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Advanced Topics in Deuteronomy (BIB 350)
Varies – self study
May 2022 - present.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a broad and in-depth knowledge of the concepts and themes found in the book of Deuteronomy and its classic medieval and modern commentaries; expand on Talmudic and Midrashic exegesis of the text of the Bible; solve apparent contradictions in and between verses; explain the hermeneutic principles which are applied to verses to gain new insights; interpret the ethical issues being discussed; explain lawful rulings derived from the verses as determined in the major law books; demonstrate knowledge of commentaries from the last generation of Torah Scholars.
Bible 350 is designed to assess the student’s knowledge of the book of Devarim. Students must have a broad knowledge of medieval and modern commentaries on the Bible including the Midrash, the Talmud, the Sforno, Rashi, Ramban, Maimonides, R’ Samson Hirsch, and others. Students will also have an in-depth knowledge of how the Bible is analyzed and understood by the commentaries, focusing on philosophical and ethical principles derived from the verses. Topics include the censuses, formation of encampments, sacrifices, nazarism, inheritance, priestly blessings, the spies, rebellions, red cow, Aaron’s death, and more.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/22).