Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Boccaccini Festschrift published

Wisdom Poured Out Like Water
Studies on Jewish and Christian Antiquity in Honor of Gabriele Boccaccini

Ed. by Ellens, J. Harold / Oliver, Isaac W. / von Ehrenkrook, Jason / Waddell, James / Zurawski, Jason M.

Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 38

129,95 € / $149.99 / £118.00*

Publication Date:
October 2018
ISBN 978-3-11-059588-8

Aims and Scope
This collection presents innovative research by scholars from across the globe in celebration of Gabriele Boccaccini’s sixtieth birthday and to honor his contribution to the study of early Judaism and Christianity. In harmony with Boccaccini’s determination to promote the study of Second Temple Judaism in its own right, this volume includes studies on various issues raised in early Jewish apocalyptic literature (e.g., 1 Enoch, 2 Baruch, 4 Ezra), the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other early Jewish texts, from Tobit to Ben Sira to Philo and beyond. The volume also provides several investigations on early Christianity in intimate conversation with its Jewish sources, consistent with Boccaccini’s efforts to transcend confessional and disciplinary divisions by situating the origins of Christianity firmly within Second Temple Judaism. Finally, the volume includes essays that look at Jewish-Christian relations in the centuries following the Second Temple period, a harvest of Boccaccini’s labor to rethink the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in light of their shared yet contested heritage.
Congratulations to Professor Boccaccini!

This volume has been a secret for a long time. I am very pleased that it is now out. I am equally pleased to have an article published in it: "The 94 Books of Ezra and the Angelic Revelations of John Dee." I am working on getting an offprint posted online. I'll let you know when that's done. Meanwhile, you can read an early draft here.

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