RELI-209 The Bible and Archaeology

A study of the events, persons and sociocultural processes of ancient (biblical) Israel. Examines carefully the ways in which both the Bible and archaeology can and cannot serve as prime source material for a history of ancient Israel. Considers also the relationships between the biblical text and archaeological findings for historical reconstructions. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and either one course in history or one of the following courses: RELI-102, RELI-103, RELI-201, RELI-203, or RELI-207. 4 SH. CC: Historical Perspectives, Interdisciplinary.