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The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

Tel Aviv University via Coursera


The destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and the Babylonian Exile were a great catastrophe in the history of the Jewish Nation.
What really happened during that dark, fateful age, and how did new opportunities arise from the ashes?

Taught by

Oded Lipschits and Ido Koch

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3.6 rating, based on 9 reviews

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    Pambili Sinxoto
    I wasn't too sure when I started the course whether it was what I was looking for. As I progressed into the topics introduced, I was glued to the screen and thoroughly enjoyed the historical background, research and analysis of the region's archaeological, cultural and political world during the Fall and Rise of Jerusalem.
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    Sheri Havens

    Sheri Havens is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Professor Oded Lipschitz's agenda is to promote his book "The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem." I rated his class very hard for the following reasons. Many of his dates on Judean history are ambiguous. On quizzes you have to guess at the dates because the Professor provides more than one set of dates in his lectures. His theories are not main stream archaeology. Don't waste your time. There are much better courses available than this one.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course solely directed to the promotion of the book. The author tries to defend his points in any way possible, yet his statements are full of historical inaccuracies and falsified historical data.
    The worst MOOC course I have ever taken.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    No doubt to the academics here. However, understanding the Prof english is difficult owing to his accent. The first quiz dosen't conform to other available timelines. I'll continue the course but, will not spend any time on frivolous quizzes!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I'm taking the course right now and being very interested in the topic thanks to the videos' transcriptions and subtitles, I can better understand and deepen the researches carrier out in those areas and evidences found.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is a fabulous course. Professor Lipschits is incredibly knowledgeable and I felt privileged to listen to him work through the problems discussed.
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    Dawn Gibson

    Dawn Gibson completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    The course format includes a peer reviewed final assignment. What a waste of time for so many students. They put in many hours of study each week for nearly two months just to fail the class based on the peer reviewed assignment. I was one of the 'lucky' ones, whose achieved grade dropped from 100 to 91.7. I passed. It looks like coursera dropped the class. Wouldn't recommend it anyway.
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