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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 Esther (REL375)

Formerly Esther (REL375)

39 hours (13 weeks).

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: correctly identify the sequence of events recorded in the Book of Esther; analyze the major philosophical and theological themes therein in light of Talmudic and Midrashic sources; and gain skill in textual analysis using commentaries.

Topics covered in the course include a close reading of the Book of Esther with focus on its homiletic interpretation and theological implications. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.
Credit recommendation: 

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