Semester normally offered: Spring
An overview of the history of ancient Israel during the formative period of both Judaism and Christianity. It also provides a background to the Apocrypha and the New Testament. The course will use a combination of biblical, archaeological and historical data, emphasizing the distinct methodologies used in the study of each.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
By the end of the course, the student should be familiar with:
Four days of interactive field studies including a day to the Shephelah focusing on Hellenistic and Maccabean time periods, a day to the Judean Wilderness focusing on the Herodian Period, a two-day field trip to the Galilee focusing on the time of Jesus and the Second Jewish Revolt.