All papers presented at the Fourth Enoch Graduate Seminar (University of Notre Dame) and at the First Nangeroni Meeting are available by subscription ($50) at “Enoch Seminar Online” www.enochseminar.org.
Of the meeting Isaac Oliver reports
On June 18, 2012, the Fourth Graduate Enoch Seminar took place at the University of Notre Dame in the friendly Midwestern state of Indiana, USA. Graduate students and recent PhDs from institutions in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States discussed for three days twenty-two papers on issues related to Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins. Papers covered a wide chronological spectrum, ranging from the book of Zechariah to a an amulet from Late Antiquity, and explored diverse issues such as the origins of the Shema and the legacy of Geza Vermes’ work. Professor Jim VanderKam graciously presided over the discussions, and other faculty members from Notre Dame also attended the event, including Gary Anderson, Tzvi Novick, and John Meier. The omnipresent Gabriele Boccaccini also faithfully “attended” the conference live from Italy via Skype. Costs for room and boarding were generously covered by the Department of Theology of Notre Dame. Many look forward to the forthcoming Graduate Enoch Seminar to be held in Montreal two years from now.