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18 – 28 MAI | 2019
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11 dias
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This course is based on both Biblical historiography and modern archaeology in order to analyze the social, political, spiritual and cultural context of the Bible from the times of King David to the times of Jesus. Emphasis is placed on the scientific aspects, trying to understand what happened in the Land of Israel in the last 3000 years.

Various periods of biblical history will be studied within their greater Near Eastern and European contexts, thus mentioning different peoples such as the Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans and others. Thru archaeological findings we will try to reconstruct ancient realities, by understanding the motivations of the different peoples and personalities that lived in this Land. The methodology used during the course is based on three pillars:

  • Previous reading of study material
  • Classes at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • “Classes” in the field with recognized archaeologists
ARRIVAL/RETURN LOCATIONBen Gurion Airport
ARRIVAL TIMEPlease arrive on day 18/05/2019 to the transfer to hotel
WEAR Passport, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, light clothes and jacket.
INCLUDED
Hotels with half board (breakfast and dinner)
Double room accommodation
Entrances to historical sites, archaeological sites and sightseeing tours
Guide in English
Luxury buses with Wi-Fi
Driver tips, guide and luggage rack
Transfer: Airport – Hotel – Airport
NOT INCLUDED
Flight ticket
Travel insurance/doctor
Lunch +- US$25.00 per day
Extras in the hotel (drinks, phone calls, laundry…)

Course Objectives:

  1. To understand the historical and geographical context of the Bible.
  2. To introduce students to critical interpretations of Biblical history.
  3. To understand basic concepts of archaeology and specifically Biblical archaeology.
  4. To evaluate the perspectives of Biblical “maximalists” and “minimalists”.

Student learning outcomes

The student will:

  • Have knowledge of the most important archaeological findings and their relationship to Biblical history.
  • Have a basic understanding of methodologies in the archaeology field.
  • Be able to understand  main topics in Biblical archaeology.
  • Contextualize Biblical chronology and major events in the greater ancient Near Eastern world.
  • Deep his knowledge on Biblical criticism.

Requirements:

  • Wide knowledge on the Bible.
  • Basic knowledge on the history of Ancient Near East.
  • Basic knowledge on Biblical Geography.
  • Full knowledge on Biblical chronology.

Observations:

  • The classes will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Most of the classes will be held in the field by renowned archaeologists  and historians.
  • The course is open to the general without distinction of race, creed or religion.
  • This is not a regular tour to the Holy Land or a religious pilgrimage but an academic course with studies tours and without any link to any religion or ideology.
  • Moriah International Center has the right to make any changes in the program according to special circumstances.
1

Saturday, May 18: Welcome!

Arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem
  • Presentation of the program – M.A. Ariel Horovitz

*Night in Jerusalem

2

Sunday, May 19: Jerusalem

Topic: Introduction

BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

Israel among the Nations: From ancient Israel to the time of Jesus – M.A.Yehuda Kaplan

HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

  1. Tour in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – M.A. Ariel Horovitz
  2. Lecture: “The Bible: History or Literature?” – Dr. Adolfo Roitman
  3. Lecture: “Jerusalem and the Temple in ancient Judaism and Christianity” – Dr. Adolfo Roitman
  4. Lecture: “Introduction to Biblical Archaeology” – Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Jerusalem

3

Monday, May 20: Jerusalem

Topic: Jerusalem and the Temple in Biblical Archaeology and Hellenistic-Roman period
  1. City of David
    • View of Jerusalem of the First Temple period
    • Palace of King David?
    • The “G” Area
    • Warren Shaft
    • Hezekiah´s Tunnel
    • Siloam Pool
  2. Davidson Centre and Archaeological Park
  3. Western Wall

Dr. Eyal Meron

Evening LectureThe New Testament Archaeology – Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Jerusalem

4

Tuesday, May 21: Jerusalem

Topic: Jerusalem and the Temple in the time of Jesus

Mount of Olives:

  1. View of the Temple Mount
  2. Archaeological excavations at Emek Tzurim

M.A. Ariel Horovitz and Prof. David Sedaca

Israel Museum and shrine of the book

  1. Dead Sea Scrolls
  2. Jerusalem Model in the Second Temple period
  3. Gallery of Biblical Archaeology

Dr. Adolfo Roitman

*Night in Jerusalem

5

Wednesday, May 22: Judean Desert

Topic: The Desert in Jewish spiritualityTopic: The Desert in Jewish spirituality
  1. Qumran
  2. Masada
  3. Dead Sea

M.A. Yehuda Kaplan

*Night in Dead Sea

6

Thursday, May 23: Galilee I

Topic: Judaism, paganism and Christianity
  1. Beit Shean
  2. Sepphoris

M.A. Yehuda Kaplan & Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Tiberias

7

Friday, May 24: Galilee II

Topic: The Galilee at First and Second Temple period

  1. Tel Hatzor
  2. Caesarea Philippi
  3. Golan Heights

M.A. Yehuda Kaplan & Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Tiberias

8

Saturday, May 25: Galilee III

TopicIn the path of Jesus

  1. Magdala
  2. Mount of Beatitudes
  3. Corazin
  4. Capernaum
  5. Ancient boat museum
  6. Sailing around Sea of Galilee

M.A. Yehuda Kaplan & Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Tiberias

9

Sunday, May 26: Jezreel Valley and Mediterranean Coast

TopicChristianity

  1. Megiddo
  2. Caesarea Maritima

M.A. Yehuda Kaplan & Prof. David Sedaca

*Night in Jerusalem

10

Monday, May 27: Jerusalem

TopicJesus final moments: from history to myth

  1. The Garden of Gethsemane
  2. Bethesda
  3. Via Dolorosa
  4. Holy Sepulchre
  5. Garden Tomb

Dr. Eyal Meron & Prof. David Sedaca

Night:

  1. Closing conference of the course – Dr. Adolfo Roitman
  2. Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s  certification ceremony

*Night in Jerusalem

11

Tuesday, May 28: Transfer to Ben Gurion airport

For more information:

Moriah International Center

info@moriacenter.org