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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 Proverbs (REL349)

Formerly Proverbs (REL349)

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 selected major religious and moral themes of the Book of Proverbs and demonstrate general knowledge of the book with the commentary of Metzudot and Rashi and other major commentaries, related Talmudic and Midrashic sources and works of Jewish philosophy which elaborate on these themes.


Topics covered in the course: Mockery and Rebuke; Love and Hate; The Righteous and the Wicked; Worry and Coping; Acquiring Wisdom; Friendship and Brotherhood; Silence; Desire; Superficiality; Integrity and Evasion; Generosity and a "Good Eye”; Faith; Involving G-d in Every Aspect of Man's Life;G-d's Rest and Man's Rest; Excessive Confidence.  Topic and verse selection 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 Hebrew Bible, Judaic Studies, or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).