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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 Numbers: Texts (REL359)

Formerly Analysis of Hebrew Scriptures: Numbers (REL359)

Varies-self study or 39 hours (13 weeks).

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

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).