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From Hebrews to Jews

Lecture no. 10 from the course: Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

 From Hebrews to Jews

Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

This lecture deals with the evolution of a group of Canaanite speakers to a people with a monotheistic faith attached not to a particular place, but to one's perceptions, ethical beliefs, and worship of a transcendent God.

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v********m
September 11, 2018

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b********m
April 11, 2018
1. The professor neglects to note the obvious fact that all Israelites themselves called the southern kingdom Yehudah (Judah), from the son of Jacob; the Persians called it Yehud, the Arabs Yahud. 2. It is odd that he refers to Judah as Judaea, when the Romans were wholly irrelevant for centuries after Judah was both established and conquered. 3. Jerusalem became paramount under King David, not centuries later as the prof. says, and was in fact important since Abraham and Melkhitzedek c. 2000 BCE. 4. Shekhem and Shomron (Samaria) were erroneously identified in this lecture with each other; Shomron is a different city in the Kingdom of Israel, one founded by King Omri after he purchased the hill from its original owner, Shemer. Prof. Harl is normally excellent; this topic, however, is clearly outside of his area of expertise, where even fine scholars venture at their peril (it never ends well).

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c********m
September 25, 2017

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