Hebrew Bible

(Tanakh/Old Testament)


HB 001-039   The Individual Books of the Hebrew Bible

HB 040    Topical Readings in Biblical Texts

HB 050    The Textual Transmission of the Bible

HB 052    The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

HB 054    The Samaritan Pentateuch

HB 056    The Septuagint

HB 060    Ancient and Modern Approaches to the Pentateuch

HB 062    Praying Biblically: Psalms, Lamentations, and Related Passages

HB 064    Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes

HB 066    Biblical Prophecy: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel

HB 068    Pithy Compositions: The Twelve Minor Prophets

HB 070    There Was No King in Israel: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth 

HB 072    The Monarchies: Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Related Passages

HB 074    Second Temple Texts: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel, and Chronicles

HB 080    Problems and Methods in Dating Biblical Texts


Ancient Jewish Texts

AJT 010    Beyond Scripture: The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

AJT 020    The Writings of the Desert Community: Qumran Scrolls

AJT 030    The End Will Come Swiftly: Apocalyptic Literature

AJT 040    Fear of the Lord: Wisdom Literature

AJT 050    Recorded and Interpreted History: Flavius Josephus 

AJT 060    An Alexandrian View of Judaism: Philo Judeaus

AJT 070    Ancient Biblical Interpretation: A Spectrum of Approaches

AJT 080    The Sages of Israel: The Mishnah, Tosefta, and Halakhic Midrashim

AJT 090    Readings in Dead Sea Scrolls

AJT 100    Readings in Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha 

AJT 110    Topical Readings in Ancient Jewish Texts


New Testament (NT)

NT 010    The New Testament in Context

NT 040    History of the Early Church: The  Book of Acts

NT 050    Apostle to the Gentiles: The Letters of Paul

NT 052    Readings in Philippians

NT 060    The First Apostle: The Letters of Peter

NT 070    James, Jude and Ancient Jewish Thought

NT 080    An Intro to the End: Revelation and Related Apocalyptic Literature

NT 090    The Dead Sea Scrolls and the NT

NT 100    Sitting Among the Sages: The NT and Rabbinic Literature

NT 110    Talking with Aesop and Homer: Greco-Roman Literature and the NT

NT 120    Topical Readings in the NT

Biblical Archaeology


BA 010    First Temple Period: Sites and Finds

BA 020    Second Temple Period: Sites and Finds

BA 030    The Ancient Near East: Sites and Finds

BA 032    Ancient Near Eastern Proverbs, Psalms, and Love Poetry

BA 033    Ancient Near Eastern Laws, Rituals, and Omens

BA 040    Assyria and the Bible

BA 050    Food, Family, and Culture: Daily Life in Ancient Israel

BA 060    Ostraca, Seals, and Stelae: Ancient Israelite Inscriptions

BA 070    The Texts and Genres of Ancient Near Eastern Literature

BA 090    The Archaeology of Jerusalem

BA 100    The Archaeology of the Synagogue and the Church

BA 110    Archaeology of the Seven Churches of Revelation 

BA 120    Readings in Second Temple Inscriptions

BA 130    Topics in Biblical Archaeology


Historical Geography

HG 010    The Bible Lands: The Ancient Near East

HG 020    The Bible Lands: The First Temple Period

HG 030    The Bible Lands: The Second Temple Period

HG 040    The Hasmoneans

HG 050    The 1st and 2nd Rebellions Against Rome

HG 060    Geography and the Ministry of Jesus

HG 070    Paul's Travels throughout the Mediterranean

HG 080    Ancient and Modern Travelers to the Holy Land

HG 090    Topics in Historical Geography


Ancient History

AH 010   The Israelite Settlement and the First Temple Period

AH 015   Overlords: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia

AH 030   Second Temple Jewish History: The Persian and Hellenistic Periods

AH 040   Hellenistic History in the East 

AH 050   Second Roman Triumvirate to Hadrian

AH 060   The First Jewish Revolt Against Rome (66-73 CE)

AH 070   The Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 CE)

AH 080    Topics in Ancient History

Jewish and Christian Perspectives

JCP 040    Rabbinic Literature from the Mishnah to the Geonim 

JCP 042    The Mishnah in the Bible

JCP 050    Biblical Debates Between the Rabbis and the Karaites

JCP 060    Medieval Jewish Exegesis: Between Pshat and Drash

JCP 070    Masoretic Studies

JCP 090    Bishops, Elder, and Pastors: The Early Church Fathers

JCP 100    The "Other" Gospels: Christian History and Literature in Late Antiquity

JCP 120    Topics in Jewish and Christian Perspectives


Summer Language Seminars

(13 classes per course)

LS 010    Biblical Hebrew I

LS 020    Biblical Hebrew II

LS 030    Qumran Hebrew

LS 040    Rabbinic Hebrew

LS 050    Biblical Aramaic 

LS 060    Dead Sea Scrolls Aramaic 

LS 070    Rabbinic Aramaic (Targum, Talmuds)

LS 080    Koiné Greek I

LS 090    Koiné Greek II

LS 100    Akkadian I

LS 110   Akkadian I

LS 120    Ugaritic