The period of the demise of the Kingdom of Judah at the end of the sixth
century B.C.E., the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians, the exile of
the elite to Babylon, and the reshaping of the territory of the new province
of Judah, culminating at the end of the century with the first return of
exiles – all have been subjects of intense scrutiny in modern scholarship.
This course takes into account the biblical textual evidence, the results
of archaeological research, and the reports of the Babylonian and Egyptian
This is a follow-on for the Coursera class “Principles of Functional Programming in Scala”, which so far had more than 100’000 inscriptions over two iterations of the course, with some of the highest completion rates of any massive open online course worldwide.
For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from
Charles Darwin’s early fascination with stems and flowers to Seymour Krelborn’s
distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. This course intends to present
an intriguing and scientifically valid look at how plants themselves experience
the world—from the colors they see to the sensations they feel. Highlighting
the latest research in genetics and more, we will delve into the inner
lives of plants and draw parallels with the human senses to reveal that