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Ethnicity and religions: from the ethnogenesis of Israel till the Maccabean Revolt

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Course ID: 3104-LJS-ERETZ-OG Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.3 / (0222) History and archaeology
Course title: Ethnicity and religions: from the ethnogenesis of Israel till the Maccabean Revolt Name in Polish: Etniczność i religie: od etnogenezy Izraela do powstania Machabeuszy
Department: Faculty of History
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty dla I roku Studiów Żydowskich (I stopień)
(in Polish) Przedmioty w ramach Studiów Żydowskich (I stopień)
(in Polish) Zajęcia ogólnouniwersyteckie w ramach Studiów Żydowskich
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

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Prerequisites (description):

(in Polish) Uczestnictwo w wykładzie nie wymaga na wstępie żadnych specyficznych umiejętności.

Short description:

The lecture focuses on the history, culture, and religion of the Hebrews, the Israelites, and the Judeans, from the Late Bronze Age, till the mid-2nd century BCE.

Full description:

The lecture focuses on the history, culture, and religion of the Hebrews, the Israelites, and the Judeans, from the Late Bronze Age, till the mid-2nd century BCE.

Bibliography:

M. Liverani, Israel's History and the History of Israel, 2014

I Finkelstein, N.A. Silberman, In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition, 2007

Lester L. Grabbe, A history of the Jews and Judaism in the second temple period. Vol. 1, Yehud - a history of the Persian province of Judah, London 2004

Lester L. Grabbe, A history of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period. vol. 2, The Early Hellenistic Period (335-175 BCE), London 2008

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge

- To identify the chronology of the history of the Israelites/Jews from the Late Bronze Age, until the Hellenistic Period.

- To Identify political history, geography and demography of the Jewish settlement in Levant during Iron Age.

- To know the processes of forming the ethnic and state entities.

- To understand the changes in the Israelites’ / Jewish religion.

- To know historical and cultural factors related to the history of the Jews during I Millennium BCE

Skills

- To characterise the major scholarly issues in the history of the Jews in antiquity.

- To identify the processes of acculturation, assimilation, in the case of the Jews in antiquity.

- To describe adequately the political and cultural institutions related to the Israelites / Jewish in antiquity.

- To understand the impact of non-scholarly (political, religious) factors on the reconstruction of the Jewish past.

Social competences

- To understand the key-role of the ancient history of the Jews in formation of Judaism and Jewish identity.

- To understand the role of the religious diversity within the social groups.

- To understand the interdisciplinary aspects of the study on ancient communities.

- To understand the factors related to the appearance of xenophobia and anti-Semitism.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Students have to attend the lectures (two absences allowed) and pass the final test, based on the material discussed during the lectures.

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