MOOC on Biblical Archaeology

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Type: 
Online Digital Resources
Date: 
January 8, 2019 to January 31, 2019
Location: 
Israel
Subject Fields: 
Ancient History, Archaeology, Assyriology, Jewish History / Studies, World History / Studies

Dear members,

I would like to bring to your attention a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), that has recently gone online, in which I give an introductory course to archaeology in general and "Biblical Archaeology" in particular. The course focuses on the archaeology of Israel and Judah during the Iron Age, but covers various relevant issues as well, and serves as a general introduction to archaeology. The course is in English and has Hebrew and Portuguese subtitles for the video clips.

The course includes short video lectures, texts, online activities (including 3D models of objects that can be manipulated), visits to various archaeological sites, knowledge checks, quizzes, discussions and mandatory and recommended reading.

The course went online in early December, and already close to 2000 participants have already registered for the course.

Here is the link: https://www.edx.org/course/biblical-archaeology-the-archaeology-of-ancient-israel-and-judah

All the best

Aren Maeir

Contact Info: 

Prof. Aren M. Maeir

Institute of Archaeology

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL 52900

ISRAEL

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