I am presently accepting graduate students at the University of Iowa seeking mentoring in Second Temple Judaism, including archaeology (from the Persian period through the Roman period) and literature (including canonical Hebrew Bible and non-canonical Hebrew texts, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and Aramaic Targums, and Christian canonical and non-canonical literature).

We are presently seeking to reestablish the University of Iowa as one of the premier institutions for the study of Second Temple Judaism. Along with professors Paul Dilley and Jordan Smith of the Department of Religious Studies, and Sarah Bond in Classics, we are seeking graduate students pursuing research in Persian and Hellenistic Judaism, archaeology of the Levant, and ancient eastern Mediterranean religions, and the digital humanities.

Dr. Cargill has taught the following courses at Iowa:

RELS:1001 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELS:1015 Religions in a Global Context
RELS:2289 Jerusalem from the Bronze to the Digital Age
RELS:3103 Biblical Archaeology
RELS:3245 Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys
RELS 4001 Biblical Hebrew I
RELS 4002 Biblical Hebrew II
RELS:4352 Dead Sea Scrolls
RELS:4960 Digital Archaeological Modeling
RELS:4960 Biblical Aramaic
RELS:4960/7900 Targumic Aramaic Readings
RELS:4960/7900 Syriac
CLSG:2002 Second-Year Greek II
CLSA:3447 Banned from the Bible: Intro to Biblical Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha
CLSA:3742 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary
CLSA:4090 Readings in Dead Sea Scrolls
CLSA:4501 Archaeological Methodology and Field Research
CLSA:4502 Archaeology and History of Judea
CLSA/SLIS: 6585 Design, Visualization, and Mapping 3D Environments
CLSG:5002 Graduate Seminar: Josephus

In an effort to help students schedule courses of study, I am providing this tentative schedule of courses.

Fall 2011
032:001 (RELS 1001) – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
20E:145 (CLSA:3445) – Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys

Spring 2012
32:089 (RELS:2289) – Jerusalem from the Bronze to the Digital Age
20E:145 (CLSA:3445) – Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys

Summer 2012
Azekah Archaeological Dig

Fall 2012
32:001 (RELS 1001) – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
32:152 (RELS:4352) – Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
20E:147 (CLSA:3247) – Banned From the Bible: Intro to Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha

Spring 2013
32:103 (RELS:3103) – Biblical Archaeology
20G:012 (CLSG:2002) – Second-Year Greek II
32:195 (RELS:4960) – Biblical Aramaic

Summer 2013
20E:183 (CLSA:4501) – Archaeological Methodology and Field Research (x-list: 032:184 or RELS:4501)
20E:185 (CLSA:4502) – Archaeology and History of Judea (x-list: 032:185 or RELS:4502)

Fall 2013
20E:145 (CLSA:3445) – Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys
32:195 (RELS:4960/7900) – Targumic Aramaic Readings
32:124 (RELS:4124) – Digital Archaeological Modeling (x-list: 20E:131 or CLSA:4131)

Spring 2014
32:089 (RELS:2289) – Jerusalem from the Bronze to the Digital Age
20E:142:EXZ (CLSA:3742:0EXZ) – Word Power: Building English Vocabulary
32:195 (RELS:4960/7900) – Readings in Syriac
32:124 (RELS:4124) – Digital Archaeological Modeling (x-list: 20E:131 or CLSA:4131)

Summer 2014
20E:183 (CLSA:4501) – Archaeological Methodology and Field Research (x-list: 032:184 or RELS:4501)
20E:185 (CLSA:4502) – Archaeology and History of Judea (x-list: 032:185 or RELS:4502)

Fall 2014
32:152 (RELS:4352) – The Dead Sea Scrolls
20E:147 (CLSA:3247) – Banned From the Bible: Intro to Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha
32:100 (RELS:4001) – Biblical Hebrew I
32:124 (RELS:4124) – Digital Archaeological Modeling (x-list: 20E:131 or CLSA:4131)

Spring 2015
32:101 (RELS:4002) – Biblical Hebrew II

Fall 2015
RELS:2289 – Jerusalem, the Holy City
SLIS/CLSA:6585 – Design, Visualization, and Mapping 3D Environments

Spring 2016
RELS:1015 – Religions in a Global Context
CLSG:5002 – Greek Graduate Seminar: Josephus

Summer 2016
CLSA:4501 – Archaeological Methodology and Field Research (x-list: 032:184 or RELS:4501)
CLSA:4502 – Archaeology and History of Judea (x-list: 032:185 or RELS:4502)

Fall 2016
RELS:2289 – Jerusalem, the Holy City
CLSA:3445 – Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys

Spring 2017
RELS:4352 – The Dead Sea Scrolls
CLSA:3247 – Banned From the Bible: Intro to Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha

Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.

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