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Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D.

Professor Amy-Jill Levine
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Duke University
The study of the Bible is a simply marvelous endeavor, and each time it’s approached, students will see new things. I’m continuing to see new things.

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Levine earned her B.A. with high honors in English and Religion at Smith College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. Professor Levine's numerous books, articles, and essays address such topics as Second-Temple Judaism, Christian origins, Jewish-Christian relations, and biblical women. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. A widely sought-after speaker and favorite at the Chautauqua Institution, she has given hundreds of talks on biblical topics to both academic and nonacademic audiences, including church, synagogue, and community groups throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her awards include grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Testimonials

"Professor Levine has a very personable way of teaching, and it is very fun to listen to her talk about stories and characters from the Old Testament."

 

"Professor Amy-Jill Levine brings the people and events of the Old Testament to life while deftly explaining the technical nuances of form and text criticism and other tools of Biblical analysis."

 

"Professor Levine is insightful and provocative in her presentation. She doesn't hesitate to interpret passages in the Old Testament & characters therein from the perspective of her continuing maturity in her ongoing research & education."

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21 Courses and Sets

  1. Old Testament Sale

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  2. Great Figures of the New Testament

    Great Figures of the New Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters in the New Testament. Perhaps the best part of this compelling lecture series on the New Testament's most colorful characters is that you will gain a feeling for why these individuals remain dynamic, summoning...
  3. (Set) Old Testament & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Old Testament & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $61.90 $124.90 $61.90$124.90
    Discover new ways to look at the Hebrew and Christian Bibles with two expert religious scholars. The Old Testament probes the content of the Hebrew Bible's various books and various debates over their meaning. The New Testament draws on modern scholarship, recent archaeological evidence, and literary analysis to trace the history of the Christian Bible and the early Christian community.
  4. (Set) Holy Land Revealed & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) Holy Land Revealed & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Take a trip back in time to the origins of the Judeo-Christian tradition with this two-course set. In The Holy Land Revealed, you'll relive and encounter life in the ancient Holy Land through archaeological sites, ruins, artifacts, texts, and more. And in The Old Testament, you'll find out what this religious text reveals about the history, faith, and literature of ancient Israel.
  5. (Set)  Great World Religions & Old Testament Set

    (Set) Great World Religions & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $579.70 Starting at $579.70 $1,254.70 $579.70$1,254.70
  6. (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature; Old Testament; & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$884.85
    This three-course set is your guide to the wealth of insights and hidden layers of meaning contained in the Bible. Biblical Wisdom Literature takes you deep inside the enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. The Old Testament and The New Testament strengthen your appreciation of what these two texts say and their enormous impact on Western civilization.
  7. (Set) Great Figures of the New Testament/Historical Jesus  Set

    (Set) Great Figures of the New Testament/Historical Jesus

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  8. (Set) Old Testament & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set

    (Set) Old Testament & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  9. (Set) Book of Genesis & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) Book of Genesis & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  10. (Set) Old Testament & The Catholic Church: A History  Set

    (Set) Old Testament & The Catholic Church: A History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Glean new insights about the Old Testament and the Catholic Church with this engaging course set that pairs two of our popular religion courses. First, in The Old Testament, probe the contents of these biblical books, explore debates over their meaning, survey the critical methods used to interpret them, and much more. And in The Catholic Church: A History, follow the development of this powerful religious force...
  11. (Set) The World of Biblical Israel & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) The World of Biblical Israel & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Get profound insights into the history, religion, literature, and daily life of ancient Israel through the writings of the Hebrew scriptures as interpreted by two award-winning professors. In The World of Biblical Israel, Professor Cynthia R. Chapman takes you on a journey through ancient Israel to introduce you to its everyday life, people, challenges, and triumphs. And in The Old Testament, Professor...
  12. (Set) Apostle Paul/Great Figures of New Testament Set

    (Set) Apostle Paul/Great Figures of New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  13. (Set)  Foundations of Western Civilization & Old Testament Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  14. (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $389.85 Starting at $389.85 $764.85 $389.85$764.85
    Uncover a wealth of new insights into the meaning and importance of the Hebrew and Christian bibles with this three-course set. In The Book of Genesis, complete your understanding of the powerful and elegantly written first book of the Old Testament. Then, probe the content, meaning, and historical and religious significance of both the Hebrew and Christian bibles with The Old Testament and The New Testament.
  15. (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses Set

    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,299.45 Starting at $1,299.45 $2,649.45 $1,299.45$2,649.45
    This in-depth course set takes you deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world and illuminates your understanding of five major faiths. Introduction to the Study of Religion provides a vibrant first look at the discipline known as religious studies, while Great World Religions, 2nd Edition investigates the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Judaism, Christianity,...
  16. (Set) Understanding the Bible  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $589.80 Starting at $589.80 $1,139.80 $589.80$1,139.80
  17. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    What can you learn about the formative years of Judaism and Christianity from ancient written works? Discover the illuminating answer in this course set delivered by two expert religion scholars. First, get a comprehensive, 24-lecture introduction to the unique series of archaeological documents that have irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice in The Dead...
  18. (Set) New Testament & Great Figures of the New Testament  Set

    (Set) New Testament & Great Figures of the New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Improve your biblical literacy and rediscover the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. The New Testament reveals what historical research can tell us about the form, authors, and original audiences of this great work. Great Figures of the New Testament presents vivid portraits of biblical individuals, including Jesus, Lazarus, John the Baptist, Mary, and Martha.
  19. (Set)  Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & Old Testament Set

    (Set) Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  20. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Is it possible to shape a single picture of Jesus from the accounts of his life given us by the Gospels? Explore this illuminating question and others in Jesus and the Gospels. Then, shed new light on the various meanings of the Hebrew Bible in Old Testament.
  21. (Set)  Sacred Texts of the World & Old Testament Set

    (Set) Sacred Texts of the World & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90