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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: Topics (REL399)

Formerly Analysis of Hebrew Scriptures: Numbers (REL399)
39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to articulate an in-depth understanding of major religious and historical topics in the Book of Numbers through analysis of readings of Rashi and additional classical and modern commentaries.


Major topics covered in the course: Camp and flags of Israel in the desert; Nazirite vow; Priestly blessing; complaint of Israel in the desert and joy in the service of G-d; the manna; Korach; the red Heifer; waters of dispute; Balak and Balaam: prophecy; the daughters of Tzelafchad; commandment to settle the Land of Israel and the cities of Refuge.  Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Study guide is provided for the proficiency exam format. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Biblical texts. 

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).