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Boccaccini, Gabriele 1958-

Works: 55 works in 254 publications in 3 languages and 7,271 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Honoree, Publishing director
Classifications: BM176, 229.913
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Most widely held works by Gabriele Boccaccini
The early Enoch literature by Gabriele Boccaccini( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a lively debate about the early Enoch literature and its place in Judaism. This title intends to represent that debate, by juxtaposing pairs of articles on key issues like the textual evidence
Second Temple Jewish paideia in context by Gabriele Boccaccini( )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject of this volume, Jewish paideia or education during the Second Temple period, had long received little attention. Yet these fourteen essays demonstrate the fundamental importance of the topic for understanding the history of the period. They also represent the broad array of approaches required to comprehend this multi-faceted subject. The papers were first offered at the 5th Nangeroni Meeting (Naples, Italy, July 2015)"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch : reconstruction after the fall by Matthias Henze( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two Jewish works that are the subject of this volume, '4 Ezra' and '2 Baruch', were written around the turn of the first century CE in the aftermath of the Roman destruction of the Second Temple. Both texts are apocalypses, and both occupy an important place in early Jewish literature and thought: they were composed right after the Second Temple period, as Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity began to emerge. The twenty essays in this volume were first presented and discussed at the Sixth Enoch Seminar at the Villa Cagnola at Gazzada, near Milan, Italy, on June 26-30, 2011. Together they reflect the lively debate about '4 Ezra' and '2 Baruch' among the most distinguished specialists in the field.00
Paul the Jew : rereading the apostle as a figure of Second Temple Judaism( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decades-long effort to understand the apostle Paul within his Jewish context is now firmly established in scholarship. The latest fruit of sustained analysis appears in the essays gathered here, from leading international scholars who take account of current investigations into the scope and variety present in Second Temple Judaism. Contributors address broad historical questions as well as questions about interpretation itself, including the extent and direction of a 'paradigm shift' in Pauline studies and the evaluation of the Pauline legacy"--
Middle Judaism : Jewish thought, 300 B.C.E. to 200 C.E. by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of Rabbinic Judaism : an intellectual history, from Ezekiel to Daniel by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Essene hypothesis : the parting of the ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a view of the ideology of the Qumran sect, the ancient desert community closely related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Gabriele Boccaccini moves beyond the Essene hypothesis and posits a unique relationship between what he terms "Enochic Judaism" and the group traditionally known as the Essenes. Building his case on what the historical records tell us about the Essenes and on a systematic analysis of the documents found at Qumran, Boccaccini argues that the literature betrays the core of an ancient and distinct variety of Second Temple Judaism. Tracing the development of this tradition, Boccaccini shows that the Essene community at Qumran was really the offspring of the Enochic party, which in turn contributed to the birth of parties led by John the Baptist and Jesus. Convincingly argued, this work will surely spark fresh debate in the discussion on the Qumran community and the famous Dead Sea Scrolls
Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels : reminiscences, allusions, intertextuality by Loren T Stuckenbruck( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays of the present volume, which emanate from papers given at the Seventh Enoch Seminar held in Camaldoli on 21-26 July 2013, strike up a conversation between the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament, on the one hand, and the early Enochic tradition preserved in 1 En. 1-108, on the other."--P. 1
Enoch and Qumran origins : new light on a forgotten connection by Enoch Seminar( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enoch and Qumran Origins is the first comprehensive treatment of the complex and forgotten relations between the Qumran community and the Jewish group behind the pseudepigraphal literature of Enoch. The contributors demonstrate that the roots of the Qumran community are to be found in the tradition of the Enoch group rather than that of the Jerusalem priesthood."--Jacket
Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man : revisiting the Book of parables( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on 2 Enoch : no longer Slavonic only by Enoch Seminar( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The conference re-examines 2 Enoch, an early Jewish apocalyptic text previously known to scholars only in its Slavonic translation, in light of recently identified Coptic fragments. This approach helps to advance the understanding of many key issues of this enigmatic and less explored Enochic text. One of the important methodological lessons of the current volume lies in the recognition that the Adamic and Melchizedek traditions, the mediatorial currents which play an important role in the apocalypse, are central for understanding the symbolic universe of the text. The volume also contains the recently identified Coptic fragments of 2 Enoch, introduced to scholars for the first time during the conference."--Back cover
Enoch and the mosaic Torah : the evidence of Jubilees( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: The enigma of Jubilees and the lesson of the Enoch Seminar / Gabriele Boccaccini -- Jubilees and its literary context -- The manuscript tradition of Jubilees / James C. VanderKam -- The composition of Jubilees / Michael Segal -- The relationship between Jubilees and the early enochic books (astronomical book and book of the watchers) / John S. Bergsma -- Daniel and Jubilees / Matthias Henze -- The chronologies of the Apocalypse of weeks and the book of Jubilees / James M. Scott -- The Aramaic Levi document, the genesis Apocryphon, and Jubilees : a study of shared traditions / Esther Eshel -- The book of Jubilees and the Temple Scroll / Lawrence H. Schiffman -- Jubilees, Sirach, and sapiential tradition / Benjamin G. Wright III -- The heavenly counterpart of Moses in the book of Jubilees / Andrei A. Orlov -- Jubilees and the Aamaritan tradition / Lester L. Grabbe -- The melting of mosaic and enochic traditions -- Enochic Judaism : a Judaism without the Torah and the temple / Helge S. Kvanvig -- The concept of covenant in Jubilees / William K. Gilders -- From a movement of dissent to a distinct form of Judaism : the heavenly tablets in Jubilees as the foundation of a competing Halakah / Gabriele Boccaccini -- Abram's prayer : the coherence of the pericopes in Jubilees 12:16-27 / Jacques van Ruiten -- Reconsidering Jubilees : prophecy and exemplarity / Hindy Najman -- Jubilees between Enoch and Qumran -- 4Q265 and the authoritative status of Jubilees at Qumran / Aharon Shemesh -- Purity and impurity in the book of Jubilees / Lutz Doering -- Tradition and innovation in the calendar of Jubilees / Jonathan Ben-Dov -- The book of Jubilees and the origin of evil / Loren T. Stuckenbruck -- The festivals of Pesaf and massot in the book of Jubilees / Betsy Halpern-Amaru -- Eschatological impulses in Jubilees / John C. Endres -- Amplified roles, idealized depictions : women in the book of Jubilees / Kelley Coblentz Bautch -- Enochic and mosaic traditions in Jubilees : the evidence of angelology and demonology / Annette Yoshiko Reed -- Worship in Jubilees and Enoch / Erik Larson -- The book of Jubilees and early Jewish mysticism / Martha Himmelfarb -- Where does Jubilees belong? -- Jubilees, the temple, and the Aaronite priesthood / David W. Suter -- Jubilees and enochic Judaism / David R. Jackson -- Jubilees, Qumran, and the Essenes / Eyal Regev -- The book of Jubilees : a bibliography, 1850-present / Veronika Bachmann and Isaac W. Oliver
