link Source: www.edx.org
date_range Starts on November 1, 2021
event_note Ends on March 31, 2022
list 12 sequences
assignment Level : Introductory
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
language Subtitles : Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese
card_giftcard 288 point
Logo My Mooc Business

Top companies choose Edflex to build in-demand career skills.

Get started
Users' reviews
-
starstarstarstarstar
0 reviews

Key Information

credit_card Free access
verified_user Fee-based Certificate
timer 36 hours in total

About the content

Join me for an introductory course on biblical archaeology of ancient Israel and Judah during the Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 BCE).

In this course, we will use cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary archaeological research to explore the fascinating field of archaeology, the history of this era, and it's "players"(e.g. Israel, Judah, Philistine, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Aram, Moab, Edom, ancient Egypt etc.).

Special focus will be given to complex relationship between archaeology, history and the bible, and how modern research interfaces between these different, and at times conflicting, sources. In particular, how can archaeology be used to understand the biblical text - and vice a versa.

The course will combine short video lectures with extensive illustrative materials, on-site discussions at relevant archaeological locations, display 3D images and discuss relevant archaeological finds.

In addition, it includes interviews with leading researchers in the field, both to discuss specific aspects, finds and sites, as well as to present different sides of debated issues.

  • How Archaeologists work
  • Recent archaeological discoveries and findings
  • The archaeology and history of ancient Israel and Judah
  • The meaning of Biblical Archaeology and its relationship with the Hebrew Bible
  • How to determine if archaeology - and biblical archaeology - is a potential career for you

more_horiz Read more
more_horiz Read less
dns

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction

  • What is Archaeology and what is Biblical Archaeology?
  • What time periods and areas will the course cover?
  • What is the relationship between archaeology and the Bible?
  • What is the "toolbox" of the modern archaeologist?
  • How does science impact modern biblical archaeology?
  • The Bronze Age background of biblical Israel and Judah.

Week 2: The early Iron Age

  • Who are the early Israelites?
  • How do we define them?
  • How, when, and where did the early Israelites appear?
  • How does the archaeological evidence for the appearance of early Israel compare to the biblical description?

Week 3: The First Kingdoms? A "United Monarchy" of David and Solomon?

  • Was there a "United Monarchy"?
    What does archaeology and the Bible tell us and how does this compare?
  • What are the historical and archaeological evidence of this kingdom and these figures?

Week 4: The Northern Kingdom of Israel: ca. 930-722 BCE

  • Historical sources on the Israelite Kingdom.
  • What is the archaeological evidence of the Israelite Kingdom?
  • The end of the Israelite Kingdom.

Week 5: The Southern Kingdom of Judah: ca. 930-586 BCE

  • Historical sources on the Judahite Kingdom.
  • What is the archaeological evidence of the Judahite Kingdom?
  • What is the relationship between the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel
  • The end of the Kingdom of Judah.

Week 6: Daily Life and Material Culture of Ancient Judah and Israel

  • Social structure in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Urban and rural life in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Food and drink in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Religion and cult in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Death and Burial in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Warfare in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Language, writing, and literacy in biblical Israel and Judah.

Week 7: Neighboring Cultures in the Iron Age II

  • Philistines
  • Phoenicians
  • Transjordanian peoples
  • Aram
  • Egypt
  • Mesopotamia

Week 8: Aftermath of Iron Age Israel and Judah and Course Epilogue

  • Judahite exiles in Mesopotamia and Egypt?
  • The Persian Period restoration (ca. 500-330 BCE).
  • What Archaeology contributes to the understanding of ancient Israel and Judah.
  • Insights on the relationship between Archaeology and the Biblical Texts.
  • What to do if you want to expand your knowledge and experience in Biblical Archaeology.
record_voice_over

Instructors

Aren Maeir
Professor
IsraelX

assistant

Platform

Edx

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with EdX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

You are the designer of this MOOC?
What is your opinion on this resource ?
Content
5/5
Platform
5/5
Animation
5/5