REL 433 - Biblical Archaeology
The following information is provided as a general guide for the students of REL 433
If the schedule needs to be adjusted, students will be informed at the appropriate time
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||Introduction to the Course
Geography of the Middle East - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, and Jordan
Geography of Greece and Italy
The influence of geography on the development of cultures
Mazar, p. 1-10, "the Geographic Setting", "The Tell and the Ruin"
||The archaeological dig
Settlements, Stratigraphy and Chronology
Mazar, p.21-30, "Stratigraphy", "Excavation Methods", "Chronology and Archaeological Periods"
||History of Archaeology
Mazar, p. 10-21, "History of the Research"
||Problems and Pitfalls in Archaeology
||Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods
The Neolithic Period
Mazar, chapter 2 "The First Agricultural Communities"
||The Chalcolithic Period
Early Bronze Age
Mazar, chapter 3 "Innovative Communities"
Mazar, chapter 4 "The Emergence of Cities"
||Early Bronze - Middle Bronze transition
Mazar, chapter 5 "An Interlude"
Mazar, chapter 6 "Mighty Canaanite City-States"
Bible : Genesis, chapters 12-36
||The Late Bronze Age
Mazar, chapter 7 "Egyptian Domination"
Bible : Genesis, chapters 37-50
||Iron Age I
Mazar, chapter 8 "The Days of the Judges"
Bible : Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel chapters 1-8
||Iron Age IIA
Iron Age IIB-C
Mazar, chapter 9 "The United Monarchy"
Mazar, chapter 10 "The Divided Monarchy"
Bible : I Samuel, chapters 9-31 & II Samuel & I Kings, chapters 1-11
|| Mazar, chapter 11 "The Israelite Material Culture"
||The Assyrian, Babylonian & Persian Periods
Mazar, chapter 12 "Israel's Neighbors"
Bible : I Kings, chapters 12-22, & II Kings
||Alexander the Great
The Hellenistic Period
The Herodian dynasty
||The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Jewish Revolts
The World of the New Testament
Two Term Papers
All remaining assignments should be completed and submitted before midnight, Wednesday of Finals Week
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