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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)
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
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.
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).