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Israel in the Ancient Near East: An Archaeological Perspective (6 points)


Leader: Vincent Clark

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit focuses upon the development of Israel within a Near Eastern context during the Late Bronze Age and Iron Ages, c.1300-500BCE. It involves a study of the historical and biblical framework within which ancient Israel was formed, its cultural evolution as documented by the archaeological record, and a study of the significance of its geographical location upon both its history and culture. A feature of the subject is a comparison of the biblical and archaeological records.

Assessment: Document Analysis (500 words): 10% + Essay (2500 words): 55% + Examination (1500 words, 1.5 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week over ten weeks

Prerequisites: A first year sequence in Archaeology or permission

Prohibitions: ARY3250

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