HERE is a link to a free mini-course entitled the Bible and History offered by Gary Rendsburg of Rutgers University. I have not had time to review this course yet and do not know the format. However, I have used some of Rendsburg’s material in the past and been impressed. His course on Genesis from the Teaching Company is phenomenal. I do not agree with him in every respect with regard to his views on dates and other matters, nonetheless his views are well thought out and provide a lot to think about even if you disagree with him.