Enoch Seminar (2001-), learned society
From 4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism
The Enoch Seminar is an academic group of international specialists in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins, who share the results of their research in the field and biennially meet to discuss topics of common interest.
- For information on the next Enoch Seminar (Camaldoli, 21-26 July 2013); see Seventh Enoch Seminar (2013 Camaldoli), conference
Founded in 2001, the Enoch Seminar focuses on the period of Jewish history, culture and literature from the Babylonian Exile to the Bar-Kochba revolt—the period in which both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism have their roots. The goal is to tear down the misleading walls of separation that still divide this field of research, recovering the unity and integrity of the period. Enoch is the symbol of this inter-canonical and inter-disciplinary effort, as he is present of each and all the canons that anachronistically divide sources from the period: Old Testament, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish-Hellenistic literature, New Testament, Apostolic Fathers, etc.
Participation at the Enoch Seminar is by invitation only and is restricted to University professors and specialists in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins who have completed their PhD. To graduate students and PhD candidates, the Enoch Seminar offers a biennial meeting (the Enoch Graduate Seminar).
The Enoch Seminar is chaired by Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan) and is made possible by fundings from the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Michigan and from the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies.
Meetings and Proceedings
- 2001 (Florence, Italy) - First Enoch Seminar: The Origins of Enochic Judaism
- 2003 (Venice, Italy) - Second Enoch Seminar: Enoch and Qumran Origins
- 2005 (Camaldoli, Italy) - Third Enoch Seminar: Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man
- 2007 (Camaldoli, Italy) - Fourth Enoch Seminar: Qumran and the Mosaic Torah
- 2009 (Naples, Italy) - Fifth Enoch Seminar: Enoch, Adam, Melchisedek: Mediatorial Figures in 2 Enoch
- 2011 (Milan, Italy) - Sixth Enoch Seminar (2011): 2 Baruch, 4 Ezra: Late First Century Apocalypticism
Meetings of the Enoch Graduate Seminar
- 2006 (Ann Arbor, MI) - First Enoch Graduate Seminar
- 2008 (Princeton, NJ) - Second Enoch Graduate Seminar
- 2010 (July 19-23; Budapest, Hungary) - Third Enoch Graduate Seminar
- 2012 (Notre Dame, IN) - Fourth Enoch Graduate Seminar
Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meetings
- 2012 (Milan, Italy) - First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, "The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview"
- 2014 (Dor, Israel) - Second Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, "Voice of Jacob: Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission"
- 2014 (Rome, Italy) - Third Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, "Rereading Paul as a Second-Temple Jewish Author"
More publications from the Enoch Seminar
- Andreas Bedenbender (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2009-ES; 2011-ES)
- Gabriele Boccaccini (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2006-GS; 2007-ES; 2008-GS; 2009-ES; 2010-GS; 2011-ES; 2012-NM)
- James H. Charlesworth (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2008-GS; 2009-ES; 2011-ES)
- J. Harold Ellens (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2009-ES; 2011-ES)
- Pierluigi Piovanelli (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2009-ES; 2011-ES; 2012-NM)
- David W. Suter (2001-ES; 2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2009-ES; 2011-ES)
- James C. VanderKam (2003-ES; 2005-ES; 2006-GS; 2007-ES; 2012-GS)
- Albert I. Baumgarten (2005-ES; 2007-ES; 2011-ES; 2012-NM)
Members (2 to 4-time attendees)
(3x) - Darrell L. Bock -- Calum M. Carmichael -- Adela Yarbro Collins -- James R. Davila -- Devorah Dimant -- Lutz Doering -- Henryk Drawnel -- Robert A. Kraft -- Hindy Najman -- Stephen Pfann -- Jacques van Ruiten // Luca Arcari - Albert I. Baumgarten - Michael Daise - Charles A. Gieschen - Martha Himmelfarb - Michael A. Knibb - Klaus Koch - Andrei A. Orlov - Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar - James C. VanderKam - Pieter Venter
(2x) - Jeff S. Anderson -- Christfried Böttrich -- Silviu Bunta -- Esther G. Chazon -- Daniel K. Falk -- Steven D. Fraade -- David R. Jackson -- John R. Levison -- William R.G. Loader -- Basil Lourié -- Jared W. Ludlow -- Eric F. Mason -- Rivka Nir -- Bilhah Nitzan -- Anders Klostergaard Petersen -- Carlos A. Segovia -- Alexander Toepel -- Johannes Tromp -- Megan Williams -- Azzan Yadin