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Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to geopolitics and geography of the Ancient Near East

Welcome to the first module of "The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem"! In this module you will be introduced to the geopolitical reality of the time of the Assyrian empire, followed by the Neo-Babylonian. We hope you'll find the videos informative and interesting. We encourage you to use the discussion forums in order to raise any questions or thoughts you might have after watching the videos....
Reading
16 videos (Total 128 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video16 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
Reading1 reading
Recommended reading for Week 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 quiz6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Judah Under Babylonian Rule

The second module deals with Judah under Babylonian rule. We will learn about the Babylonian Conquest of Hattu-land and Judah, the events that lead to Jehoiakim's revolt and its outcome, and the changes in the Babylonian policy towards Judah following this revolt. You are welcome to raise questions for discussion regarding these topics....
Reading
7 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading1 reading
Recommended Reading Week 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Days of the Destruction of Jerusalem

This module deals with Zedekiah's rebellion and the destruction of Judah.You are invited to watch the following units and learn about the Egyptian intervention, the reasons for Zedekiah's revolt, and the history of the destruction of Judah....
Reading
7 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading1 reading
Recommended Reading for Week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Gedaliah son of Ahikam

In this module we will learn about the transition of the capital city from Jerusalem to Mizpah and the governorship of Gedaliah son of Ahikam in Mizpah following the destruction. We encourage you to use the discussions to ask about anything that isn't clear or raise your own ideas regarding the material you learned. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 83 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 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
Reading1 reading
Recommended Reading for Week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 quiz6m
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Top Reviews

By AAJan 7th 2017

The course was well presented and went in depth into the issues surrounding the kingdom of Judah and the city of Jerusalem during a tumultuous time in the 7th and 6th centuries BC.

By RSOct 18th 2016

Professor Lipschits and the other lecturers were exceptional with their presentations. I enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot. Thanks to Tel Aviv university.

Instructor

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Professor Oded Lipschits, Ph.D.

Director, Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures

About Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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