Thursday, November 29, 2018

Starting Next Week: MOOC: Biblical Archaeology: The archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah, Aren Maeir

[First posted in AWOL 16 September 2018, updates 29 November 2018]

Biblical Archaeology: The archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah, Aren Maeir
Join me for an introductory course on biblical archaeology of ancient Israel and Judah during the Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 BCE). 

In this course, we will use cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary archaeological research to explore the fascinating field of archaeology, the history of this era, and it’s “players”(e.g. Israel, Judah, Philistine, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Aram, Moab, Edom, ancient Egypt etc.).

Special focus will be given to complex relationship between archaeology, history and the bible, and how modern research interfaces between these different, and at times conflicting, sources. In particular, how can archaeology be used to understand the biblical text – and vice a versa.

The course will combine short video lectures with extensive illustrative materials, on-site discussions at relevant archaeological locations, display 3D images and discuss relevant archaeological finds.

In addition, it includes interviews with leading researchers in the field, both to discuss specific aspects, finds and sites, as well as to present different sides of debated issues.

What you'll learn

  • How Archaeologists work
  • Recent archaeological discoveries and findings
  • The archaeology and history of ancient Israel and Judah
  • The meaning of Biblical Archaeology and its relationship with the Hebrew Bible
  • How to determine if archaeology - and biblical archaeology - is a potential career for you

  • Length:
     8 weeks
  • Effort: 3 to 4 hours per week
  • Price: FREE 
    Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD
  • Institution: IsraelX
  • Subject: History
  • Level: Introductory
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English

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