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Levi

(lē`vī), in the Bible. 1 Son of Jacob and Leah and eponymous ancestor of the Levites. His name appears infrequently—at his birth, when he and Simeon massacred the Shechemites out of revenge, when Jacob migrated to Egypt, and finally when he is named in the prophecy of his father. 2 See Matthew, SaintMatthew, Saint,
in the New Testament, one of the Twelve Apostles. Also called Levi, he was a publican (tax collector) from Capernaum. Since the 2d cent. the first Gospel (see Matthew, Gospel according to) has been attributed to him, but the attribution is almost certainly
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. 3, 4 Names in the Gospel genealogy.

Levi

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1. Carlo. 1902--75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
2. Primo . 1919--87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide

Levi

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1. Old Testament
a. the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
b. the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21--24)
2. New Testament another name for Matthew (the apostle)
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Levi said the shooter chased him out of the house where he'd jumped into the pick-up truck.
She brings together Levi's statements on the inherent difficulties of translating and also of being translated, and then relates these remarks to the challenge Levi and all survivors of trauma face when they try to convey their nearly untranslatable experiences to the rest of us.
It is a fascinating work because the world is vast and mysterious, because human life is complex and unpredictable, and because facts are beautiful--a view shared by Levi and Thomson.
Erasmus' works thus constitute a great leap forward for the humanist ideology Levi proposes.
Basking in all of this white nostalgia, Levi Strauss & Company was looking the wrong way when black and brown youth turned the fashion world on its head.
PHOTO : Louis Schwartzberg, director, captures the action at Levi Strauss facility, Edmonton,
The reference to Amery is haunting, for Levi threw himself into the well of the four-story spiral staircase in his apartment building last April.
Levi moves from a static common sense to a more complex world view based on a series of open questions on the meaning of life.
A bibliography is included but is incomplete, ironically where Levi is concerned.
In a brief coda, Levi D'Ancona suggests that Botticelli's Birth of Venus also alludes to a Medici birth, that of Margerita e Romola de' Medici.
Anissimov focuses her attention on various topics for each period of Levi's life: the Jewish roots of the Levi family and yet the immediate family's "distance" from a truly religious consciousness; the father's position and then Levi's own with regard to Fascism; Levi's internalization of his complex of sexual inferiority as an expression of racial difference; his passion for science, specifically chemistry; his almost "sudden," although "belated" rise to political consciousness until the tragedy of Levi's capture and then his deportation to the camps of Fossoli di Carpi and Auschwitz.