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060021 VO Jewish Cultural History in the Ancient Period (2020W)


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Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This class is taught online by way of video-conferences. As software, I use Blackboard Collaborate. Access is easy via Moodle.

Wednesday 07.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

From the beginning until now, Jewish history and culture were and are characterized by exceptional achievements. This is all the more remarkable as the history of Judaism is also characterized by political and historical crises and the need to overcome them. To overcome such crises ancient Judaism developed the cornerstones of its thought and existence. In this lecture class, I will introduce you to the history, culture, and religon of ancient Judaism from its bronze age beginnings until the destruction of the Herodian temple and the Second Jewish war. During this period, Judaism developed social and religious concepts that influence modern cultures until today. Examples include the ideas of monotheism and a constitutional monarchy.

Assessment and permitted materials

A three-page essay on select topics.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Detailed knowledge of the history, culture, and religon of ancient Judaism

Examination topics

The history, culture, and religon of ancient Judaism

Reading list

K. Bringmann, Geschichte der Juden im Altertum, 2005
M.D. Coogan, The Oxford History of the Biblical World, 1998
J.H. Hayes/J.M. Miller (Hgg.), Israelite and Judaean History, 1977
O. Keel/C. Uehlinger, Göttinnen, Götter, Göttersymbole, 1995
P. Schäfer, Geschichte der Juden in der Antike, 2. ed., 2010

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