History and archeology of Palestine

ltheo2471  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

History and archeology of Palestine
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Main themes
These objectives will be achieved after
- an analysis on a main period in Israel history showing the proper aspects of historical and archeological methods;
- a critical reading of some important studies on the studied period and on the main archeological sites;
- an initiation to the use of the main tools.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - understand the main process used in defining a biblical era (historical criticism of biblical and extra-biblical sources) ;
2 - evaluate the interest of archeology of Palestine for the study of ancient sites and as support for the history of the Israelite people as seen in the literary and historical biblical and extra-biblical sources ;
3 - read critically the secondary literature (historical and archeological publications) on the subject ;
4 - use of the main tools in the field.
The history of Israel is a discipline in full agitation today
Other information
No prerequisite. A active participation and a important reading work are required. All or a part of the evaluation will be based on these participation and this work.
- J.A. SOGGIN, Histoire d'Israël et de Juda. Introduction à l'histoire d'Israël et de Juda, des origines à la révolte de Bar Kokhba (Le livre et le rouleau, 19), Lessius, Bruxelles, 2004 [original italien : 2002] - M. LIVERANI, La Bible et l'invention de l'histoire. Histoire ancienne d'Israël, Bayard, Paris, 2008 [original italien, 2003] - J.-L. SKA, Les énigmes du passé. Histoire d'Israël et récit biblique (Le livre et le rouleau, 14), Lessius, Bruxelles, 2001. - I. FINKELSTEIN-N.A. SILBERMAN, La Bible dévoilée. Les nouvelles révélations de l'archéologie, Bayard, Paris, 2002 [original anglais, 2001]
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Biblical Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Theology