Problems in Israelite History

JUDS 1635 S01 [CRN: 15153]

Topics of recent and current debate among specialists in the field of Israelite history. Problems include (1) the historicity of the patriarchs and matriarchs; (2) the historical evidence relevant to the question of an exodus; (3) the nature of Israel's settlement in Canaan; (4) the 10th century, era of empire or literary fiction? (5) the land of Judah after the Babylonian conquest. Enrollment limited to 20.
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017