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Отзывы учащихся о курсе Предыстория Библии, её цель и политическое будущее от партнера Университет Эмори

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Рецензии: 76

О курсе

With its walls razed to ground by Babylon’s armies, Jerusalem joined a long line of ancient vanquished cities—from Ur and Nineveh and Persepolis to Babylon itself. While some recovered from the destruction, others did not. But none responded to political catastrophe by fashioning the kind of elaborate and enduring monument to their own downfall that we find in the Bible. Most conquered populations viewed their subjugation as a source of shame. They consigned it to oblivion, opting instead to extol the golden ages of the past. The biblical authors in contrast reacted to loss by composing extensive writings that acknowledge collective failure, reflect deeply upon its causes, and discover thereby a ground for collective hope. Working through colorful biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts, and drawing on an array of comparative examples, the course illustrates the thoroughgoing manner with which biblical authors responded to defeat by advancing a demotic agenda that places the community at the center. The aim of the biblical authors was to create a nation, and they sought to realize this goal via a shared text, which includes stories and songs, wisdom and laws. This corpus of writings belongs, without a doubt, to humanity’s greatest achievements. Whereas the great civilizations of the Near East invested their energies and resources into monuments of stone that could be destroyed by invading armies, the biblical authors left a literary legacy that has been intensively studied until the present day. More important, these authors’ visionary response to defeat brought to light a radical new wisdom: the notion that a people is greater than the state which governs it, and that a community can survive collapse when all of its members can claim a piece of the pie and therefore have a reason to take an active part in its collective life....

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MA
19 авг. 2020 г.

The course develops ways of considering the Hebrew Bible that empowers a believer in another faith tradition with a greater scope to look beyond assumptions about literal truths and polemic tropes.

CS
11 окт. 2016 г.

It's a very good course if you want to know how the bible came into being, events that happened from the very beginning and how the bible continues to remain and be read even today. Wonderful!

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автор: Sonia S K

24 авг. 2020 г.

I found this course rich with content and excellent in providing a new perspective. Dr. Wright describes everything really well. The interviews with the experts were informative, too. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

автор: Harvey W

5 нояб. 2019 г.

Enjoyed the historical context of the creation of Biblical texts and their redaction. Interesting perspective on the fundamental purpose of the texts from our vantage point 2.5 millennia down the pipe.

автор: MARIA L R G

5 сент. 2017 г.

Excellent course, I strongly recommend it for everyone. I didn´t have previous knowledge about the topic and I learn a lot and manage to pass it. Excellent videos with subtitles in different languages.

автор: Cecilia S

12 окт. 2016 г.

It's a very good course if you want to know how the bible came into being, events that happened from the very beginning and how the bible continues to remain and be read even today. Wonderful!

автор: Lucy I D L R T

24 мар. 2017 г.

El profesor es muy dinámico y ayuda a ver la situación geo-política de Israel, las ventajas y desventajas de estar en el cruce de camino de dos potencias rivales.

автор: Daniel V S J

16 нояб. 2019 г.

Excellent course, providing a broad background of the historical Bible, as deep as you care to go and a good companion to the various Bible studies I've taken.

автор: Patricia N W

13 сент. 2018 г.

The first of many classes I intend to take on this subject. Please have others.

A great class that brought many new thoughts and many revelations.

автор: Dina R

8 июня 2016 г.

Very interesting discussion about the writing of the Hebrew Bible. Particularly enjoyed the interviews with experts in the field.

автор: Clifton L

17 июля 2019 г.

This is one of the best courses I have taken with Coursera. the lectures were excellent and the readings were also wonderful.

автор: David K

16 февр. 2017 г.

I found this course very interesting, and learnt a great deal about how and why the Bible came to be written.

автор: Robert T K

25 мая 2020 г.

This is a good introduction to Old Testament archaeology and analysis of the development of its scriptures.

автор: Luís M G d S A

21 июня 2020 г.

Very interesting course to get a full insight in the topic and on the different research paths.

автор: Lim K B J

15 апр. 2020 г.

Have given me more historical and objective approach to the Bible, great course ! Thank you !

автор: Richard H

23 мая 2016 г.

I like Dr. Wright's observation of the Levant bridge between the 2 main powers of the day.

автор: Sissi D

1 мая 2020 г.

Excellent study, I will be taking more from Emory University! Thank you very much!

автор: JOHN Q

25 мар. 2016 г.

Great course! As a non christian I learn a lot about western culture and history

автор: Macx S

6 дек. 2016 г.

Very great course for believers and non belivers, packed with useful information

автор: jorge e j d

31 янв. 2018 г.

Muy Bueno. Gracias por este excelente curso. un abrazo desde Bogotá , Colombia

автор: Russil A

11 дек. 2016 г.

Excellent course! Professor Wright is passionate, warm and engaging. Loved it!

автор: Edi d

30 авг. 2016 г.

This course has mad me look at the Bible in a completely new and exciting way.

автор: Gustavo O

13 сент. 2018 г.

Very good teacher and the course is amazing! Thank you for share!!

автор: صالح م

3 нояб. 2016 г.

it would be better if we could do exams without buying certificate

автор: Naokichi D

9 мар. 2018 г.

Enriching historical knowledge in every course material.

автор: Rosalee C

7 авг. 2016 г.

This is a very enlightening course. I loved it.

автор: Sven S

29 нояб. 2018 г.

Great course, very interesting and good lecturer