Journal Henoch

Journal Henoch

Infobox Journal
title = Henoch

editor = Gabriele Boccaccini
discipline = Second Temple Judaism, Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity
language = English (Occasionally Italian, French, German)
abbreviation =
publisher = [ Morcelliana]
country = Brescia, Italy
frequency = Semiannual
history = 1979-present
openaccess =
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impact-year =
website =
ISSN = 0393-6805

HENOCH: Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity is an international academic Journal founded in 1979 by Paolo Sacchi (University of Turin, Italy) and devoted to the diversity of Second Temple Judaism in the period following the Babylonian exile, and to the interactions between formative Judaism and formative Christianity up to the rise of Islam. Since 2005 the journal has been edited by a team of International scholars from America, Europe and Israel, chaired by Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan, USA).

The Journal HENOCH is published by [ Morcelliana (Brescia, Italy)] , and sponsored by the [ Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies] . Its website [] is edited by Todd Hanneken (University of Notre Dame, USA).

Name, Goals, People

The ancient patriarch Enoch is the hero and patron, not because the interests of the Journal are restricted to “Enochic Studies,” but because Enoch is an inter-canonical, inter-disciplinary character par excellence and as such requires an inter-canonical, interdisciplinary approach by specialists of both Judaic and Christian Studies. Enoch is the symbol of the determination to go beyond the traditional boundaries that still divide anachronistically the field of research of ancient Judaism and Christianity.The use of English as the major (though not exclusive) language of the Journal signals the enthusiastic embracement of the perspective of a new global society of learning. At the same time, the presence of six distinct linguistic Editorial Boards (American, French, German, Israeli, Italian, and Spanish) is aimed at giving recognition to the specific contribution of each national school to the development of the field, preserving the autonomy and richness of their distinct identities. The Editorial Boards are led by Kelley Coblentz Bautch (American Board), Kathell Berthelot (French Board), Matthias Henze (German Board), Hanan Eshel (Israeli Board), Corrado Martone (Italian Board), and Pablo Torijano Morales (Spanish Board). The Boards of the Journal include scholars from 14 countries:
*Austria (Armin Lange, Günter Stemberger);
*Canada (Hindy Najman, Gerbern Oegema, Pierluigi Piovanelli);
*Ethiopia (Daniel Assefa);
*France (Christophe Batsch, Katell Berthelot, Tierry Legrand, Daniel Stoeck Ben Ezra);
*Germany (Andreas Bedenbender, Stefan Beyerle, Carsten Claussen, Klaus Koch, Stefan Schorch);
*Hungary (Ida Fröhlich),
*Italy (Pierpaolo Bertalotto, Alberto Camplani, Piero Capelli, Sabino Chialà, Marcello Del Verme, Claudio Gianotto, Giovanni Ibba, Giorgio Jossa, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Eric Noffke, Mauro Perani, Mauro Pesce, Liliana Rosso-Ubigli, Paolo Sacchi, Giuliano Tamani, Lucio Troiani);
*Israel (Esther Eshel, Hanan Eshel, Doron Mendels, Aharon Oppenheimer, Adolfo Roitman, Michael Stone);
*Norway (Helge Kvanvig);
*Spain (Fernando Bermelo Rubio, Antonio Piñero Saenz, Pablo Torijano Morales, Jaime Vazquez Allegue);
*Switzerland (Enrico Norelli);
*the United Kingdom (John Barclay, James Davila, Lutz Doering, Lester Grabbe, Tessa Rajak, Loren Stuckenbruck);
*the United States of America (Gabriele Boccaccini, Virginia Burrus, Daniel Boyarin, James Charlesworth, Shaye Cohen, Federico Colautti, John Collins, Yaron Eliav, Harold Ellens, Charles Gieschen, Matthias Henze, Todd Hanneken, Martha Himmelfarb, Richard Kalmin, Adam Kamesar, John Levison, Eric Mason, Laura Nasrallah, Andrei Orlov, Annette Reed, Ronald Ruark, Michael Satlow, Lawrence Schiffman, David Suter, James VanderKam, James Waddell, Adela Yarbro-Collins); and
*the Vatican (Romano Penna, Joseph Sievers).


The Journal HENOCH: Studi storicofilologici sull'ebraismo [Information about the history of the Journal is taken from the [ Journal HENOCH website] with permission by the Editors.] was founded in 1979 by Paolo Sacchi, Professor of Hebrew and Aramaic at the University of Turin, Italy. The interests of the Journal ranged from the Bible to contemporary Judaic studies, but already with a clear emphasis on ancient Judaism, including Christian Origins.

For the first eight years (I / 1979 – VIII /1986) the journal was published by [ MARIETTI (Casale Monferrato, then Genoa, Italy)] . Members of the Board of Directors were Giovanni Garbini, Luigi Moraldi, Paolo Sacchi, Jan Alberto Soggin, and Giuliano Tamani. Bruno Chiesa was then primarily in charge for the composition of the journal.

In 1987 the Publisher [ ZAMORANI (Turin, Italy)] took the responsibility of the journal and in 1989 (until XVII / 1995) Bruno Chiesa became the new Editor-in-Chief. The Board of Directors gradually expanded over the years to include: Bruno Chiesa, Giovanni Garbini, Luigi Moraldi, Paolo Sacchi, Jan Alberto Soggin, Giuliano Tamani, Angelo Vivian, Giulio Busi, Luigi Cagni, Claudio Gianotto, Alexander Rofé. Pier Giorgio Borbone was now primarily in charge for the composition of the Journal.

