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Advanced Topics in Prophets: Judges (REL398)

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

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate an in-depth understanding of central theological and philosophical issues, as well as symbolic and esoteric elements of the Book of Judges, through reference to a wealth of Biblical, Midrashic and Rabbinic source material, along with knowledge of the Book with its classical commentaries.  Students conduct an analysis of biblical texts and commentaries.

Instruction: 

Major topics covered in the course: the relationship between the sins of the Jewish people, the nations who subjugated them, and the judges who redeemed them; the major Biblical personalities and events in the book and their symbolic significance for religion and history. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hebrew Scriptures, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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