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

Fall 2005

J S 361 • Rome and Jerusalem

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40805 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 220
Liebowitz

Course Description

An in-depth study of Jewish life in the land of Israel during the first 500 years of the Common Era, designed to enrtich our understanding of Rabbinic and New Testament literature. The course will deal with society and social structure, religion, subsistence, education and daily routine. We will compare and contrast Roman matrial culture and values with that of the populations of Judea.

Grading Policy

3 in-class quizzes:30%; 45%; 25%.

Texts

Lee Levine, The Galilee in Late Antiquity. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. New York. 1997.

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