My wife and I spent most of the afternoon at a conference, held in the moot court room of BYU’s law school and co-sponsored by the Academy for Temple Studies, on the subject of Enoch and the Temple. Professor George Nickelsburg, perhaps the preeminent authority on the ancient Enoch literature today, was the keynote speaker.
Responding to Professor Nickelsburg’s paper was a panel consisting of Kent Brown, Bill Hamblin, Gordon Thomasson, Jack Welch, Jeff Bradshaw, and David Larsen. (The latter two also delivered a joint paper following the panel.) I was pleased to see how many of the members of the panel were affiliated with The Interpreter Foundation; four of the six panelists are members of the Interpreter editorial boards.
We spent some time at a reception for Professor Nickelsburg at Jack Welch’s home, and then left to go out for a dinner of Thai food with some friends. (Yes, surprising as it no doubt sounds to certain people, I have friends.)
I love Thai food.