Oct 31st 2016

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem (Coursera)

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The destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and the Babylonian Exile were a great catastrophe in the history of the Jewish Nation.
What really happened during that dark, fateful age, and how did new opportunities arise from the ashes?


Week 1: Introduction to geopolitics and geography of the Ancient Near East

Week 2: Judah Under Babylonian Rule

Week 3: The Days of the Destruction of Jerusalem

Week 4: Gedaliah son of Ahikam

Week 5: Archaeology of the sixth century BCE

Week 6: The restoration of Jerusalem in the early Persian Period