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An overview of the history and literature of Judaism from Alexander the Great to the fall of Masada (332 BCE - 74 CE), focusing particularly on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The history and literature of early Judaism from Alexander the Great to the Bar Kochba Revolt (332 BCE-135 CE). It is an essential introduction to the background of the two major religious traditions to come out of this historical period, Judaism and Christianity.
|Paper title||Judaism in the Time of Jesus|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 36 100-level points
- BIBS 318, RELS 211, RELS 311, RELX 211, RELX 311
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- Any student with an interest in the origins of Judaism and Christianity.
- More information link
- View more information on the Theology website: www.otago.ac.nz/theology
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Reverend Dr James Harding
- Paper Structure
Lectures, teaching day and videoconferences.
- Two 1500-word essay (20% each)
- One three-hour examination (60%)
- Teaching Arrangements
Campus: 26 x 1-hour lectures.
Distance: Four 2-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester, plus one teaching day via Zoom. Distance students participate in the class via a desk-top videoconferencing programme called Zoom (available free of charge). Videoconferences are recorded, and students who are unable to join can download the videos and watch them later.
Shaye J. D. Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah (3rd ed.; Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2014).
Further readings and notes will be made available via e-reserve. A Course Book also exists for this course.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BIBS 218
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, interdisciplinary
perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, cultural
understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, self-motivation,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of the paper students will have:
- Acquired a broad overview of the history and literature of Judaism in the late Second Temple period
- Gained a broad understanding of the Jewish context in which Jesus lived and early Christianity emerged