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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Riddle That Has Yet to be Solved

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 67 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction1m
Defeat and the Response to Defeat2m
The Oldest Reference to Israel9m
The Centers of Civilization5m
The Levant as a Land Bridge6m
Egypt's Presence in Canaan During the New Kingdom12m
The End of Egyptian Imperial Control6m
Map Module11m
Dever Interview8m
8 readings
Learning Outcomes & Recommended Works10m
Getting Started10m
Publication Offer from Professor Wright (Optional)10m
Websites10m
Course Maps10m
Biblical Timeline10m
Letter from the Instructor: Welcome to Module 110m
Module 1 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

The Rise and Fall

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 131 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Israel and Judah6m
Omride Dynasty10m
Fall of Israel7m
The Kingdom of Judah7m
Fall of Judah7m
Younger Interview12m
Darby Interview11m
Vaughn Interview13m
Biblical Narrative: Building a History9m
Israel in Canaan8m
The Rise of the Kingdoms6m
Exploring the Material Culture8m
The Nature of the Kingdoms9m
Office Hours Modules 1-210m
3 readings
Letter from the Instructor: Welcome to Module 210m
About the Supplemental Videos10m
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

The Making of the Bible as a Response to Defeat

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 125 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Part 1: Judah After the Babylonian Conquest7m
Part 2: Factors Leading to Depopulation9m
A Judahite Community in Egypt9m
Judahite Communities in Babylon10m
The Return to Zion8m
Introduction to the Biblical Project3m
From the Bible to the Sumerian King List7m
Analyzing a Biblical Text: Genesis 266m
A Closer Look at Genesis 2613m
Interweaving Sources5m
Compositional Theories5m
Division of the Books: Organizing a History8m
Doctoral Student Aubrey Buster13m
Epigrapher and Professor Christopher A. Rollston15m
6 readings
Letter from the Instructor: Welcome to Module 310m
Module 3 Readings10m
Genesis 2510m
Genesis 2610m
Genesis 2710m
Genesis 2810m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Reinventing the Hero

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 78 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
The Biblical Authors Reinvent the Hero7m
Commemorating the Fallen Soldiers5m
The Glorified Death of the Fallen Warrior8m
The Bible’s Treatment of Heroic Death6m
Death in the Bible7m
Biblical Law Codes and Procreation7m
The Preservation of the People6m
Interview with Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Part 110m
Interview with Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Part 26m
Interview with Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Part 310m
Conclusion40s
2 readings
Letter from the Instructor: Welcome to Module 410m
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 430m

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