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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELB 479 - Biblical Imagery and the Archaeology of Near Eastern Images (R-3) (R-4) (W)

3 hours

A seminar course that explores the rich motifs of biblical imagery and the development of metaphors of God in the Old Testament in relation to Near Eastern artifacts, images, and seals of the ancient world. Careful attention will be paid to the exegesis of biblical texts before comparisons are made with cultural, political, and religio-historical developments in the ancient Near East from an archaeological perspective. The course will make heavy use of the primary source materials in the William G. Dever Research Library.