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Prof. Loren Stuckenbruck, Orion Distinguished Visiting Professor, conducts faculty/graduate seminar series at Orion

The Orion Center plans from time to time to host a leading scholar of the Scrolls or of Second Temple literature for a short visit, to offer a series of study seminars and to meet with Hebrew University faculty and students. We are pleased to host Prof. Loren T. Stuckenbruck this Spring as the inaugural Orion Distinguished Visiting Professor. We will benefit from his willingness to share with us his ongoing research on ancient texts and the ideas expressed in them.

Prof. Stuckenbruck will conduct a series of three working seminars for faculty and graduate students during his tenure at Orion:

Reading 1 Enoch: Text, Interpretation and Theology*

1. Thursday, March 15, 2012
2. Monday, March 19, 2012
3. Thursday, March 22, 2012

To read the Hebrew and English invitation, please click here

For the Seminar Abstracts please click here.
The seminars will focus on:

  • A critical overview of 1 Enoch: sources and the status quaestionis regarding historical and theological issues arising from the material.

  • The Aramaic fragments from Qumran and their value for text-critical work.

  • Current research on the finding and accessing of Ethiopic manuscripts which contribute significantly to text-critical work.

  • **Passages in 1 Enoch, especially in the "Book of Watchers," will be used to provide examples of problems of textual readings, interpretation and religious ideas. (Knowledge of Ge'ez is not required).
    *Exact dates for these Second Semester Seminars will be posted at a later time.

    Loren T. Stuckenbruck (born 1960) is Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Prof. Stuckenbruck's research focuses on Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity-in particular the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Enochic literature, other Jewish sapiential and apocalyptic writings, and the New Testament. His publications deal with central themes of Jewish theology as well as with the origins of Christology. Among his many contributions to the field of Second Temple literature is a thorough commentary on 1 Enoch 91-108. Prof. Stuckenbruck is presently preparing a commentary on 1 Enoch (the Book of the Watchers) for the Anchor Bible series. Along with Ted Erho, he is also preparing a text-critical edition of the Ethiopic manuscripts of Ethiopic Enoch. Stuckenbruck and Erho have identified 120 such manuscripts. In addition, Stuckenbruck is currently writing a German-language commentary on the Book of Revelation for the Zurich BibelKommentar series. He is or has been an editor for a number of some of the most prestigious journals in the fields of Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Studies. For a bibliography of Prof. Stuckenbruck's publications click here.



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