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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

Survey of Biblical Themes (REL244)


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 discuss the narratives in Genesis and Exodus and identify ethical and theological motifs implicit in the narratives, according to Talmudic and midrashic sources, as well as the commentaries of Rashi and others.


Major topics covered in the course are: selected ethical, moral and theological themes from the Books of Genesis and Exodus according to the weekly Torah portion. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion.

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).