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DR1091: HISTORY AND RELIGION OF ANCIENT ISRAEL (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course discusses the issues involved in reconstructing the history and religions of ancient Israel and Judah. It provides an overview of the history and religions of Ancient Israel and Judah, as portrayed in the Hebrew Bible, as illustrated by archaeological findings, and as understood within their larger Ancient Near Eastern context. It further teaches the students how to evaluate critically these portrayals and, as a result, how to reach independent and informed interpretations of the Biblical text.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course discusses the issues involved in reconstructing the history and religions of ancient Israel and Judah.  

The basic aim of this course is to provide an overview of the history and religions of Ancient Israel and Judah, as portrayed in the Hebrew Bible, as illustrated by archaeological findings, and as understood within their larger Ancient Near Eastern context. This course further seeks to teach the students how to critically evaluate these portrayals and, as a result, how to reach independent and informed interpretations of the Biblical text


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One essay of 1500 words (25%), 1 one-hour written examination (50%) and mid term test (25%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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