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Studies in the Book of Samuel I (REL241)

Formerly Studies in the Book of Samuel I (REL141)
Formerly The Early Prophets: Samuel I (REL141)
Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates: 

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 the major religious and historical elements of the Book of Samuel I and demonstrate general knowledge of the book from the perspective of relevant commentaries and Midrashic and Talmudic sources and increased proficiency in textual analysis.

Instruction: 

Major topics covered in the course are: Elkana's pilgrimages to Shiloh; Chana and Penina; prayer; the birth of Samuel; Eli and his sons; Samuel as a prophet and leader; monarchy in Israel; Saul; mercy and cruelty: Agag and Nob; the relationship between David and Saul; David and Jonathan; major events in David's early career; Saul and the medium; and Saul's death. 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 Judaic Studies or Religious Studies (10/10) (8/15 revalidation).

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