Ancient Israel

1. Summary
You may think you know ancient Israel quite well, or you may be sure you know nothing. In either case, this course is designed to make the acquaintance from scratch. My ancient Israel is strange, sometimes shocking, diverse, and mostly hidden. It can be approached from archaeology and non-biblical writing as well as from the Bible as its most famous artifact. I am a biblical scholar and student of ancient literature, so this class will lean toward what is written, embracing the Bible as a source. In a broadly chronological framework, we will ask what I hope to be unfamiliar questions, trying to get you to see things you had not considered before. The course assumes no prior knowledge, and all knowledge is built from the ground up based on “primary evidence,” the actual material from the ancient world – including the Bible. Every full-class meeting will involve conversation in response to some piece of primary evidence, with expectation that students have as much right as any scholar to figure out who these people are for themselves.

2. Colleges
  1. Ancient IsraelVideo Afspelen
  2. Where to Begin: Israel in the Bible and Without itVideo Afspelen
  3. Israel's RootsVideo Afspelen
  4. Another World Out ThereVideo Afspelen
  5. What to do with GenesisVideo Afspelen
  6. God and UsVideo Afspelen
  7. What to do with the BibleVideo Afspelen
  8. Israel ArrivesVideo Afspelen
  9. The Good Life: No Sovereign in SiteVideo Afspelen
  10. Women and PowerVideo Afspelen
  11. And then there were KingsVideo Afspelen
  12. Love and MarriageVideo Afspelen
  13. Archaeology's 10th Century SolutionVideo Afspelen
  14. Israel and Judah: The Period of Two KingdomsVideo Afspelen
  15. The House of DavidVideo Afspelen
  16. How the Other Side Lives (or, Israel in the East)Video Afspelen
  17. What if God was MarriedVideo Afspelen
  18. Judah AloneVideo Afspelen
  19. Yellow Journalism and Purple Prose: Writing Like a ProphetVideo Afspelen
  20. Judah the Ideal and the End of JudahVideo Afspelen
  21. Empires, in the Biblical ContextVideo Afspelen
  22. Judah's BibleVideo Afspelen
  23. A World with One Power: The Impact of EmpireVideo Afspelen
  24. Away from Home: Jewish Refugees and ResettlementVideo Afspelen
  25. When You Talk About SexVideo Afspelen
  26. We Need a Bible, Don't We? The Work of the Early Jewish CommunityVideo Afspelen
  27. Ancient Hebrew PsychologyVideo Afspelen

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Institution:  New York University (Verenigde Staten)
Subject:  Hebrew and Judaic Studies
College type(s):  • Universiteit
Study year:  2011-2012
Year recorded:  2011
Teacher:  Professor Daniel Fleming
Language:  Engels
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