Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Arch of Titus and the Imagery of the Menorah (ART 335)
Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
January 2022 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to;: identify the characteristics of spaces of Jewish worship in the early Roman Empire and the imagery that adorned them; recognize the engineering principles and symbolic importance of the Roman triumphal arch; explain the role of the Arch of Titus from both a Roman and Jewish perspective; gain a greater understanding of the historical context of the first century CE, including the reign of the Flavian Dynasty, the dynamics of the Great Revolt, and the resulting destruction/triumph that led to the Arch of Titus’ creation; trace the evolution of the triumphal arch form and its meaning over the course of history; and trace the evolution of the menorah and its meaning over the course of history.
Emphasis is placed on narratives of the ancient Roman Arch of Titus and the imagery of the menorah that it displays. Topics include: context and design of the Arch of Titus, exploring how the imagery of that arch bore different meanings for Roman and Jewish people, explore the meaning of these images, and the menorah specifically.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art, Judaic Studies, Religion, or History (11/22).