Course Descriptions

HIST 6/470 Iconographic Art in Judaism and Early Christianity - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered: Alternate Spring Semesters

Course Description

A study of the art of Judaism and early Christianity in the centuries following the Second Temple Period that expresses biblical and theological themes.

Course Equivalencies

This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:

  • History
  • Bible Backgrounds
  • Jewish Studies
  • Early Christianity
  • Art History

Course Objectives

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

  • identify and describe characteristics of early Jewish and Christian art;
  • understand the theological conversation between Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity that expressed itself in iconographic art forms; and
  • describe models of interaction that took place between Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.

Field Study

A half-day field study to the Israel Museum.