War and Peace in the Hebrew Bible and its Environment

JUDS 0670 S01 [CRN: 25653]

An examination of the role of war and peace in the Hebrew Bible and in texts and art of ancient Israel’s neighbors. Topics include divine beings, war and peace-making; peace treaties; explaining defeat and victory; ideologies of warfare; the treatment of prisoners, corpses and captured bones; the warrior as masculine ideal; civil war and coups; treaty obligations; ritual dimensions of war and peace (e.g., mourning, animal sacrifice, child sacrifice, divination, memorializing war); visual representations of war as propaganda; the idea of a future, eschatological war between the forces of good and the forces of evil. No prerequisites. WRIT.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
10 (May 12, 2014 2:00pm)