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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 Genesis (REL233)

Formerly Analysis of Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis (REL233)

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: articulate an in-depth understanding of some of the major religious and historical elements of the Book of Genesis and analyze the book with the commentary of Rashi and additional classical and modern commentaries.


This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Topics covered are: the Tree of Knowledge and the fall of man; Cain and Abel; the Tower of Babel; Sarah and Hagar; Sodom; Jacob and Esau: the birth of the twins, the sale of the birthright, Isaac's blessings, and Jacob's encounter with the angel; and Joseph and his Brothers. 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 Hebraic Scriptures, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).