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MOOC: Biblical Archaeology: The archaeology of ancient Israel and Judah

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Biblical Archaeology: The archaeology of ancient Israel and Judah

Join me as I share with you my passion for archaeological discovery and learn about the exciting methods of modern archaeology. Explore how archaeology illuminates biblical Israel and Judah, and the archaeological finds relate to the bible.

Aren Maeir
Professor
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Week 1: Introduction

  • What is Archaeology and what is Biblical Archaeology?
  • What time periods and areas will the course cover?
  • What is the relationship between archaeology and the Bible?
  • What is the "toolbox" of the modern archaeologist?
  • How does science impact modern biblical archaeology?
  • The Bronze Age background of biblical Israel and Judah.

Week 2: The early Iron Age

  • Who are the early Israelites?
  • How do we define them?
  • How, when, and where did the early Israelites appear?
  • How does the archaeological evidence for the appearance of early Israel compare to the biblical description?

Week 3: The First Kingdoms? A "United Monarchy" of David and Solomon?

  • Was there a "United Monarchy"?
    What does archaeology and the Bible tell us and how does this compare?
  • What are the historical and archaeological evidence of this kingdom and these figures?

Week 4: The Northern Kingdom of Israel: ca. 930-722 BCE

  • Historical sources on the Israelite Kingdom.
  • What is the archaeological evidence of the Israelite Kingdom?
  • The end of the Israelite Kingdom.

Week 5: The Southern Kingdom of Judah: ca. 930-586 BCE

  • Historical sources on the Judahite Kingdom.
  • What is the archaeological evidence of the Judahite Kingdom?
  • What is the relationship between the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel
  • The end of the Kingdom of Judah.

Week 6: Daily Life and Material Culture of Ancient Judah and Israel

  • Social structure in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Urban and rural life in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Food and drink in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Religion and cult in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Death and Burial in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Warfare in biblical Israel and Judah.
  • Language, writing, and literacy in biblical Israel and Judah.

Week 7: Neighboring Cultures in the Iron Age II

  • Philistines
  • Phoenicians
  • Transjordanian peoples
  • Aram
  • Egypt
  • Mesopotamia

Week 8: Aftermath of Iron Age Israel and Judah and Course Epilogue

  • Judahite exiles in Mesopotamia and Egypt?
  • The Persian Period restoration (ca. 500-330 BCE).
  • What Archaeology contributes to the understanding of ancient Israel and Judah.
  • Insights on the relationship between Archaeology and the Biblical Texts.
  • What to do if you want to expand your knowledge and experience in Biblical Archaeology.

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