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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

Studies in the Book of Daniel (REL235)


39 hours (13 weeks). 

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
September 2009 - Present
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read and translate Hebrew and Aramaic sections of the Book of Daniel and identify and describe major religious and historical themes found in the Book of Daniel and pertinent Rabbinic and classical Jewish literature.


This is an in-depth examination of the Book of Daniel in the original Hebrew and Aramaic with the classic commentaries. Major topics discussed are: cycles of destruction and redemption, forbidden foods, the Aramaic language in Jewish sources, kingship, the prophetic dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel, the Fiery Furnace, desecration and sanctification of G-d's Name; the Lions' Den, the power and role of joy; the unique power of Ishmael, and the Messianic era. Prerequisite:  Basic Biblical knowledge. 

Credit recommendation: 

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