HJCS 491 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Section: 001 Archaeology of the Biblical World: The Middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age II
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will cover the Middle Bronze Age (roughly 2,000 B.C.E.) through the end of the Iron Age (sixth century B.C.E.) in Israel and the Biblical World. Students will be introduced to the archaeology of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Cyprus. The empires of Egypt, Assyria and the Hittites will also be covered. We will cover themes including the regeneration of complex society and urbanism, empire-building, and socio-political collapse. The emergence of new ethnic groups, such as the Philistines, Israelites, Phoenicians, and Aramaeans, will be examined as they prosper and collapse throughout the Iron Age. Early Israelite history from its beginnings to the Babylonian Exile will be examined within its respective biblical and ancient Near Eastern contexts.

HJCS 491 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1589832779
The quest for the historical Israel : debating archaeology and the history of early Israel : invited lectures delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005, Author: by Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar ; edited by Brian B. Schmidt., Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature 2007
ISBN: 030014007X
Archaeology of the land of the Bible., Author: by Amihai Mazar., Publisher: Yale University Press 2007
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