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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 Judges (REL108)

Formerly The Early Prophets: Judges (REL108)

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 the major historical and religious elements and provide textual analysis of the Book of Judges.


The entire Book of Judges is studied. Major emphasis is placed on the role of the judge and the king, the judgeship and Song of Deborah, Gideon's test of G-d, Jephtha's vow, the personality of Samson and the Nazarite laws, and the idol of Micha. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and Textual preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

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