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The ancient synagogue : the first thousand years

Author: Lee I Levine
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee I Levine
ISBN: 0300106289 9780300106282
OCLC Number: 63149609
Description: xvi, 796 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: The historical development of the synagogue (the second temple period) --
Origins --
Pre-70 Judaea --
The pre-70 diaspora --
The second temple synagogue --
its role and functions --
(Late antiquity), Late Roman Palestine (70-Fourth century C.E.) --
Byzantine Palestine --
Diaspora synagogues --
Part II: The synagogue as an institution --
The building --
The communal dimension --
Leadership --
The patriarch (Nasi) and the synagogue --
The sages and the synagogue --
Women in the synagogue --
Priests --
Liturgy --
Iconography : the limits of interpretation --
Diachronic and synchronic dimensions --
the synagogue in context --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Lee I. Levine.

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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. - Publisher.

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"A necessary read for any serious student of Judaism or Christianity in Late Antiquity."-Christopher Beall, Journal of Jewish Studies "Monumental."-Martin S. Jaffee, Religious Studies Review "Will Read more...

 
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