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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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300106282
ISBN-10: 0300106289
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 41mm)
Pages: 816
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lee I. Levine

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

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