The Seleucid and Hasmonean periods and the apocalyptic worldview : the First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) by Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This tightly focused collection of essays, from an invited seminar of international specialists, centres on the question of the apocalyptic worldview around the time of the Maccabean revolt. What was the nature of apocalyptic at this time? Did the Maccabees themselves have a distinct apocalyptic worldview? These questions lead to other, more specific queries: who of the various groups held such a view? Certain of the essays analyse the characteristics of the apocalypses and related literature in this period, and whether the apocalyptic worldview itself gave rise to historical events or, at least, influenced them. The collection begins with two introductory essays. Both the main and short papers have individual responses, and two considered responses by well-known experts address the entire collection. The volume finishes with a concluding chapter by the lead editor that gives a perspective on the main themes and conclusions arising from the papers and discussion." --
Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch : international studies by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski collect together essays from leading international scholars on the books of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The literature of the Second Temple Period has become increasingly studied in recent years as scholars have begun to recognize the importance of these texts for a developed understanding of Rabbinic and Christian origins. Through close readings of the texts themselves, examining the books in comparison with other Jewish apocalyptic literature and early Christian materials, and reading the texts in light of their social and historical settings, the fifteen papers collected herein significantly advance the current scholarly conversation on these defining Jewish apocalypses written at the end of the first century CE, and they shed light on the everlasting legacy of apocalyptic ideas in both Christianity and Judaism
The early reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew : text, narrative and reception history by Isaac W Oliver( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul was a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian convert. His relationship to Christianity is and has been a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity. The essays offer a comprehensive examination of various Christian views on Paul in texts contained both in and outside of the New Testament. Thus, the essays elucidate how the reception of Paul's thought affected the formation of Judaism and Christianity into separate entities. The chapters include an analysis of Marcion, Paul and the Jews by Judith Lieu, as well as musing on the placement of Acts in Pauline Research by James H. Charlesworth and an analysis of Paul in relation to the Greek Old Testament from Harry O. Maier"--
Portraits of Middle Judaism in scholarship and arts : a multimedia catalog from Flavius Josephus to 1991 by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the Gospel of John's Christology as Jewish Messianism : royal, prophetic, and divine messiahs by Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in Reading the Gospel of John's Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John's Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations. The Fourth Gospel is rarely considered part of the world of early Judaism. While many have noted John's Jewishness, most have not understood John's Messiah as a Jewish messiah. The Johannine Jesus, who descends from heaven, is declared the Word made flesh, and claims oneness with the Father, is no less Jewish than other messiahs depicted in early Judaism. John's Jesus is at home on the spectrum of early Judaism's royal, prophetic, and divine messiahs."--Page 4 of cover
Wisdom poured out like water : studies on Jewish and Christian antiquity in honor of Gabriele Boccaccini by Jason Zurawski( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies (DCLS)is concerned principally with research into those books of the Greek Bible (Septuagint) which are not contained in the Hebrew canon, and into intertestamentary and early Jewish literature from the period around the 3rd century BCE to the 2nd century CE. The series was launched in 2007 in collaboration with the ""International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature"". It provides a logical extension to the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook, which has been published since 2004
Wurzeln des rabbinischen Judentums Eine Geistesgeschichte von Ezechiel bis Daniel by Gabriele Boccaccini( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to early Jewish texts and traditions in Christian transmission by Michael E Stone( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish culture of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods established a basis for all monotheistic religions, but its main sources have been preserved to a great degree through Christian transmission. This Guide is devoted to problems of preservation, reception, and transformation of Jewish texts and traditions of the Second Temple period in the many Christian milieus from the ancient world to the late medieval era. It approaches this corpus not as an artificial collection of reconstructed texts-a body of hypothetical originals-but rather from the perspective of the preserved materials, examined in their religious, social, and political contexts. It also considers the other, non-Christian, channels of the survival of early Jewish materials, including Rabbinic, Gnostic, Manichaean, and Islamic. This unique project brings together scholars from many different fields in order to map the trajectories of early Jewish texts and traditions among diverse later cultures. It also provides a comprehensive and comparative introduction to this new field of study while bridging the gap between scholars of early Judaism and of medieval Christianity
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The early Enoch literature
Roots of Rabbinic Judaism : an intellectual history, from Ezekiel to DanielBeyond the Essene hypothesis : the parting of the ways between Qumran and Enochic JudaismEnoch and Qumran origins : new light on a forgotten connectionEnoch and the Messiah Son of Man : revisiting the Book of parablesEnoch and the mosaic Torah : the evidence of Jubilees
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