JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 Jewish Art and Architecture during the Second Temple, Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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May be elected three times for credit.
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This course focuses on a number of topics, the first of which is the construction works of Herod the Great in Masada, Caesarea, Herodion, Jericho and Jerusalem. We will discuss Herod's sources of inspirations as well as the innovations he introduced into the architecture of Judaea. In addition, Jewish art, burial customs, and miqvaot (ritual baths) will be addressed. Attention will also be paid to the epigraphical and literary sources regarding Second Temple-period Judaea.

Secondly, we shall examine the development and changes in the art and architecture of synagogues during the above-mentioned time periods. We will pay particular attention to the decorative mosaic flooring found in many synagogues, some featuring the zodiac design and Helios. Burial practices will also be discussed, as well a number of inscriptions and related literary sources.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Sociology 410.001
003 (SEM)
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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