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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Topics in Bible (REL350)

Formerly: 
Advanced Topics in Bible (REL399)
Length: 

39 hours (13 weeks).

Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate insight into the various theological, philosophical & legal implications of a variety of exegetical and midrashic insights and demonstrate advanced skills in independent Biblical research.

Instruction: 

Major topics taught in this course include: Noach; Lamech; ark; seven Noahide commandments; Abraham; circumcision; covenant; sacrifices; Land of Israel; rain; forefathers as G-d’s chariot; personality types; binding of Isaac; Rebecca’s character; women’s commandments; Isaac; interaction between Divine attributes of justice and mercy; forefather’s individual response to Divine accusations; Jacob’s dream; promise of Divine protection; Jacob’s family; Jacob’s names; G-d’s promises; Reuven’s behavior; blessings, priestly blessings, and blessings of Jacob and Moshe; G-d’s names; Moshe as leader; commandments; revelation; tablets of the law; sin of the Golden Calf; tabernacle; redemption; counting; seven; impurity;  festivals; Sabbatical year and Jubilee year; freedom; sin of spies; Korach; incense; tabernacle; false prophets; forbidden foods; Sotah; Nazarite; repentance. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bible, Judaic Studies, Literature, Religious Studies, or Survey of Biblical Literature (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

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