Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
JBS 302 Exodus Advanced
Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn. N.Y.
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or at authorized proctor sites.
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Examine the textual component of Exodus and be familiar with the narrative; discuss the opinions of the commentaries on various topics in the text; describe the slavery of the Jewish people as delineated in Exodus and in the commentaries; discuss Moses’s role throughout the various stages of this period; discuss the transition of the Jewish people from an enslaved people to a free nation; describe the erection of the Mishkan and Moses’s and Betzalal’s roles; analyze the differences between the giving of the first and second sets of Ten Commandments; discuss the civil laws as delineated in Exodus and their effect on the moral standard of the Jewish people; compare the roles of Aaron and Miriam versus that of Moses.
To prepare for this exam, students will study the following topics: the enslavement of the Jewish people in Egypt; Moses’s life from birth until his return to Egypt; the process of redemption, including the ten plagues, the preparation to leave Egypt; crossing the Red Sea, Egypt’s downfall; the road to Sinai, the Ten Commandments; the Golden Calf and its aftermath; laws between man and G-d; laws between man and man; the erection of the Mishkan.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Biblical Studies, or Religious Studies (9/17).