Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the principles, methods and findings of Biblical Archeology, an autonomous branch of Archaeological research in the Ancient Near East. The aim is to get acquainted with the main archeological sites of biblical interest in the land of the ancient kingdoms of Israel (Samaria, Sychem, Dan, etc.) and Judah (Jerusalem, Arad, Lachis, etc.), as well as to evaluate excavation findings of historical and religious significance, such as sanctuaries, gates, altars, incense burners, reliefs, inscriptions, seals, idols, etc. The above contributes substantially to the understanding of the information of Old Testament for the religious center of biblical Israel, the Temple of Solomon, but also its wider historical and religious environment, as it is formed by the kingdoms of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria and Central Asia during the 2nd and 1st BC. Millenium.
BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, EXCAVATIONS, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, TEMPLE OF SALOMO, HOLY LAND