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War and Peace in the Hebrew Bible and its Environment

JUDS 0670 S01 [CRN: 16372]

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.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
09:00 - 10:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
02