Course Descriptions

HIST 5/335 Ancient Egypt and the Biblical World - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered:

Course Description

Offered as an introduction to ancient Egypt, this course surveys Egypt's history and culture from the Predynastic Period (4th millennium B.C.) through the Ptolemaic Period (30 B.C.). Particular emphasis will be placed on the connection of Egypt with the land of Canaan and Israel, as well as on the connection of persons and events mentioned in the Bible with ancient Egypt. 

Course Equivalencies

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:


  • gain a reasonably complete understanding of the history, chronology, and geography of ancient Egypt;
  • gain an introductory understanding of the culture of ancient Egypt (society, government, religion, literature, the arts and everyday life); and
  • appreciate of the role of Egypt in the biblical story, and of the role of the lands of Canaan and Israel in ancient Egyptian history.

Field Study

*Note that field studies are not included for JUC Online courses.