Weekly Readings

PART ONE: In the Period of the Second Temple, and its immediate aftermath

9/4: The Land Beyond the River: Phoenicia and Amman

9/8: The Land Beyond the River: Samaria and Judah

9/10: After Alexander: Idumea, Amman, and Samaria

9/15: After Alexander: The Coast and the North

9/17: Samaritans and Hasmoneans: Mt. Gerizim, Jerusalem, Jericho

9/22: Herod the Great, part 1: Samaria, Jericho, and Masada

9/24: Herod the Great, part 2: Caesarea and Herodium

9/29: From Herod to the Revolt, part 1: Jerusalem and Qumran

10/1: From Herod to the Revolt, part 2: Caesarea Philippi, Omrit, Magdala, Gamla

PART TWO: In the Period of the First Temple, and its immediate aftermath

10/6: Canaanites, Philistines, and Israelites

10/8: The Tenth Century B.C.E.

10/13: No Class (Monday schedule)

10/15: The Kingdom of Israel: Dan, Megiddo, Samaria

10/20: The Kingdom of Judah: Beer-Sheva, Lachish, Arad

10/22: Philistia: Ekron/Miqne and Ashkelon

10/27: Destruction and Diaspora

10/29: Writing the Past

PART THREE: The Making of the Holy Land

11/10: Imperial Life, part 1: Gerash, Aelia Capitolina, Ascalon

11/12: Imperial life, part 2: Beth She’an/Scythopolis, Sepphoris, Beth She’arim

11/17: Imperial religion: The Paneion, Omrit, Kedesh

11/21: No Class (ASOR/SBL Annual Meetings)

11/24: Constantine and the Re-making of Jerusalem

12/1: DISCUSSION: The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

12/3: Christian life in Byzantine times: Capernaum and Tabgha

12/8: Jewish life in Byzantine times: Beth Alpha, Huqoq, Wadi Hamam

12/10: After the Moslem Conquest: Madaba, Umm er-Rasas, Jericho