Biblical Israel and Judah: The Archaeology and History of Israel during the Iron Age
• Weeks: 3-4
• Credit: 4
• Lecturer: Prof. Israel Finkelstein
The course confronts the archaeological finds, the biblical text and ancient Near Eastern records in an attempt to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel. It covers the Iron Age I-II. It deals with specific sites as well as
broad phenomena related to biblical history.
The Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel during the Exilic and Post-Exilic periods
• Weeks: 5-6
• Credit: 4
• Lecturer: Prof. Oded Lipschits
The aim of this course is to analyze the archaeology of Judah between the late 7th and 4th centuries BCE as a tool for understanding the history of the land from the period when Judah was a Babylonian vassal kingdom, to the period when it was a Babylonian province (the “Exilic period”), through to the period when it was a Persian (Achaemenid) province (the period of “Return,” the time of Ezra and Nehemiah). Lectures will include discussions of the methodology of historical reconstruction of the biblical periods using biblical and other historical sources, as well as ways to combine archaeological material in the historical discussion.
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- Archaeologists From Tel Aviv… (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)