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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 Samuel II (REL207)

Formerly The Early Prophets: Samuel II (REL207)

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 the major personalities and events of the period and provide textual analysis, using classical commentaries and Rabbinic sources.


Major topics covered in the course are: short review of Samuel I and an in-depth study of the narrative of Samuel II; the personalities of David and other biblical figures; and moral and religious teachings implicit in the biblical text. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and Textual preparation.Prerequisite: Studies in the Book of Samuel I (REL141). 

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) (3/21 revalidation).