AL5319 - Biblical Backgrounds
(SPRING) (3 graduate credits)
After completing this course, students will have enhanced their ability to communicate the meaning of the biblical message to people of different cultural backgrounds through studying the geographical, historical, and cultural settings of the Bible. For the Old Testament period, students will be able to describe the history and civilizations of the Ancient Near East, and to compare the religions of the region. For the New Testament period, students will be able to describe and discuss the development of Second Temple Judaism and the influence of Greek and Roman cultures on the New Testament.