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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to geopolitics and geography of the Ancient Near East

3 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 128 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
Welcome1m
The Babylonian Period9m
The Early Persian Period2m
Modern Scholarship2m
Course Overview2m
Geopolitical Background7m
The outcome of the Assyrian conquest and the Geopolitical situation in the Levant11m
Fall of Assyria (A)13m
Fall of Assyria (B)11m
Rise of Neo-Babylonian Empire9m
Babylonian chronicles11m
Babylonian-Egyptian struggle12m
Summary of part 12m
Rise of The Egyptian 26th Dynasty (Optional)18m
The Rise of Judah (Optional)10m
1 reading
Recommended reading for Week 110m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Judah Under Babylonian Rule

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Babylonian conquest of Hattu-land (A)12m
Babylonian conquest of Hattu-land (B)8m
Babylonian conquest of Judah8m
Jehoiakim’s revolt (A)10m
Jehoiakim’s revolt (B)11m
Babylonian arrangements13m
1 reading
Recommended Reading Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Days of the Destruction of Jerusalem

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Egyptian intervention (A)9m
The Egyptian intervention (B)8m
The causes of Zedekiah’s rebellion13m
History of destruction (A)10m
History of destruction (B)13m
History of destruction (C)10m
1 reading
Recommended Reading for Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Gedaliah son of Ahikam

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 83 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Gedaliah and his status14m
Gedaliah as the governor of Judah: the text (A)11m
Gedaliah as the governor of Judah: the text (B)5m
Gedaliah as the governor of Judah: the history (A)12m
Gedaliah as the governor of Judah: the history (B)14m
Theology of the destruction (Konrad Schmid)13m
Summary of Week 43m
1 reading
Recommended Reading for Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 quiz30m

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