Prof. Lee Israel Levine


Research Interests: The ancient synagogue, Jewish art in antiquity, The history and archaeology of Jerusalem, The Patriarchate in Late Antiquity, Judaism and Hellenism, The Rabbinic Class in Roman Palestine.

Ongoing Projects:

Visual Judaism: Art, History, and Identity in Late Antiquity. The project attempts to explain the dramatic and extensive appearance of Jewish art in Late Antiquity (third–seventh centuries CE), particularly in light of the triumph of Christianity.