Fall 2012 Ancient Israel
Religion, as RELI-263
Formerly listed as: RELI-21
Course (Guest Accessible) Faculty Susan Niditch (Section 01) Description
This course explores the culture and history of the ancient Israelites through a close examination of the Hebrew Bible in its wider ancient Near Eastern context. A master-work of great complexity revealing many voices and many periods, the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament is a collection of traditional literature of various genres including prose and poetry, law, narrative, ritual texts, sayings, and other forms. We seek to understand the varying ways Israelites understood and defined themselves in relation to their ancestors, their ancient Near Eastern neighbors, and their God.
Fall semester. Professor Niditch.
Cost: None ? Course times and locations RELI 263 - L/D Section 01 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 204 W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 204 F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 204 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780060786847 The HarperCollins study Bible San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2006 general editor: Wayne A. Meeks; associate editors: Jouette M. Bassler...; with the Society of Biblical literature Amherst Books $32.99
9780195091281 Ancient Israelite religion New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. Susan Niditch Amherst Books $24.95
9780195139372 The Oxford history of the biblical world New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. edited by Michael D. Coogan Amherst Books $19.95
9780199538362 Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Oxford University Press, USA Stephanie Dalley (Translator) Amherst Books $13.95
9780664221485 Life in biblical Israel Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2001. Philip J. King, Lawrence E. Stager Amherst Books $50.00
9780664241841 Stories from ancient Canaan Philadelphia : Westminster Press, c1978. edited and translated by Michael David Coogan Amherst Books $20.00
9780801810114 Covenant Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, . [by] Delbert R. Hillers Amherst Books $25.00
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