Welcome to Professor Bernard Levinson’s Academic Website. 
Bernard M. Levinson serves as Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Law at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible. His research focuses on biblical and cuneiform law, textual reinterpretation in the Second Temple period, and the relation of the Bible to Western intellectual history. His research interests also include constitutional theory, the history of interpretation, and literary approaches to biblical studies. The interdisciplinary significance of his work has been recognized with appointments to the Institute for Advanced Study; the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Berlin Institute for Advanced Study; and the National Humanities Center. Most recently, he spent the 2012–2013 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, where he co-directed an international research team on a project entitled “Convergence and Divergence in Pentateuchal Theory: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Israel, North America, and Europe.” This site provides information about Professor Levinson's publications, courses, and latest research. 

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Several of Prof. Levinson
s articles and chapters are available online at academia.edu and Social Science Research Network

        


News & Announcements
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May 25–29, 2014 
 "The Pentateuch within Biblical Literature: Formation and Interaction," an international conference co-organized by Jan Christian Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid, will take place at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem this May. For a full program, click here. For more information, visit http://ias.huji.ac.il/pentateuch.  

 
August 2013 -  Videos from the international conference "Convergence and Divergence in Pentateuchal Theory: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Israel, North America and Europe," are now available on YouTube. Click on the links below to view now. Visit the conference webpage for more information.