The Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years, Second Edition

In his complete historical past of the synagogue from the Hellenistic interval via past due Antiquity, Lee Levine strains the origins and improvement of this dynamic and innovative establishment. This revised paperback variation displays the newest details within the box and encompasses a wealth of lately released fabric starting from excavation reviews and monographs to articles showing in edited volumes and scholarly journals.
Reviews of the 1st edition:
“Will unquestionably stay for a very long time the major paintings of reference within the field.”—Stefan C. Reif, Times Literary Supplement
“Monumental.”—Martin S. Jaffee, Religious stories Review
“A worthwhile learn for any critical scholar of Judaism or Christianity in past due Antiquity.”—Christopher Beall, Journal of Jewish Studies
“A ultimate and implementing success that crowns the profession of a very good scholar.”—Morton I. Techer, Jerusalem Post
“[In] this good-looking quantity . . . [Levine] has supplied us with the one top survey of all proper ancient, archaeological, architectural, and institutional matters on the topic of one of many oldest surviving associations of the world.”—Eckhard J. Schnabel, Trinity magazine

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Saller, moment Revised Catalogue of historic Synagogues; Chiat, guide of Synagogue structure; Z. Ilan, old Synagogues. sixteen. E. Stern, NEAEHL. 17. Hüttenmeister and Reeg, Antiken Synagogen. 18. Bar-Ilan college Responsa venture; Davka CD-ROM Judaic Classics Library. 19. those collections of essays contain: L. Levine, old Synagogues published; idem, Synagogue in past due Antiquity; Gutmann, Dura-Europos Synagogue; idem, Synagogue; idem, historic Synagogues; Z. Safrai, historical Synagogue; Oppenheimer et al. , Synagogues in Antiquity; Overman and MacLennan, Diaspora Jews and Judaism; Hachlili, historical Synagogues in Israel; Klil-Hahoresh, Synagogues; S. Elizur et al. , Knesset Ezra; Urman and Flesher, historical Synagogues; advantageous, Sacred Realm; idem, Jews Christians, and Polytheists; Kee and Cohick, Evolution of the Synagogue; Avery-Peck and Neusner, Judaism in past due Antiquity; Olsson and Zetterholm, historical Synagogue; Olsson et al. , Synagogue of historical Ostia; Tabory, Kenishta. 7276 Levine / the traditional SYNAGOGUE (Second version) / sheet 35 of 814 advent 17 raphy. As famous, a couple of very important corpora have seemed over the last two decades: Naveh’s choice of Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions, Roth-Gerson’s collections of Greek inscriptions from synagogues in Israel (1987) and Syria (2001),20 the volumes of Horbury and Noy on Egypt and Western Europe, Kroll and pass’ guides of the Sardis inscriptions,21 in addition to Kant’s dialogue of historic Jewish inscriptions in Greek and Latin. 22 such a lot lately, 3 volumes of Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis were released, protecting the provinces of japanese Europe, Asia Minor, Syria, and Cyprus. 23 eventually, new synagogue-related fields have emerged. Of cardinal value are the stories on old Jewish mysticism (Hekhalot literature). a few of these compositions include prayers and incantations exact (or nearly exact) to prayers recognized from synagogue liturgy. What the perfect courting was once among those mystical circles, the rabbis, and the particular synagogue prayers on the time is way from sure, yet a few type of connection turns out to have existed. one other very important field is Jewish magic. starting with the ebook of Sepher HaRazim in 1966 through Margalioth and carrying on with with the volumes via Naveh and Shaked (Amulets and Magical Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of overdue Antiquity, 1985; Magic Spells and Formulae: Aramaic Incantations of overdue Antiquity, 1993), the scholarly global has been awarded with a handy number of Jewish magical fabric from past due Antiquity. to those needs to be further the texts on magic from the Genizah of past due Antiquity edited by way of Schiffman and Swartz (Hebrew and Aramaic Incantation Texts from the Cairo Genizah, 1992). regardless of this prodigious show of analysis, every one of these reviews were directed to at least one or one other specific field of study: archaeology, liturgy, epigraphy, paintings heritage, and so on. so much are hugely really good, targeting a specific size of the synagogue or on a specific form of proof.

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