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Ancient Synagogue The First Thousand Years

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ISBN-10: 0300074751

ISBN-13: 9780300074758

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lee I. Levine

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This is a history of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period to the end of late antiquity. It traces its development from a communal institution to one which had a distinctively religious profile.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/9/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Preface
Chronology
Introduction
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
Later Antiquity
Late Roman Palestine (70-Fourth Century C.E.)
Byzantine Palestine
Diaspora Synagogues
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
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Source Index
Subject Index