This class is offered In Person (Internal) and Fully Online Virtually (OUA is Fully Online Virtual only) (External). Internal students will meet in-class for seminars while external students will access course material via the iLearn website. Seminars will be recorded every week and made available via iLearn for external students. Every student, whether internal or external, will need internet access that allows the downloading of unit content and additional resources in order to pass this unit.
1. Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible (2nd Edition). Baker Academic: Grand Rapids. 2018. (ISBN: 9781540960214)
*Please make sure you get the 2nd edition. The Co-op was unable to purchase this book so you will need to purchase it elsewhere. I have checked and Koorong has plenty of copies, or you can purchase a copy via an online distributor.
2. The Bible. Preferably the NRSV or ESV translation.
*If you do not own a Bible there are a number of online versions. Biblegateway.com provides a large selection of English translations.
Marc Van De Mieroop, A History of the Ancient Near East: 3000–323 BC (3rd Ed.; Wiley 2016). ISBN: 978-1-118-71816-2 (there is also an ebook version)
Kenton L. Sparks, Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible: A Guide to the Background Literature (Baker 2005). ISBN: 9780801047732
*You may use either the 1st or 2nd edition of Sparks' book as they are essentially the same.