthew within the Jesus movement?

Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor) (Chair)

  • Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor) (10 min) [Boccaccini handout]
  • Kathy Ehrensperger (Universität Potsdam) (10 min)
  • Isaac W. Oliver (Bradley University) (10 min) [Oliver Paper]
  • Karin Zetterholm (Lund University) (10 min)

1:40pm — Open Discussion (60 min)

3pm – 4:15pm Wrap-up session. [Live on Facebook]

Confirmed Participants for the Two-day Event:

  • Moises Acayan, Asia Graduate School of Theology, Philippines
  • Federico Adinolfi, Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose “S. Francesco”, Mantova, Italy
  • William Adler, North Carolina State University, United States
  • Toochukwu Agha, University of Notre Dame, United States
  • Sara Ahbel-Rappel, University of Michigan, United States
  • Abdulaziz Alareedh, Industrial Technical Institute, PAAET, Kuwait
  • Philip Alexander, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Luisa Almendra, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
  • Tobias Ålöw, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Fernando Arce , Escuela de Alexandria, El Salvador
  • Verónica Arjona, Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and Université de Lorraine, Spain
  • Igor Aronov, Bezalel Academy of Arts, Israel
  • Tali Artman Partock, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Atkins, Yale University, United States
  • Kenneth Atkinson, University of Northern Iowa, United States
  • Manaén Ayala, Seteca , Guatemala
  • Artem Babushkin, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Hallel Baitner, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Krista Baker, University of Penn. (alumni), USA
  • Anna Balestrieri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Italy
  • Chloe Balla, U. of Crete, Greece
  • Nicholas Banner, Trinity College-Dublin, UK
  • Gad Barnea, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Emma Barnes, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Lori Baron, St. Louis University, United States
  • Albert Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, University of Haifa, Israel
  • David Ben-Gad HaCohen, Independent Researcher, Israel
  • Ram Ben-Shalom, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Harvey Bik, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong
  • Ellen Birnbaum, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Thomas Blanton, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt, USA
  • Laurence Bloomquist, Faculty of Theology of Saint Paul University, Canada
  • Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States
  • Markus Bockmuehl University of Oxford, UK
  • Hugh Bonsey, King’s College-London, United Kingdom
  • Matvey Bossis , TAU, Israel
  • Jonathan Bourgel, Université Laval, Canada
  • Ra’anan Boustan, Princeton University, USA
  • Connor Boyd, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • George Branch-Trevathan, Thiel College, USA
  • Miryam Brand, Albright Institute, Israel
  • Lucas Brandon, Florida State University, United States
  • Hunter Brown, Oxford, UK
  • Maria Brutti, Pontifical Gregorian University, Italy
  • Dylan Burns, Freie Universität-Berlin, Germany
  • Rolex Cailing, Asia Graduate School of Theology, Philippines
  • Jeffrey Callen, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Reed Carlson, United Lutheran Seminary, USA
  • Rodney Caruthers, Gustavus Adolphus College, US
  • Beryl Chan, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong
  • Yana Chernykh, HSE, Russia
  • Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University, USA
  • Akiva Cohen,
  • Claude Cohen-Matlofsky, EPHE-Sorbonne, France
  • Justin Comber, Thornloe, Canada
  • Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University, United States
  • Jeremiah Coogan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Robert Costello, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Panayotis Coutsoumpos, University of Montemorelos, Mexico
  • Sebastiano Crestani, Bologna University, Italy
  • Barbara Crostini, University College-Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marianne Dacy, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Federico Dal Bo, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Gabriel Danzig, Bar Ilan, Israel
  • Jim Davila,
  • Carmen de Alarcón, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Tom de Bruin, Newbold College, United Kingdom
  • Matheus de Carvalho, McGill University, Canada
  • Muriel Debie, EPHE-PSL, France
  • James DeFrancisco, Independent Scholar, United States
  • Ilya Dines, LOC, United States
  • Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Sébastien Doane, Université Laval, Canada
  • Dalia Domracheva, The Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Florence Egbeyale, Florida State University, United States
  • Kathy Ehrensperger, Abraham Geiger Kolleg/Potsdam, Germany
  • Michael Eisman, Temple Univeristy, USA
  • Torleif Elgvin, NLA University College, Norway
  • Anna Emelina, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Ernst Engelbrecht, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Josué Estrada, Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Guatemala
  • Trenton R. Ferro, Indiana University Penn. (Em.), USA
  • Marcello Fidanzio, Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano, Switzerland
  • Luiz Morena Filho, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
  • Ian Finlay, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Susan Fisher, Methodist Theological School-Ohio, USA
  • Roy Fisher, Loyola Marymount University, United States
  • Crispin Fletcher-Louis, Whymanity Research and Training, United Kingdom
  • Eduardo Folster, Independent Researcher, Denmark
  • Jasmine Foo, King’s College London, UK
  • Crystal Fox, Delaware, OH, United States
