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Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 131 - Jewish History from Biblical Antiquity to 1492


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR

Survey of Jewish history from biblical antiquity through the medieval period in the middle East, Christian and Islamic realms. Topics include:   biblical society, ideas and literature; Jewish society under Hellenistic and Roman rule in Judea; Jewish sects of the Second Temple period, including early Christianity; emergence and development of rabbinic Judaism; Jewish attitudes to non-Jews and State authorities and about loss of sovereignty and exile; Christianity and Islam and the Jews; community and family; theological and popular Jew-hatred and Jewish responses to persecution.  Enrollment Limit: 30.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with HIST 131.


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