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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


JWST 41.03 Cities of the Biblical World

This course will study some of the cosmopolitan centers where Jews interacted with other peoples of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, where Jewish identity was first formulated, and where early Jewish history unfolded. It was in antiquity that the Jewish people's special, complex, and often problematical relationship to place first took shape. We will explore this issue in light of archaeological materials distributed over a wide geographical and chronological range, from Jerusalem - the first capital of the Israelites - to Ninevah and Babylon, to powerful centers of the Roman world such as Sepphoris in the Galilee and the port at Caesarea.

Instructor

Kangas

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Offered

W18: 10