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Course Description

Travel to one of the most beautiful places in Israel, the Valley of Elah, where the story about David and Goliath took place. Together, we will learn new and old facts about David as the underdog, as well as gain an understanding of the real image of Goliath. Is David’s victory really an improbable one? We will examine the full story of this single combat based on the connections between the biblical text, historical events, and the archeological sites. An introduction to the relevant Israeli literature, songs, and poems will shed additional light on the way life was experienced and unfolded during this biblical period. There will be selected readings from the Bible to complement the lectures and discussions..

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