Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Caulfield First semester 2013 (Day)|
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Previously coded HSY1190
This unit spans some two thousand years, from the period Abraham to the beginnings of early Christianity. Whilst the approach is chronological, events will be examined through the lens of various themes which have influenced Jewish civilisation throughout the centuries. For much of the period under study, our only source of information is the Bible. One of the central issues underpinning this unit concerns the extent to which we can rely on the Bible as a source for reconstructing a history of ancient Israel. Thus, whilst seeking to understand the relationship of the biblical writers to their own past, we will also examine the place of the contemporary historian within that relationship.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Written work: 55% (2500 words)
2 hour exam: 45%
3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week