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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)
Length: 

39 hours (13 weeks). 

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

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the major religious and historical elements of the Book of Genesis; outline major topics in the Book of Genesis; reconcile and synthesize the commentary of Rashi and additional classical and modern commentaries with the construct of the text; combine skills in second language comprehension of Biblical Hebrew with the exegetical principles of comprehension for successful textual analysis.

Instruction: 

Major topics taught in this course include:  Creation of man; the Garden of Eden; creation of woman; Tree of Knowledge; man’s sin, his denial, and punishment; Cain and Abel: their births and sacrifices; murder of Abel; Cain’s confrontation with G-d, Cain’s punishment; Tower of Babel; Sarah and Hagar; birth of Ishmael; Sodom; Jacob and Esau: the birth of the twins, the sale of the birthright, Isaac’s blessings, and Jacob’s encounter with the angel; Edom; 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).

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