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ARCH 211. Old Testament Archaeology. A survey of the Old Testament with an emphasis on archaeological research as it relates to the understanding and interpretation of the text. This course fulfills the Old Testament general education requirement.

ARCH 213. New Testament Archaeology. A survey of the New Testament with an emphasis on archaeological research as it relates to the understanding and interpretation of the text. This course fulfills the New Testament general education requirement.

ARCH 317. Studies in Bible Lands. A study of cultural, historical, geographical, and theological dimensions of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Church through classroom lecture and travel to Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Rome. In addition, through contact with leaders and communities of non-western churches, Wheaton in the Holy Lands engages students with issues of the theological development of the Church through the centuries. This program can be taken as a partial alternative to the general education requirements in Biblical and Theological studies, or it can fill selected requirements in the Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, or Archaeology major. Su only

ARCH 325, 326. Archaeological Field Work. Field experience involving excavation, interpretation, and studies in related regional archaeology. Other off-campus projects or research may be structured to meet the course requirements. Offered for four hours (325) or two hours (326). Graded pass/fail unless petitioned for a grade. (4, 2)

ARCH 331x. Egypt and the Bible. See BITH 331. (2)

ARCH 333x. Historical Geography. See BITH 333. (2)

ARCH 334x. Historical Geography. See BITH 334. (2)

ARCH 343x. Ancient Greece. See HIST 343.

ARCH 344x. Ancient Rome. See HIST 344.

ARCH 345. Archaeology of the Classical World. Excavations, monuments, epigraphic materials, and papyri from the Minoan, Mycenaean, Aegean, and Greco-Roman times. Prerequisite: ARCH 211 or 213. (2)

ARCH 365. History of the Ancient Near East. A study of the history and culture of the ancient civilizations in and around the land of the Bible from 3500 to 500 B.C. Prerequisite: ARCH 211 or 213.

ARCH 366. Archaeology of Ancient Syria-Palestine. A survey of archaeological and historical materials of ancient Canaan/Palestine/Israel from prehistoric times through the Iron Age. Special attention is given to understanding the material culture of each period, and the interface of biblical sources with these periods where appropriate. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Prerequisite: ARCH 211 or 213.

ARCH 367. Jerusalem, the Holy City. Jerusalem’s special place in the biblical tradition is considered through the disciplines of archaeology and history. Special attention is given to the city’s theological significance, as well as its place in the religious traditions and history of the Middle East. Prerequisite: ARCH 211 or BITH 211 or 212 or 221 (or passing the Old Testament Competency Examination).

ARCH 369. Religions of Israel and the Ancient Near East. The religious traditions of ancient Israel, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Canaan are examined with an emphasis upon cosmology, the gods, temple, sacred writings, burial customs, and afterlife. A comparative approach is employed which includes related materials from the Old Testament. Prerequisite: ARCH 211 or BITH 211 or 212 or 221 (or passing the Old Testament Competency Examination).

ARCH 411, 412. Advanced Archaeological Study. A concentrated analysis of one particular aspect of biblical archaeology or ancient Near Eastern studies. Offered for four hours (411) or two hours (412). (4, 2)

ARCH 417x. Egyptian Hieroglyphics. See ARCH 517.

ARCH 418x. Akkadian Cuneiform. See ARCH 518. (2 or 4)

ARCH 422x. Advanced Archaeology and the New Testament. See ARCH 522.

ARCH 452x. Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament. See BITH 552. (2)

ARCH 453x. Advanced Archaeology and the Old Testament. See ARCH 521.

ARCH 454x. Historical Geography. See BITH 333. (2)

ARCH 494. Senior Seminar. A capstone seminar devoted to exploring the current issues in Near Eastern archaeology that relate to biblical studies, especially those touching on historiography, historicity, social and cultural backgrounds, methodology, and faith. (2)

ARCH 495. Directed Study. Independent study of selected problems for the advanced student. (1-4)

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