REL 464 - The Inter-Testamental Era




The following information is provided as a general guide for the students of REL 464.
If the schedule needs to be adjusted, students will be informed at the appropriate time.

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Week Topics
Week 1 Introduction to the Course
The Last Years of the Kingdom of Judah
Week 2 The Babylonian Exile, Daniel
Week 3 Ezra, Nehemiah : Restoration and Reform
Week 4 Persia
Week 5 The Greek-Persian Wars, Esther
Week 6
Alexander the Great
Week 7
Ptolemies and Seleucids, The Maccabees, The Hasmoneans
Week 8
Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
Mid Term Exam / Papers
Week 9 Phoenicia, Carthage and Rome
Week 10 the Punic Wars
Week 11 Julius Caesar, Marc Anthony, Cleopatra VII, the Roman occupation of Israel
Week 12 Herod, Pharisees, Saduccees, Essenes, Zealots
Week 13 The Roman Empire and the Roman Emperors
Week 14 Jewish Revolts, Josephus, Rabbinic Judaism, the Early Church, the Canon of Scripture
Week 15 The Pseudepigrapha and other non-canonical literature
Week 16 Final Exam Week
Final Exam / Papers and any late assignments

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