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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Fall 2008

J S 364 • 3-The Bible and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40865 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
RLM 5.104
Liebowitz, H

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only 1 of the following may be counted: J S 361 (Topic 3), 364 (Topic 3), MEL 341 (Topic 1), R S 361 (Topic 14).

This course will provide a study of the uses of the Bible for reconstruction of Biblical History. Following an introduction to the history and literature of the Hebrew Bible, lectures will be given on Biblical translations, the discovery and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the question of authorship. Following these introductory topics we will study the major historical events of the Biblical period, utilizing Biblical and extra-Biblical evidence. The periods to be studied extend from the Patriarchal period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE to the period of the Restoration

Grading Policy

3 quizzes: 1- 30%, 2- 45%, 3- 25%

Texts

J. Bright, A History of Israel J. Miller and J. Hayes, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah

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