Semester normally offered: Fall
An overview of the historical background of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The focus is on the history of the land and the people of ancient Israel from their origin through the end of the Iron Age as seen within their Near Eastern environment. 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:
A one-day interactive field study focusing on areas of early Israel’s settlement such as Shiloh and Tel Qasile.