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060031 VO The Hellenistic Religious Reforms and the Maccabean War (2014W)

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 01.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 08.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 15.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 22.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 29.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 12.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 19.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 03.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 10.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 17.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 07.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 14.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 21.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 28.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Hellenistic Religious Reforms between 175(167) and 164 BCE mark one of the most threatening crises in the history of ancient Judaism. The Jerusalem Temple was converted into a Zeus sanctuary. Circumcision, to own a Torah scroll, to observe the sabbath and the Jewish cult were penalized with capital punishment. The Maccabean war ensued as a response to the Hellenistic Religious Reforms and led to the freed of Judah after centuries of foreign rule.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written or oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture class will analyze the causes, history, and consequences of both the Hellenistic Religious Reforms and the Maccebean war in their historical contexts.

Examination topics

Reading list

E. Bickerman, The God of the Maccabees: Studies on the Meaning and Origin of the Maccabean Revolt, Leiden 1979
K. Bringmann, Geschichte der Juden im Altertum, Stuttgart 2005
E. Haag, Das Hellenistische Zeitalter:Israel und die Bibel im 4. bis 1. Jahrhundert v. Z., Biblische Enzyklopädie 9, Stuttgart 2003
G. Vermes u.a., Emil Schürer The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, Bd. 1, 1973

Association in the course directory

BA: U1-411
MA: U2-411, U2-311

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