In XVIII / 1996 (until XXVI / 2004) Claudio Gianotto succeeded Bruno Chiesa as the new Editor-in-Chief. The Board of Directors was limited to Paolo Sacchi, Bruno Chiesa, Claudio Gianotto, and (since 1999) Florentino García Martínez. A new large, international Advisory Board was created: Haggai Ben-Shammai, Gabriele Boccaccini, Giulio Busi, Luigi Cagni, Alexander A. Di Lella, Enrico Norelli, Michele Piccirillo, Alexander Rofé, J. Alberto Soggin, Günter Stemberger, and Giulio Tamani. Corrado Martone was now primarily in charge for the composition of the journal.

In 2005, a new series was launched. The Journal was taken by a new Publisher, [ Morcelliana (Brescia, Italy)] . As signified by the new subtitle: Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity, the Journal shifted its focus from the broader field of Judaic Studies to the period following the Babylonian exile up to the rise of Islam. The journal took advantage of the renewed interesting in Judaism and Christianity of Late Antiquity as well as of the international success of the Enoch Seminar in the field of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins. The new Board of Directors included professors from the University of Turin and the University of Michigan: Paolo Sacchi, Gabriele Boccaccini, Yaron Eliav, Claudio Gianotto, and Corrado Martone. Gabriele Boccaccini was appointed as the New Editor-in-Chief. The new structure of Henoch includes six National Editorial Boards (American, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Spanish), and an expanded, international Advisory Board. Giovanni Ibba is now primarily in charge for the composition of the journal.


* [1979-1988] Paolo Sacchi (emeritus, University of Turin, Italy); [Paolo Sacchi, the founder and first Editor in-Chief of Henoch, is the doyen of studies in Second Temple Judaism in Italy. His publications include: "Alle origini del Nuovo Testamento" (Firenze: Le Monnier, 1956) ISBN 88-7179-107-X; "Ecclesiaste" (Roma: Paoline, 1971) ISBN 88-2151-855-8; "L’apocalittica giudaica e la sua storia" (Brescia: Paideia, 1990) ISBN 8839404465 ISBN 18-5075-585-X; "Storia del Secondo Tempio" (Turin: SEI, 1994) ISBN 88-0505-377-5; "Gesù e la sua gente" (Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 2003) ISBN 8821548414; [ "La regola della comunità" (Brescia: Paideia, 2006)] ISBN 88-3940-719-7; [ "Sacro/profano impuro/puro nella Bibbia e dintorni" (Brescia: Morcelliana, 2007)] ISBN 88-3722-107-X. He is the editor of: "Apocrifi dell’Antico Testamento" (5 vols.; Torino: UTET; then Brescia: Paideia, 1981-2001.]
* [1989-1995] Bruno Chiesa (University of Turin, Italy); [Bruno Chiesa, the second Editor-in-Chief of Henoch, is Professor of Hebrew at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Turin, Italy. His publications include: "The Emergence of Hebrew Biblical Pointing: The Indirect Sources" (Frankfurt: Lang, 1979) ISBN 38-2046-419-0; "On Jewish Sects and Christianity: A Translation of “Kitab al-answar” by Yaqub al-Qirqisani" (Frankfurt: Lang, 1984) ISBN 38-2048-061-7; [ "Filologia storica della Bibbia ebraica" (2 vols.; Brescia: Paideia, 2000-2002)] ISBN .]
* [1996-2004] Claudio Gianotto (University of Turin, Italy); [Claudio Gianotto, the third Editor-in-Chief of Henoch, is Associate Professor of Christian Origins at the Department of History of the University of Turin, Italy. His publications include: "Melchisedek e la sua tipologia: tradizioni giudaiche, cristiane e gnostiche" (Brescia: Paideia, 2004); "La testimonianza veritiera" (Brescia: Paideia, 1990); "La domanda di Giobbe e la razionalità sconfitta" (Trento: Dipartimento di scienze filologiche e storiche, 1995). He is the editor (with Giovanni Filoramo) of: "Verus Israel: nuove prospettive sul giudeo-cristianesimo" (Brescia: Paideia, 2001).]
* [2005-] Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan, USA); [Gabriele Boccaccini, the fourth Editor-in-Chief of Henoch, is Professor of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Michigan. His publications include: "Middle Judaism: Jewish Thought, 200 BCE to 200 CE" (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991); "Portraits of Middle Judaism in Scholarship and Arts" (Turin: Zamorani, 2003); "Beyond the Essene Hypothesis" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998); "Roots of Rabbinic Judaism" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002). He is the founder and director of the Enoch Seminar, and the editor of: "The Origins of Enochic Judaism" (Turin: Zamorani, 2003); "Enoch and Qumran Origins" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005); "Il messia tra memoria e attesa" (Brescia: Morcelliana, 2005); "Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007).]


External links

* [ Journal Henoch website]
* [ Enoch Seminar website]
* [ Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls website]
* [ Primo Levi Center website]
* [ Revue Henoch (French Editorial Board) website]

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