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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Fall 2007

R S 354D • The Bible and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45590 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
RLM 7.104
LIEBOWITZ, H

Course Description

This course will study 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.

Grading Policy

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