Universität Wien FIND

060021 VO Jewish Cultural History in the Ancient Period (2022W)



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Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 13.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 20.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 27.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 03.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 10.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 17.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 24.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 01.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 15.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 12.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 19.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Thursday 26.01. 15:00 - 17:00 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
E. Zenger et al., Einleitung in das Alte Testament, 7. ed.., 1995

Association in the course directory

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