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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Numbers (Bible 340)

Location: 
Jerusalem, Israel and other approved locations in the United States
Length: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Dates: 

Version 1: October 2010 - February 2016. Version 2: March 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze key concepts and themes found in the book of Numbers and its classic medieval and modern commentaries; expand on Talmudic and Midrashic exegesis of the text of the Bible; solve apparent contradictions in and between verses; explain the hermeneutic principles which are applied to verses to gain new insights; interpret the ethical issues being discussed; explain lawful rulings derived from the verses as determined in the major law books; and understand commentaries from the last generation of Torah Scholars that are included in the anthology.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Advanced Numbers (Bible 340) is offered as an on-line proficiency examination with an extensive study guide and required reading administered by the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: the censuses; formation of encampments; sacrifices; nazarism; inheritance; priestly blessings; the spies; rebellions; red cow; Aaron's death and other topics.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (2/11). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (3/16 revalidation). 

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