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In Frankfurt, On My Way to International Conference in Italy – July 7

I am writing this from the Frankfurt airport where I am waiting for my connection to Rome. I will be attending the 4th International Enoch Seminar in Camaldoli, Italy (Between Florence and Rome, near Arrezo), the first of four conferences I am attending in Europe between now and August 24.

The study of Second Temple Judaism has become more refined since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This conference takes a close look at a strand of Judaism that emerged out of the priestly circles and that lost its place at the Temple. It is called Enochic Judaism.It had a very precise solar calendar and rooted the rites of Judaism not in Moses but earlier int eh patriarchs. Most see the book of Jubilees as belonging to this wing of Judaism, which had contacts with the Essenes as well. It shoudl be an interesting four days, before I head off to do some filming for Day of Discovery on Paul’s arrival to Rome in Acts.

I am writing this from the Frankfurt airport where I am waiting for my connection to Rome. I will be attending the 4th International Enoch Seminar in Camaldoli, Italy (Between Florence and Rome, near Arrezo), the first of four conferences I am attending in Europe between now and August 24.

The study of Second Temple Judaism has become more refined since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This conference takes a close look at a strand of Judaism that emerged out of the priestly circles and that lost its place at the Temple. It is called Enochic Judaism.It had a very precise solar calendar and rooted the rites of Judaism not in Moses but earlier int eh patriarchs. Most see the book of Jubilees as belonging to this wing of Judaism, which had contacts with the Essenes as well. It shoudl be an interesting four days, before I head off to do some filming for Day of Discovery on Paul’s arrival to Rome in Acts.

I will try to keep you posted, although email will be erratic from some of the locales I will be visiting.