Ancient Israel in the Modern Western Imagination

History 280B/285B

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Thu 3–5pm
Class Number: 
See Course Description
Units: 
4

Spanning the 17th through the 20th centuries this course sets out to explore the way Europeans, Americans and Israelis have imagined and represented Biblical Israel.  Among the topics we will address are: Spinoza’s heresy, the Enlightenment Bible, the politics of archaeology, histories of Ancient Israel, Christian and Jewish representations of Jesus and the Holy Land, Israelite-Sephardic authenticity and Masada and the Zionist imagination.

  • For 280B, use class number 24511
  • For 285B, use class number 21606