  • C. Thomas Fraatz, St. Lawrence University, United States
  • Brenda Francis , Methodist Theological School-Ohio, United States
  • Michele Freyhauf, Durham University, UK
  • Lisbeth Fried, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States
  • David Friedman, Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jörg Frey, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • David Fry, Lancaster Bible College, United States
  • Tomer Fucs Bar, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Alex Fung, University of Toronto/Wycliffe College, Canada
  • Michael Gabizon, McMaster University, Canada
  • Leonardo Galanza Jr., Center for Biblical Studies Institute & Seminary, Philippines
  • Calin Ganea, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France
  • Ananda Geyser-Fouché, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jost Gippert, Goethe University Frankfurt a/M, Germany
  • David Goldenberg, Univ. of Pennsylvania (ret.), United States
  • John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary, United Kingdom
  • LioraG Goldman, University of Haifa , Israel
  • Batsheva Goldman-Ida, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
  • Emilio Gonzalez-Ferrin, University of Seville, Spain
  • Naomi Graetz, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Judith Green, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Matthew Grey, Brigham Young University, U.S.A.
  • Ithamar Gruenwald, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Alexandra Grund-Wittenberg, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Deutschland
  • Emmanouela Grypeou, Stockholm University, Schweden
  • Jennifer Guo, University of Notre Dame, United States
  • Dan, Gurtner, Independent Researcher, United States
  • Amit Gvaryahu, Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Israel
  • Nasser Hadjloo, Allameh Tabatabaei, Iran
  • Chaya Halberstam, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • David Hamidovic, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Angela Harkins, Boston College, USA
  • Rebecca Harris, Messiah University, USA
  • Galit Hasan-Rokem, The Hebrew University, Israel
  • Kristian Heal, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Matthias Henze, Rice University, United States
  • Ronald Herms, Fresno Pacific University, United States
  • Juan Hernández Valencia, Universidad católica Luis Amigó, Colombia
  • Ariel Hessayon Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
  • J. Thomas, Hewitt University Of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Higginbotham, Ivy Tech Community College – Lawrenceburg, United States
  • Vered Hillel, MJTI, Israel
  • Martha Himmelfarb, Princeton University, USA
  • Kerwin Holmes, University of Virginia, United States of America
  • Lorne Hubner, FST, Israel
  • Batsheva Ida, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
  • Lorenzo Innocenti, Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia centrale, Italy
  • Darius Iwanski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Sandra Jacobs, King’s College, London & Leo Baeck College, London, United Kingdom
  • Jörg Jeremias, Univ. of Marburg, Germany
  • Richard Johnson, Jerusalem University College, USA
  • Taylor Johnston, Methodist Theological School – Ohio, United States
  • Jutta Jokiranta, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Simon Joseph, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Marko Jovanovic, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Årstein Justnes, University of Agder, Norway
  • John Kampen, Methodist Theological School-Ohio, USA
  • Daniel Kassaye, TiBEB Research Center, Ethiopia
  • David Katzin, UCLA, USA
  • Thomas Kazen, Stockholm School of Theology / University College Stockholm, Sweden
  • David Kazhdan, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Anthony Keddie, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Timothy Keiderling, Princeton Theological Seminary, United States
  • Juheon Kim, Aberdeen University, UK
  • Bethany Kinderman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Karen King, Harvard University (Divinity School), USA
  • Mark Kinzer, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, United States
  • Menahem Kister, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Edouard Kitoko Nsiku, Univiversite de Kinshasa and Kitoko Institute, DR Congo
  • Wojciech Kosek, Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland
  • Rony Kozman, Samford University, USA
  • Robert Kraft, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Karina Krainer, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Yael Kramer, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Alexander Kulik, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ryan Lambert, First Fruits of Zion, USA
  • Peter Lanfer, Occidental College, United States
  • Erik Larson, Florida International University, United States
  • Gwangsoo Lee, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Joe Lee, William Jessup University, United States
  • Eunjoo Lee, Hebrew University Rothberg, Korea
  • Chi Kin Lei, University of Oxford, UK
  • Jim Lepkowski, University of Michigan, USA
  • Timothy Lewis, University of Divinity (alum), Australia
  • Elisheva Lipner, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Fiodar Litvinau, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Drew Longacre, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mishan משען Love, Emmanuel College, Canada
  • Daniel Maier, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ilya Maksimov, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Mathew Mantabe, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Giulio Mariotti, Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale – Firenze, Italy
  • John Martens, University of St Thomas, United States
  • Luca Marulli, Adventist University of France, France
  • Ryan Masterson, Colorado Christian University, United States
