The University of Agder, in Norway, launches a great research project entitled “‘Biblical’ Texts Older than the Bible.” Three foreign scholars have been invited to take part in the inaugural session: Esther Eshel, Eibert Tigchelaar, and your servant.
I will thus be in Kristiansand on August 13–24 to work on unpublished Dead Sea scrolls, among other things. I will also give a lecture on Enochic literature in Second Temple Judaea, on August 22 at 3:45 PM.
This is the title of the chapter I published in the new volume dedicated to the Young Hero. If you find this title intriguing, there’s one thing to do: read the chapter! Here it is in PDF format. Enjoy!
Jewish magazine Pharm’Aviv asked me to write a paper, entitled “Saga semitica”:
This is not a remix of the famous song by Yannick Noah, “Saga Africa,” whose twentieth birthday is celebrated this year. This is about another saga, much older (plurimillenary!), that puts on stage another Noah—from the Bible. This is the saga of a people and, in a way, of mankind.