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Fall 2006

MES 320 • The Bible and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42830 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
RAS 213
Harold Liebowitz

Course Description

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 to destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, and Quizz 1 30% Quizz 2 45% 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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