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Studies in the Book of Numbers: Texts (REL359)
Varies-self study or 39 hours (13 weeks).
September 2009 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: derive the exact meaning of words and concepts when analyzing the texts of Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers, through meticulous analysis of the classical commentaries and super-commentaries; compare and weigh the various possibilities in disagreements between commentators when studying their discussions using advanced skills in textual analysis.
Major topics taught in this course include: The menorah: its construction, shape, the laws of lighting, why the mitzvah was given to Aharon; the Levites replacing the firstborn and the ceremony that took place at that time; the ages at which Levites can work; the sequence of events in Scriptures; Pesach in the midbar; traveling in the midbar; sounding the trumpets; deconstructing, traveling with, and erecting the Mishkan; the wars, trials, miracles and mitzvot of the time of traveling through the midbar. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.