BA (120 credit hour) Major in Religious Studies - Ancient Israel in Her Near Eastern Context RELS 2220   Ancient Israel in Her Near Eastern Context
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Students will become familiar with the broad outlines of ancient Israelite history with specific attention to Israel's relationship to her immediate neighbours and the major imperial powers from the 2nd millennium BCE to first century CE. This will entail an initial survey of biblical texts in order to lay an adequate understanding of ancient Israel's self-conception, followed by a detailed survey of Israel's interaction with other nations, including early Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, the Seleucid empire, and Rome.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

FORMAT COMMENTS: Lecture and seminar presentations
CROSS-LISTING: CLAS 2220.03/HIST 2520.03