Archaeology and the Bible

Archaeology and the Bible
Setting and context of the Bible as clarified and supplemented from archaeology, history, and related studies. Archaeological methods.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 351
Course Outcomes

Biblical Archaeology

Students will gain knowledge of the development of Biblical archaeology as a field within the overall umbrella of the discipline of anthropology. This study will include extensive study of the both the defining personalities and methodologies in this sub-area of archaeology, as well as the major excavated sites in the Levant associated with Biblical events. Students will also gain a knowledge of the historical development of the Near East through its archaeological contexts, and the debates existing between differing methodologies associated with the use of the Bible as a primary document.