Ancient Israel Studies

Courses in Ancient Israel

Jewish Civilizations
Apocalyptic Imagination
Women in Judaism
History and Religion of Ancient Israel
The History and Religion of Ancient Israel
Archaeology and the Bible
God and the Problem of Evil
The History of Heaven
JUS 438
The Book of Psalms
Women in Ancient Israel

The people of Ancient Israel established a national identity and a religious tradition that have transcended time. Naturally, how these people expressed that identity and tradition evolved through time. Nonetheless, we can honestly speak of Judaic civilizations that now stretch back over 3,000 years. Our study of Ancient Israel examines the intellectual (what they thought) and material (what they created) world of the people who laid the foundations for Judaic civilizations in all their diversity. An understanding of this period in Judaic civilization is critical for understanding Jewish history and religion as well as the origins of Christianity. 

Meet the Experts


Director                                           Associate Professor
The Arizona Center for                     Judaic Studies
Judaic Studies                    
Early Judaic Literature                      Syro-Palestinian Archaeology
and Religion                                    and Biblical Studies
Abbi Limmer, Ph.D.                         Kerry Adams, Ph.D.
Non-Tenured Instructor                  Executive Director
Judaic Studies                                  American Institute for
Ancient Israel                                  Maghrib Studies          
Non-Tenured Instructor
Judaic Studies
Ancient Israel

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