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Posts by Lena

The Roman Army Want You!

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The Roman Army Want You! 0671-2459-01 Dr. Guy Stiebel The course will be devoted to the study of the Roman army, most notably in the Roman East as it emerges from the archaeological and historical sources. We will examine the various forces that comprise the Roman army and their equipment. Themes, such as the daily routine and the conduct in battle, will be discussed as well the enemies of Rome and relations between the oppressor the native population in Roman Judaea will be further explore. Spring Semester    TUE...

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Early ‘Israelite’ Religion – An Archaeological Perspective

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Early ‘Israelite’ Religion – An Archaeological Perspective 1671-4083 Shua Kisilevitz Traditionally, the study of early ‘Israelite’ religion has primarily centered on the biblical accounts, which are laced with later additions and religious agenda, and remain heavily debated among scholars. This eventuality is a combination of the everlasting popularity of religious studies, and the paucity of contextualized cultic finds unearthed in the region. However, with the recent discovery of an Iron IIA temple at Moẓa, less than 7 kilometers from ancient Jerusalem, complete...

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Judah in the Persian Period and the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah as a Historical Source

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Judah in the Persian Period and the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah as a Historical Source 1671-4082-01 Prof. Oded Lipschits The seminar will focus on one biblical-historiographical source – the Book of Ezra and Nehemiah, which usually considered by scholars as the most important source for reconstructing the history of the days of the Return. The discussion in the seminar will be focused on the structure of the book, its composition and the history of its creation, and in the different views in the research regarding its credibility as a historical source. Further on, we will consider the...

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The Geopolitical Landscape of Northern Canaan in the Late Bronze Age

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The Geopolitical Landscape of Northern Canaan in the Late Bronze Age 1671-4080 Dr. Mario A.S. Martin During the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500–1130 BCE) the northern regions of the land of Israel functioned as a buffer zone between the great empires—Egypt in the south and the Mitanni and subsequently the Hittites in the north. The political reality of the Canaanite city states was a blend of foreign influence, hegemony and occupation, diplomatic alliances and an ongoing fight for independence. The geographical landscape of this area was diversified, shaping economic subsistence, strategic...

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The Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel tThroughout the Periods: Late Persian and Hellenistic Periods

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The Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel Throughout the Periods: Late Persian and Hellenistic Periods 1671-4046-01 Dr. Meir Edrey This part of the course will introduce you to the archaeology of the Southern Levant during the classical periods. Throughout the course, we will learn basic concepts of classical archaeology and examine the material culture of the Persian and Hellenistic periods through a survey of notable sites in the southern Levant. Spring Semester  03/05/18-07/06/18      THU...

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