The Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years, Second Edition  -     By: Lee I. Levine
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The Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years, Second Edition

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"A massive and scholarly study of the evolving role of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period to late antiquity. A true feast of learning. An informed lay reader will appreciate this tome and will, at the very least, dip into certain chapters and topics,"---Library Journal. 99 black-and-white illustrations. 768 pages, softcover. Yale University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 768
Vendor: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0300106289
ISBN-13: 9780300106282
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In his comprehensive history of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period through Late Antiquity, Lee Levine traces the origins and development of this dynamic and revolutionary institution. This revised paperback edition reflects the latest information in the field and includes a wealth of recently published material ranging from excavation reports and monographs to articles appearing in edited volumes and scholarly journals.
Reviews of the first edition:
“Will undoubtedly remain for a long time the leading work of reference in the field.”—Stefan C. Reif, Times Literary Supplement
“Monumental.”—Martin S. Jaffee, Religious Studies Review
“A necessary read for any serious student of Judaism or Christianity in Late Antiquity.”—Christopher Beall, Journal of Jewish Studies
“A splendid and imposing achievement that crowns the career of an outstanding scholar.”—Morton I. Techer, Jerusalem Post
“[In] this handsome volume . . . [Levine] has provided us with the single best survey of all relevant historical, archaeological, architectural, and institutional issues related to one of the oldest surviving institutions of the world.”—Eckhard J. Schnabel, Trinity Journal

Author Bio

Lee I. Levine is Professor of Jewish History and Rev. Moses Bernard Lauterman Family Chair in Classical Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Editorial Reviews

“Will undoubtedly remain for a long time the leading work of reference in the field.”—Stefan C. Reif, Times Literary Supplement


“Monumental.”—Martin S. Jaffee, Religious Studies Review

“A necessary read for any serious student of Judaism or Christianity in Late Antiquity.”—Christopher Beall, Journal of Jewish Studies

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