Life and Death in Israel and Judah (THE2173)

30 credits

This module aims to explore ancient Israelite concepts of life, death and post-mortem existence;  to examine their associated religious rituals within various socio-historical contexts;  to assess and evaluate critically presentations of matters of life and death in the Hebrew Bible;  to trace echoes of ancient beliefs and rituals within later concepts of life, death and post-mortem existence.