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 the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies. He served with great commitment and energy, sharing the joy and pleasure of personal friendship, day after day, month after month, year after year. Our thoughts are with his family, in sorrow but also in gratitude for all we have received from him.

We will never forget you, Hal–your sense of humor, your generosity, your friendship, your smile… Your presence was a gift that warmed up our lives; your memory will always be with us as a blessing for the years to come.

~Gabriele Boccaccini