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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 Prophets: Judges (REL398)


39 hours (13 weeks). 

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
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.


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, Literature, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).