Tag Archives: Jubilees

Priests and Israel as Superhuman

In my research on the reception of the Jewish festivals, I focus on the idea that the festivals are moments when humans can participate in the divine or heavenly life/world. A well-known example: Philo depicts the High Priest on Yom Kippur … Continue reading

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Did Enoch Die? (LXX, Philo, Hebrews)

The Biblical notice of Enoch is brief and tantalizing: “When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the … Continue reading

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2013 Annual SBL Plans

I’m looking forward to this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. This year the Society meets in Baltimore from Nov 23-26. I will be presenting a paper in the Early Jewish Christian Relations section, chaired by Judy … Continue reading

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The Festivals as Participation in Divine Life

I am currently on a year-long sabbatical from teaching. Besides several articles, my major research project is my doctoral thesis for Durham University. I am writing on the way that apocalyptic and mystical groups in early Judaism interpreted the Jewish … Continue reading

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Enoch Walks, or Does He? (LXX Texts of Note 1)

LXX Luthor This post is intended to be the beginning of a regular series where I note Septuagintal passages which would be of interest to students of Christian origins; e.g. texts where the New Testament quotes an LXX reading significantly … Continue reading

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