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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 Megillot (REL356)

Formerly Studies in Megillot II: Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations (REL356) II: Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations (REL356)

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: identify and articulate the major religious and moral ideas to be found in Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations and identify the symbolism employed in these books.


Major topics include: Song of Songs - issues of authorship, literary issues (allegorical interpretation, structure and style); Ecclesiastes - authorship, canonical issues, wisdom, wisdom literature, pessimism, and optimism; Lamentations - historical context, the role of Jerusalem, and Theodicy. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and textual preparation. Prerequisite: Foundations of Bible course. 

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).