  • Joshua Matson, Florida State University, USA
  • Edward Maza, Oriel Centre for the Study of the Bible – Oxford, USA
  • Gavin McDowell, Université Laval, Canada
  • James McGrath, Butler University, United States
  • Jocelyn McWhirter, Albion College, USA
  • Fady Mekhael, McMaster University, Egypt
  • Bellarmee Milosi, Methodist Theological School – Ohio, USA
  • Nelson Morales, Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Guatemala
  • Craig Morrison, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Italy
  • Daniel Mueller, Marquette University, United States
  • Hindy Najman , University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Mark Nanos, Lund University, USA
  • Krzysztof Napora, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • James Nati, Santa Clara University/Graduate Theological Union, United States
  • Matthew Neville, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Judith Newman, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Valérie Nicolet, Institut Protestant de Théologie, France
  • Ronit Nikolsky, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Gerbern Oegema, McGill University, Canada
  • Markus Oehler, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Isaac Oliver/de Oliveira, Bradley University, United States
  • Andrew Peecher, University of Notre Dame, United States of America
  • Nicholas Petros, Independent Researcher, USA
  • Nestor Petruk, Italian Adventist University, Italy
  • Elizaveta Podshivalova, HSE, Russia
  • Meira Polliack, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Patrick Pouchelle, Centre Sèvres, France
  • Jeremy Punt, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Anita Reisler, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Jean-Michel, Roessli Concordia University, Canada
  • Liliana Rosso Ubigli, Unito, Italy
  • Leonard Rothkoff, Bar Ilan, Israel
  • Timothy Sailors, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • Samuel Saxena, Caleb Institute, India
  • Lawrence Schiffman, New York University, USA
  • Daniel Schumann, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • James Sedlacek, Nazarene Theological College, University of Manchester, United States
  • Shayna Sheinfeld, Sheffield University, United States
  • Chanki Shin, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Pedro Sierra, University Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, Spain
  • Hamilton Silva, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC – Goiás), Brazil
  • Malka Simkovich, Catholic Theological Union, USA
  • Paul Sloan, Houston Baptist University, USA
  • Nazar Sloboda, Angelicum University, United States
  • Daniel Smith, The University of Texas at Austin, United States of America
  • Elizangela Soares, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Vera Solomon, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Gary Staszak, Notre Dame of Maryland University, United States
  • Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School, USA
  • Olivia Stewart Lester, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Gert Steyn, Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach, Germany
  • Ryan Stokes, Carson-Newman University, USA
  • Sylvia Sztern, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Mateusz Targoński, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Italy/Poland
  • Andrea Taschl-Erber, Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems, Austria
  • Seng Tawng, Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT), Myanmar
  • Abraham Terian, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, NY, United States
  • Janet Timbie, Catholic University of America, USA
  • Sofie Tkachyk, HSE SPB, Russia
  • Ekaterini Tsalampouni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Fanos Tsegaye , University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Emmanuel Usue, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • Ana Valdez, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Suresh Varigeti, Crossroad, Vizag, India
  • Paula Veiga, University of Lisboa, LMU University Munich, Portugal
  • Horacio Vela, University of the Incarnate Word, United States
  • Pieter Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Joseph Verheyden, University of Leuven – Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Belgium
  • Jean-Claude Verrecchia, Newbold College of Higher Education, United Kingdom
  • Jason von Ehrenkrook, Univ. of Mass.-Boston, USA
  • Marcelo Wall, Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay, Paraguay
  • Erin Walsh, The University of Chicago – Divinity School, United States
  • Cecilia Wassen, Uppsala University, Sweden 
  • Beat Weber, University of Pretoria, Switzerland
  • Rodney Werline, Braton College, USA
  • Jim West, Ming Hua Theological College, Hong Kong
  • Paul Wheatley, University of Notre Dame, United States of America
  • Catrin Williams, University of Wales Trinity Saint David-Wales, United Kingdom
  • Marley Wilson, FSU, USA
  • Gabriela Wolff, Moria School, Israel
  • Rebecca Wollenberg, University of Michigan, United States\
  • Archie Wright, London School of Theology, United States
  • Benjamin Wright, Lehigh University, United States
  • Miroslaw Wrobel, John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, Poland
  • William Yarchin, Azusa Pacific University , USA
  • Philip Yoder, Methodist Theological School – Ohio, United States
  • Yan Yu, Lutheran Theological Seminary-Hong Kong, HK
  • Chi Yue, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 中華人民共和國香港特別行政區
  • Dmitriy Yun, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Polina Zakharova, HSE University, Russia
  • Moisés Jonathan Zelada Bazán, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Peru
  • Ziony Zevit American Jewish University, United States
  • Ayala Zilberstein, IAA and Tel-Aviv University, Israel