Daniel C. Browning, Jr.
Courses at William Carey College

Course Syllabi, Schedules, and Study Materials

last updated 26 October 2009

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REL 101x - Introduction to the Old Testament

OLD TESTAMENT

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REL 1010 Intro to the Old Testament, section 10 MWF 1010; Fall 2009
REL 1018 Intro to the Old Testament (Honors), section 10 TR 1435-1630 (2:35-4:30); Fall 2009   
Outline Synopses


The OT Text
    Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Poetic Literature
  Intro to the Torah
The Primeval Prologue (Gen 1-11)
Archaeology and Biblical Studies

Basic Outline of Biblical History
The Patriarchs (Gen 12-50)
The Exodus
Joshua and Judges
The United Monarchy
The Divided Monarchy
supplement: The Syro-Ephraimite War
The Kingdom of Judah and the Exile
Post-Exilic Period
Other Study Materials


OT text flow chart in PowerPoint  
Chart of Biblical History


REL 102x - Introduction to the NewTestament

NEW TESTAMENT

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REL 1020 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 1028 Introduction to the New Testament (Honors)   NT Syllabus .pdf file
Bibliography for Outside Reading

Course Schedules


REL 1020/8; Intro to the New Testament; MWF; Winter 2009-10
Outline Synopses


  The NT Text
       Historical Background
Historical Background Word file
First Century Judaism
Judaism Word file
  Introduction to the Gospels
 Issues in the Life of Jesus (Honors Class Only)
  A Harmonistic Life of Jesus
Jesus Word file
The Early Jewish Church
Hellenistic Religions of the Roman World
Journeys and Letters of Paul
The General Letters
Revelation

 

HIS 3230/REL 3030 - Ancient NearEast
 

ANCIENT NEAR EAST

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HIS 3230/REL 3030 Ancient Near East Syllabus

Ancient Near East Bibliography

Chapter and Chart Helps


Biblical History Chart

The Near East Before 2000 BC
The Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550 BC)
The Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BC)
Outline Notes


The Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BC)
The Egyptian New Kingdom (1550-1096 BC)
The Emergence of Israel
The Israelite Kingdoms
The Assyrian Empire
The Neo-Babylonian Empire (incomplete)
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Legacy of the Ancient Near East
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HIS 3240/REL 3040 - Greco-Roman World

GRECO-ROMAN WORLD

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HIS 3240/REL 3040 Greco-Roman World Syllabus
and Schedule for Winter 2009-10

HIS 3240/REL 3040 Greco-Roman World Bibliography


Outline Synopses



Bronze Age Greece

Persian Period
 
Classical Greece
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Hellenistic Period
Word File

Roman Period
Word File

Greek Ideals
Word File

Hellenistic Religion


Hellenistic Philosophies


Gnosticism


First Century Judaism


Jewish Literature


Jews and the Roman Empire


Christianity and the Roman Empire


 

REL 4300 History of the Bible

  
HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

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REL 4300 History of the Bible Syllabus and Schedule

Bibliography for Outside Reading (.pdf option preferred)

Class Helps



Hebrew/Greek Fonts Archive: BiblicalFonts.zip
For viewing Word documents: unzip and install .TTF files to Windows/FONTS directory


Outline Synopses
Biblical Fonts req'd


Writing and Languages in the Biblical World

Old Testament Text

  Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

New Testament Canon and NT Apocrypha

New Testament Text

Early Translations and Versions

The English Bible



REL 4400 Biblical Archaeology

  
BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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REL 4400 Biblical Archaeology


Bibliography for Outside Reading


Issue Paper Grading Form Bibliography Word file    
Other Course Materials



Biblical History Chart


"Why Have You Brought Us Up Out of Egypt to Die in the Wilderness?" Bibliography Word file Acrobat Chart file  


REL 4500 - Dead Sea Scrolls
 
DEAD SEA SCROLLS

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REL 4500/HIS 4900 Dead Sea Scrolls Syllabus

Dead Sea Scrolls Reading List

Class Notes and Helps



Historical Background for the Scrolls

Discovery and Archaeology of the Scrolls

The Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible Text
PowerPoint flow chart

The Canon of the Hebrew Bible

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in the Scrolls

Qumran Library: The Non-biblical Scrolls

The Scrolls and Judaism

The Scrolls and Christianity



HEB 4490 - Introduction to Ugaritic and Egyptian
 

UGARITIC & EGYPTIAN

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HEB 4900 Introduction to Ugaritic Syllabus

Class Notes and Helps



Ugaritic Alphabet (using fonts available below)

Ugaritic Font "Durham Ugaritic" (Durug.ttf)


Ugaritic Transliteration Font (Durtrans.ttf)


Another Ugaritic Trutype Font (Ugarit.ttf)


Egyptian Font Package (glyph.zip)


Basic signs (.doc file) with Glyph/Transliteration fonts
& Egyptian Transliteration Font (GLYPH_I.TTF)




HIS/REL 4600 - The Holocaust

THE HOLOCAUST

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HIS/REL 4600 Holocaust Syllabus: Fall 2009

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HIS/REL 4600 Holocaust Bibliography and Webography


Notes and Other Course Materials



Anti-Semitism


The Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party


Events of the Holocaust

Examples of Resistance

The Problem of Evil (also see readings below)


Problem of Evil Readings (read for class, 11/8; quiz?):
1) Irenaus; and 2) Augustine


Reactions to the Holocaust



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STEP Classes

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HIS 4900 Travel in Israel/REL 4430 Travel in Biblical Lands

Syllabus: Winter 200
8
  .pdf file  
HIS 4900 Travel in Israel/REL 4430 Travel in Biblical Lands

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  .pdf file  
HIS-REL 4900 Historical Geography of Palestine

Syllabus: Winter 200
8
  .pdf file  
HIS-REL 4900 Historical Geography of Palestine

Bibliography (check for updates)
 
   .pdf file  
Course Information-ITALY      
HIS 4900 Travel in Magna Graecia/
REL 4430 Travel in Biblical Lands

Syllabus: Winter 200
7-08
Bibliography (check for updates)

.pdf file
syllabus

.pdf file
bibliography

HIS 4900 Augustus, Nero, and Constantine: Imperial and Christian Rome/
REL 4900 Peter, Paul, and Mary: Early Christian Rome
Winter 2007-08
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Course Information--Turkey



HIS 4900 Anatolia and Asia Minor/
REL 4430 Travel in Biblical Lands

Syllabus: Spring 2009
  .pdf file  
HIS-REL 4900 Early Christianity in Asia Minor

Syllabus: Spring 2009
  .pdf file  
TURKEY STEP classes
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