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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 Books of Kings I and II (REL239)

Formerly The Early Prophets: Kings I and II (REL239)

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: read, translate and interpret Biblical and pertinent Rabbinical and classical Jewish literature pertaining to Books: Kings I and II and identify and describe major themes found in those literatures.


Major topics covered in the course are: biographies of the kings of Judah and Israel, the split in the kingdoms, the personalities of Elijah and Elisha, the exile of ten tribes, and the building and destruction of the first Temple. 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).