Skip to main content
Princeton Mobile homeCourses home

The Lost World of Ancient Judaism

REL 246/JDS 246/CLA 248/NES 246

Info tab content
The diverse world of ancient Judaism was "lost" for centuries. Major archaeological findings and the "discovery" of ancient Jewish works that were preserved by Christian scribes, reveal a rich mosaic of thriving Jewish communities in Egypt, Babylonia, Judea, the Galilee, and across the Mediterranean. They established temples and synagogues, created splinter groups, and fought foreign empires. They also wrote stories and philosophical works, legal contracts, and healing amulets. In this course we will examine sophisticated literary sources alongside artifacts of day-to-day life, to catch a glimpse of the lives and culture of ancient Jews.
Instructors tab content
Sections tab content

Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 12
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 22077
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 12
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 22790
  • Schedule: W 12:30 PM-01:20 PM