Mandaean Book of John and Third Enoch Colloquium in San Diego 2019 #AARSBL2019

Mandaean Book of John and Third Enoch Colloquium in San Diego 2019 #AARSBL2019 July 7, 2019

The AAR and SBL Annual Meetings in November are still a long way off, but it has been delightful to see several things come together, and now for details to begin to emerge so that they can be shared. The AAR program book is now online and so you can search it and see what will be happening.

Details can be found on the Enoch Seminar and 4Enoch websites, and more details will be forthcoming. But for now, here’s what is already in place:

The Third Enoch Colloquium will be on the topic, “A Conversation between Adele Reinhartz and Gabriele Boccaccini on John the Jew.” It will be held during the Friday on which the annual AAR/SBL annual meeting in San Diego begins in November 2019. It will be chaired by Deborah Forger, and she is the person to contact if you are interested in being part of this.


  1. Paula Fredriksen, Boston University, Hebrew University
  2. Jörg Frey, University of Zurich
  3. Alan Culpepper, Mercer University
  4. Marianne Meye Thompson, Fuller Seminary
  5. Benjamin Reynolds, Tyndale College
  6. Meredith Warren, University of Sheffield

Confirmed Participants include:

  1. Paul Anderson, George Fox University
  2. Harold Attridge, Yale Divinity School
  3. Lori Baron, Saint Louis University
  4. Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan
  5. Andrew Byers, Durham University
  6. Wally Cirafesi, University of Oslo
  7. Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University
  8. Alan Culpepper, Mercer University
  9. Douglas Estes, South University-Columbia
  10. Deborah Forger, Dartmouth College
  11. Paula Fredriksen, Boston University, Hebrew University
  12. Jörg Frey, University of Zurich
  13. Charles Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminar
  14. Bob Hall, Hampden-Sydney College
  15. Angela Kim Harkins, Boston College
  16. Susan Hylen, Emory University
  17. Karen King, Harvard Divinity School
  18. Craig Koester, Luther Seminary
  19. Jonathan Lo, Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary
  20. Bill Loader, Murdoch University
  21. Francisco Lozada, Brite Divinity School
  22. James McGrath, Butler University
  23. Jocelyn McWhirter, Albion College
  24. Hugo Méndez, University of North Carolina
  25. Marianne Meye Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary
  26. Alicia Myers, Campbell University
  27. Matthew Novenson, University of Edinburgh
  28. Mark Nanos, University of Kansas
  29. Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa
  30. Benjamin Reynolds, Tyndale University
  31. Serge Ruzer, Hebrew University
  32. Urban von Wahlde, Loyola University
  33. Meredith Warren, University of Sheffield
  34. Catrin Williams, University of Wales
  35. Archie Wright, Regent University
  36. Karin Zetterholm, Lund University
  37. Ziony Zevit, American Jewish University

In addition to the Enoch Seminar, I’ll be involved in sessions at AAR/SBL, including a book review panel focused on the soon to be released Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary.

Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity Unit and SBL Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity Unit
Theme: Esoteric Religious Groups in Antiquity
April D. DeConick, Rice University, Presiding
Monday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

It is a session that will include book review panels as well as papers.


Michael E. Stone, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University
James Davila, University of St. Andrews
Christian H. Bull, University of Oslo
Tuomas Rasimus, University of Helsinki & Universite Laval
Charles Haberl, Rutgers University
James McGrath, Butler University
Jorunn J. Buckley, Bowdoin College
Edmondo Lupieri, Loyola University Chicago
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